Rachel Thies  
Rachel Thies

Class:
Junior

High School:
AHST High School


Year on Team: 3rd

Major: Physiology

High School: AHST High School

Previous Cheer Team/All-Star Gym: AHST

Favorite Stunt: Full up immediate lib

Favorite Tumbling Pass: Round off handspring layout

Favorite Place on Campus: Starbucks

Favorite sport to watch/cheer for: Football

What made you want to cheer at the U of M? I have always been a competitive gymnastics and I wanted to continue the competition experience. I have always heard great things about Minnesota's cheer program!

When/where did you first start cheering? My freshman year of high school

What's something that most people don't know about you? I am from a small farm town of less than 1,000 people

What non-cheering accomplishment are you most proud of? Being valedictorian of my high school graduating class

What do you like to do when you're not cheering? Spend time with friends and family

What is your favorite memory of this team? Seeing our hard work from summer 2 a day practices pay off at camp!

What are you looking forward to on this team? Traveling to Florida to compete together

Do you have any tips for high school cheerleaders who want to continue in college? It's a lot of work to be a part of a college team but put in the effort because it is such a rewarding experience