At Nevada: 2012-13 (Junior): Another swimmer that competed in the 1,000 and other distance events for Nevada as well as breaststroke and butterfly races ... Was third in the 200 fly against San Jose State at 2:11.39 ... Stepped up at the MW Championships with a 12th-place finish in the 200 breast ... With a number of strong finishes in many events, proved herself to be a versatile and valuable swimmer heading into her final year. 2011-12 (Sophomore): Competed in medley, medley relay and butterfly events in her second season in Reno ... Posted multiple top-six finishes. 2010-11 (Freshman): Swam backstroke and butterfly for the Pack ... Also part of Nevada's medley relay team ... Advanced to the finals round in the 100-yard (58.94) and 200-yard (2:10.18) butterfly and the 200-yard backstroke (2:12.82), recording a personal-best in each event.
High School: Graduated from Reed High School in 2010 ... Earned four letters for swimming & diving under head coach Jen Garrett ... Placed second in the 100-yard butterfly and a member of the third place 200-yard IM relay at the High Desert Regionals ... Two-time sectionals qualifier for the Sparks Piranhas coached by Atsuko Perkins and current Nevada Swim Coach Mike Richmond.
Personal: Full name is Rachel Elizabeth O'Connor ... Daughter of Tim and Lori O'Connor ... Enjoys photography ... Considers Natalie Coughlin and Mike Richmond her sports heroes.