Rachel Saunders
Rachel Saunders

High School:
Wayzata High School

Experience:
4th Year


Year on Team: 4th year

Major: Strategic Communications

High School: Wayzata High School

Previous Dance Team: Wayzata Trojet Dance Team

Previous Studio: Summit Dance Shoppe

Favorite style of dance: Jazz

Favorite place on campus: TCF Bank Stadium

Favorite sport to watch/cheer for: Basketball

What made you want to dance at the University of Minnesota? My parents and siblings all attended the U of M and I looked up to the University of Minnesota dancers my whole life!

When/Where did you first start dancing? I started dancing at The Dance Shoppe when I was 2 years old.

What's something that most people don't know about you? I have an identical twin sister that is also on the team!

What non-dance accomplishment are you most proud of? I am proud of making the Dean's list last semester!

What do you like to do when you aren't dancing? I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, going to my cabin and going to yoga sculpt!

What is your favorite memory on this team: My favorite memory was winning a total of 6 national championships!

Do you have any tips for high school dancers who want to continue on in college? Some tips for dancers that want to continue dancing in college would be attending our college prep clinics! Keep working hard and be yourself!

MORE HEADLINES

Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship

5/28/2016 - W. Track

Minnesota's eight NCAA Championship qualifiers matches the most in program history.

4x400 Squad Qualifies for NCAA Championships

5/28/2016 - M. Track

The No. 16 University of Minnesota men's track & field program will send six competitors to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Oregon.

Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Passes Away At 55

5/26/2016 - Baseball

Minnesota assistant baseball coach Todd Oakes passed away today after a courageous and public battle with leukemia. Oakes, who coached the Minnesota pitching staff, was 55.

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