Rachel Waite
Rachel  Waite

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tecumseh, Mich.

High School:
Tecumseh

Height:
5-6

Event:
Breast/IM

Intended Major:
Nursing


06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

06/22/2017

OAKLAND SWIMMING AND DIVING 2016-17 REVIEW

The men’s team won their 39th straight league title, 23 consecutive for women

06/21/2017

OAKLAND EARNS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL HONORS FROM CSCAA

Both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams plus six individuals earned Scholar All-America accolades

03/02/2017

OAKLAND LANDS SEVEN ON ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

Two men and five women earned honors for men's and women's swimming and diving

02/26/2017

OAKLAND CONTINUES STREAK WITH ANOTHER HORIZON LEAGUE TITLE

The men have now won 39 straight titles, 23 consecutive for women

02/25/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

02/25/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 4

Oakland wins its 4th straight Horizon League Title

02/24/2016

2016 Horizon League Championships

2016 Horizon League Championships held at the Oakland Aquatic Center Feb. 24-27, 2016

01/30/2016

Oakland vs. Cleveland State

Oakland vs. Cleveland State 1-30-16 Senior day

10/10/2015

Oakland vs. Green Bay

Oakland vs. Green Bay 10-10-15


2016-17:
Horizon League Champion in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.94), setting a new school record
Horizon League Runner-Up in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.49)
Placed 12th in the 200 IM (2:05.52) at league championships
Swam to career bests in the 100 and 200 breaststroke

2015-16:
▪ Horizon League Champion in the 100 (1:01.85) and 200 breaststroke (2:13.91)

▪ Set a school record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.85
▪ Member of champion 400 medley relay that set a pool and school record at Horizon League Championships with a time of 3:41.04
▪ Placed fourth in the 200 IM at Horizon League Championships (2:04.10)
▪ Held the top team time in the 100 and 200 breaststroke
▪ Ranked third on the team in the 200 IM

2014-15:
▪ Swam 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at 2015 Horizon League Championship
▪ Horizon League runner-up in 200 breast (2:14.64), jumping up to second all-time in team history
▪ Horizon League runner-up in 100 breast (1:03.00), improving her fourth-place time in Oakland records
▪ Took sixth in 200 IM (2:05.53) giving Oakland five finishers in the top six

2013-14:
▪ Took fifth place in 100 breaststroke at 2014 Horizon League Championship, touching in 1:03.03 for a time that was fourth in Oakland history
▪ Her third-place finish in 200 breast at HLs in a time of 2:18.95 ranked seventh-fastest in team records
▪ Finished 10th at HLs in 200 IM
▪ Part of Oakland's 200 medley relay team that finished second at HLs and posted the second-best time in Oakland history

ACADEMIC HONORS
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
Academic All-League selection (2015-16, 2016-17)

HIGH SCHOOL
▪ Was a four-year letter winner in swimming at Tecumseh High School

▪ Garnered all-state honors in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM
▪ Four-time all-conference in the 100 breaststroke and three-time all-conference in IM
▪ Four-time team MVP as selected by her teammates
▪ Also was a two-year letter winner in track

TOP ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
▪ Swimming the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.48

Personal
Full Name: Rachel Elizabeth Waite
Parents: Jack and Joan Waite
▪ Mother, Joan, is an alumna of Oakland University
Siblings: Jarred, Andrew

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
▪ Great academic programs, including nursing
▪ Wonderful swimming coaches and team
▪ The campus just felt like home

Waite Personal Bests
Event 2016-17 Top Time Career Top Time
50 Free 25.23
Cincinnati Winter Invite
1/13/17
25.23
Cincinnati Winter Invite
1/13/17
100 Free 54.12
Eastern Michigan
10/30/15
54.52
Wayne State
10/30/15
200 Free -- 1:58.48
Wayne State
10/30/15

100 Breast

1:01.49*
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
1:01.49*
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
* 100 breast time is 2nd in Oakland history

200 Breast

2:11.94*
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
2:11.94*
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
* 200 breast time is 1st in Oakland history

200 IM

2:05.52
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
2:04.10
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16

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