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  Rachel Heim

Rachel  Heim

Player Profile


San Diego, Calif.

High School:


Fly, BK, Free


2010-11: A Third Team Academic All-American in 2009-10, Heim is eligible to be named an Academic All-American again this year. She is a two-time First Team Academic All-District selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Athletically, she was a four-time First Team All-MAC choice and three-time Academic All-MAC selection. As a junior she was named Co-MAC Swimmer of Year. For her career, Heim amassed 13 MAC Titles including eight individual and five relays. She won four 100-yd. butterfly championships, two 200-yd. butterfly titles and two 100-yd. backstroke titles. Heim also was a part of five MAC Championship relay teams: 400-yd. Freestyle relay in 2009, 400-yd. Medley relay in 2011 and the 200-yd. Freestyle relay in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Heim holds three individual school records in the 100-yd. backstroke with a time of 54.63 seconds, the 100-yd. butterfly with a mark of 52.51 seconds and the 200-yd. butterfly with a time of 1:59.39. She also holds five relay records. Heim was a four time College Swimming Coaches' Association of America Academic All-American. In 2011, she qualified for the NCAA Championships and placed 23rd in preliminaries in the 100-yd. butterfly.

2009-10: Co-SIDA Third Team Academic All-American ... First Team Academic All-District ... Named co-MAC Swimmer of the Year at the conference championships ... Academic All-MAC ... Was awarded the team's Ed Wright trophy, which is given to the most valuable swimmer or diver on the team ... Earned a team-leading four first-place finishes at the MAC Championships (200 Free Relay, 100 Fly, 100 Backstroke, 200 Fly) ... 100 Fly, 200 Fly and 100 Backstroke times turned in at MACs were all lifetime bests ... Won four conference Swimmer of the Week awards during the season ... Was named a MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week on February 5 ... Set the program record in the 100 Backstroke with her time of 54.63 ... Set the program record in the 100 Fly with her 53.26 ... Was a member of the 200 Free Relay team that set a program record (1:30.05) during a time trial at the MAC Championships.

2008-09: Academic All-MAC ... Second Team Academic All-District ... MAC Champion in the 200 Free Relay, 100 Fly, 100 Back and 400 Free Relay ... Swam a career-best 100 free at Miami with a 51.78 ... Shattered former career-best 100 fly time by almost two full seconds at the MAC Championship with a time of 53.47 ... Also set career a career-best in the 10 back at the MACs with a time of 54.65.

2007-08: Named a CSCAA Academic All-American ... Named First-Team All-MAC ... Won the 100 fly in the tri-meet with Ohio State and Kenyon ... Member of the 800 free relay team that placed first in the tri-meet with Ohio State and Kenyon in a time of 7:35.32 ... Member of the first-place 400 medley relay team at the Akron Invitational ... Placed first in the 100 fly at the Akron Invitational ... Member of the 800 free relay team that finished third at the MAC Championships in a school-record time of 7:23.15 ... Won the 100 fly at the MAC Championships in a personal-best 55.17, becoming the third-fastest swimmer in Ohio history ... Placed sixth in the 100 back at the MAC Championships in a personal-best 57.43, ranking ninth on Ohio's all-time list ... Finished third in the 200 fly at the MAC Championships in a personal-best time of 2:00.87, ranking fourth all-time at Ohio.

High School: All-American in the 100 back and 100 fly in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Junior National qualifier in 2006 and 2007 ... Three-time CIF Champion.

Personal: Biochemistry major ... Daughter of Walter and Beverly Heim ... Born Aug. 2, 1989.

Personal Bests: 50 Free: 24.07 (1/19 at Marshall) ... 100 Free: 51.51 ... 200 Free: 1:53.11 (2/6 vs. EMU) ... 100 Fly: 52.51 (2/25 at MAC) ... 200 Fly: 1:59.39 (2/26 at MAC) ... 100 Back: 54.63 (2/26 at MAC) ... 200 Back: 2:07.70 ... 200 IM: 2:07.05 ... 400 IM: 4:37.00.