Rachel Drake
Rachel  Drake


White Bear Lake, Minn.

High School:
White Bear Lake HS


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Drake, Morinishi Receive B1G Scholarships

Big Ten recognizes Gophers for academic achievements


Team Honored at Golden Goldys

Three members of the cross country and track & field teams were honored at the Golden Goldys


16 Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Drake and Moraczewski lead the Gophers as four-time academic honorees


Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

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2013 • Senior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • raced in five meets • finished ninth overall and eighth on the team with time of 22:50.9 at Oz Memorial 6K • had Gophers' fifth fastest time at the Griak Invitational (21:45.5) and finished 31st overall • finished seventh overall and seventh on the team at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:54.52 • ran a season-best 21:20 as the Gophers' seventh runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • placed 29th overall at the Big Ten Championship as Minnesota's sixth runner in 21:45.5 • named an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships • earned fourth varsity letter.

2012 • Junior Season: The Gophers' No. 6 runner at the NCAA Championships (196th overall) with a time of 21:30.0 • seventh runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional (57th overall, 22:01.47) • also the No. 7 runner (51st) at the Big Ten Championships (21:28.5) • posted a season-best time of 21:06 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 151st (fifth on the team) • finished 32nd at the Roy Griak Invitational (22:14.0) • ran in seven races overall • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 • Sophomore Season: Minnesota's fifth runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional • Rocky's Run champion • ran her season PR of 22:21.35 at the Roy Griak Invitational, ninth-best on the team • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2010 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Minnesota's eighth runner at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best time of 21:57.0 • Academic All-Big Ten.

2009 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

High School: A 2009 graduate of White Bear Lake Area High School • high school coach was Patti Percival • competed in Minnesota Class AA cross country meet • took 13th place in 2007 and 15th in 2008 • rookie of the year in 2007 • all-conference in 2007 and 2008 • all-state in 2007 and 2008 • participated in the track state meet in 2009 • all-conference in the 3200m relay in 2008 and 2009 and the 3200m in 2009 • all-state in the 3200m in 2009 • set school records in the 3200m relay and the 3200m • lettered in cross country (2), track (3) and debate (1) • honor graduate • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born June 11, 1991 • will earn biochemistry and Spanish dual degree • daughter of Craig and Gloria Drake • has an older brother, Ryan • enjoys snowboarding and sailing • future physician scientist.


Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

5/8/2018 - W. Cross Country

Madeline Strandemo enters this week's Big Ten Championship as the B1G defending champion in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

5/4/2018 - W. Cross Country

The Gopher women's track & field and cross country program received several awards at the annual Golden Goldys this week.

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

2/9/2018 - W. Cross Country

Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.

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