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Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year
Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Nittany Lions finish Big Ten tournament in quarterfinals
Penn State will play Illinois in first round of Big Ten tournament Thursday
Senior Lauren Yao's bases-clearing double propels Nittany Lions to 3-2 victory
2011, 12 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2011 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Saw action in 30 games as a pinch runner...Crossed the plate in nine games, including Tulsa (2/18), Georgetown (2/26), Bowling Green (3/11), Wisconsin (3/26), Pittsburgh (3/29), Michigan State (4/6), Kent State (4/13), Buffalo (4/18), Purdue (4/30)...Stole first collegiate base against Kent State (4/13) in the first game of a doubleheader...Made her collegiate pitching debut versus Massachusetts (2/18), inducing a fly ball out against the only batter she faced.
2010 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Saw time in five games, scoring two runs...Made collegiate debut as a pinch runner at Kent State (3/31) in the first game of a doubleheader, scoring on a wild pitch...Scored game-winning run at Purdue (4/4)...Made pinch-running appearances vs. Pittsburgh (4/6) in the second game, the opener against Michigan State (4/14) and against Illinois (4/18).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Named 2009 District Six First Team All-Star and Mountain Athletic Conference First Team All-Star...Received 2009 Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award at Penns Valley...Four-year letterwinner at Penns Valley coached by Donald Lucas...Four-year letterwinner in basketball...National Honor Society member for four years and President of Varsity Club...Member of Firestorm softball club coached by Fred Caldwell.
Rachel Ann Myers was born May 31, 1991 in State College, Pa. to John and Tammy Myers...Has one sister, Kara, who plays softball for Penn State Altoona...Majoring in kinesiology and with the intent of becoming a physical therapist after graduation.
QUOTING MYERS ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of its great reputation for academics and athletics."
QUOTING COACH PETRINI on MYERS
"Rachel has really filled in for us in some situations that took us by surprise. She has worked very hard defensively to hone her outfield skills, but many don't know with her pitching background, she was able to get a couple key outs for us on the mound. She possesses a lot of the intangibles it takes to be a Nittany Lion and has relished in her role to create havoc on the basepaths."
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