Rachel Munson
Rachel  Munson


Shorewood, Wis.

High School:
Shorewood HS



Minnesota Grabs Pair of B1G Victories

Minnesota men’s and women’s swimming and diving team used solid showings in their home pool to pick up a pair of Big Ten conference wins


2016-17 Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten • outstanding student-athlete award • finished seventh place in the 100-yard breast with a 1:00.58 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • earned first place with a 1:02.97 in the 100-yard breast at the Minnesota Challenge • tallied a ninth place finish in the 200-yard breast with a 2:11.46 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • improved to 2:03.40 in the 200-yard IM at the 2017 Big Ten Championships.  

2015-16 Freshman Season:
Named Most Improved • First-year letterwinner • Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week • Finished 37th in the 100 breast, 39th in the 200 breast, 20th in the 200 medley relay and 23rd in the 400 medley relay at the 2016 NCAA Championships • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Munson placed 2nd in the 200 medley relay, 5th in the 400 medley relay, 8th in the 100 breast, 9th in the 200 breast and 30th in the 200 IM • Tallied nine first-place marks and 15 top-five finishes during the regular season • Advanced to finals in the 100 breast and 200 breast at the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series at Minneapolis • Swept the women’s breaststroke events in three dual meets, including her collegiate debut at Florida State.

High School: 2015 graduate of Shorewood HS • AP Scholar with honors • Scholastic All-American • coached by Rob McCabe • 7-time All-State • 5-time All-American • holds high school state records in the 200 IM, 100 breast, 200 medley relay • NCSA Summer Junior National Meet Record Holder in the 50 breast • Holds Wisconsin state records in the 100 and 200 breast.

Personal: Born September 12, 1997 • daughter of Kenneth and Jane Munson • has one younger sister, Grace • enjoys reading, hiking, and spending times outdoors • majoring in biology.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
100 breast 1:00.40 02/19/2016
200 breast 2:11.29 02/20/2016
200 IM 2:01.56 02/18/2016


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Padington Earns B1G Weekly Honor

Padington Earns B1G Weekly Honor

12/6/2017 - W. Swimming

Freshman Mackenzie Padington collected her second career Freshman of the Week honor, as announced by the Big Ten Conference office Wednesday afternoon.

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