Rachel Grant Athlete Profile

Rachel Grant

Positions: Butterfly, Individual Medley Height: 5-6 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007-2011 Hometown: Walnut, CA Last School: Walnut High School

Personal

Parents are Matthew and Gabi Grant ... was born in Hong Kong ... siblings are Rebecca, Andrea and Alexis ... psychology major ... recruited by USC and the University of Washington.

Before BYU

Athlete of the Year at Walnut High School her senior year ... four-year letterwinner ... four-time San Antonio League Champion ... Southern California Masters Meet champion and record-holder in the 200 IM ... finalist in the 2007 Summer Junior Nationals, finishing among the top-16 swimmers in the country ... All-American her senior year.




2007-2008 | Freshman Year

Took first place in the 400 IM and 200 butterfly at the MWC Championships ... season-best time in the 400 IM at the MWCC with a time of 4:18.94 ... recorded a personal best time in the 200 fly (2:00.74) at the Nike Cup ... finished fourth at the MWCC in the 500 free with a time of 4:54.03 ... named to the All-MWC Team in the 400 IM, 200 fly and 500 free ... competed in every meet of the season ... finished with a time of 56.83 in the 100 fly against UNLV which was a personal- and season-best time ... recorded a personal-best time of 10:18.46 in the 1000 free against TCU.

2008-2009 | Sophomore Year

The only Cougar swimmer to qualify for NCAA Championships ... finished 33rd in the 200 fly with a time of 1:58.31 at the NCAA Championships ... finished 29th in the 400 IM at NCAA Championships with a time of 4:13.67 ... named to the All-Mountain West Conference team for her performance in the 200 IM, 400 IM, and 200 fly at the MWC Championships ... placed fourth in the 200 IM at the MWCC with a time of 2:01.19, a new BYU all-time record in the event ... finished second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:13.38, breaking the all-time BYU record and qualifying for the NCAA Championships ... finished third in the 200 fly at MWCC with a time of 1:57.79, a time good enough to send her to the NCAA Championships ... competed in all nine dual meets for the Cougars ... won the 200 IM against Utah with a time of 2:05.24 ... placed second in the 100 fly against Utah with a time of 56.47 ... tallied a first-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 2:02.10 against Utah ... finished first in the 1000 free (10:20.91) and 100 back (57.71) against Air Force ... placed first in the 200IM with a time of 2:05.92, also winning the 100 fly with a time of 2:04.16 ... broke the MWC 400 IM record with a time of 4:18.37 at the Nike Cup, winning the event ... placed second in the 200 fly with a time of 1:59.80 at the Nike Cup ... won the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.65 at the Nike cup, a personal-best ... finished fourth in the 200 IM at the Anteater Shootout with a personal-best time of 2:03.94 ... won the 400 IM with a time of 4:21.38, only three seconds off the Mountain West Conference record at the Anteater Shootout ... Grant also won the 100 fly and 200 fly, touching the wall with times of 56.78 and 2:01.53, respectively, at the Anteater Shootout ... named Mountain West Conference Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 4, 2008 for her performance at the TCU meet ... won the 400 IM at the New Mexico/NAU meet with a time of 4:27.95 ... led her team in the first conference meet of the season, not only winning the 200 fly (2:01.30), 100 fly (56.22) and 200 IM (2:05.67), but she also helped the 400 medley relay team win with a time of 3:52.37 ... the 100 fly time (56.22) against TCU was a new high-altitude record for the Cougars ... finished first in the 200 IM at the Blue and White Meet to kickoff the season with a time of 2:04.76.

2009-2010 | Junior Year

Placed 44th in the 200 IM, 28th in the 400 IM and 25th in the 200 fly at the NCAA National Championships the only Cougar swimmer to qualify for nationals ... along with Meghan Zimmer of San Diego State, Grant was named Swimmer of the Year for her two titles at the MWC Championships in the 400 individual medley and 200 fly as well as placing second in the 200 IM ... tallied 21 first-place finishes during the dual meet season more than any other Cougar ... named All-MWC for her performance at the MWCC ... ranked 43rd in the nation overall in the 400 IM (4:13.47) ... ranked fifth in the MWC in the 200 free for her performance at MWCC with a time of 1:48.85 ... ranked third in the MWC in the 100 fly (55.21), achieved against Utah ... ranked first in the MWC in the 200 fly with a time of 1:57.69, achieved at the NCAA Championships ... ranked third in the MWC with a time of 2:00.45 in the 200 IM, achieved at the MWCC ... ranked first in the MWC in the 400 IM with a time of 4:13.47 (MWCC).

2010-2011 | Senior Year

Competed in all ten dual meets for the Cougars...named MWC Swimmer of the Year along with SDSUs Kelly Marquenie...attended NCAAs and placed 18th in the preliminaries of the 200 butterfly, recording a time of 1:57.4...placed 27th in the prelims of the 400 IM, touching in at 4:14.37...at the MWCC, she placed first in the 200 IM (1:59.40), 400 IM (4:10.77) and the 200 Fly (1:57.19), all earning NCAA b cut times...also placed third in the 400 free relay and fifth in the 800 free relay...earned All-Conference recognition for her performances in the 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM and 400 free relay...ranked 29th in the nation for the 200 fly and 32nd for the 400 IM...ranked first in the conference for the 400 IM, second in the 200 IM and third for the 200 free...ranked first for the Cougars in the 200 free, 200 fly and 400 IM...ranked second for the team in the 500 free, 50 back and 200 IM...tallied 32 first-place finishes during the season...recorded two MWC Swimmer of the Week awards during the season.