Rachel Adams
Rachel Adams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fruitport, MI

High School:
Fruitport

Height:
5-5

Gym:
Airborne


NIU Career Bests: Vault- 9.725, Beam- 9.800, Floor- 9.700

2009: Competed in 10 meets on vault and beam. Ended the season with four top 10 finishes. Finished with an average of 9.531and 9.358 on vault and beam, respectively. Eight of her 10 vaults scored 9.500 or higher on the year and four came in above 9.600. On the balance beam, six of her 10 routines scored higher than 9.500, including a 9.700 versus Central Michigan (2/20). Placed fifth on beam with a 9.675 against Bowling Green (1/11). Scored a season best 9.775 on beam at State Championships (3/14) to take 10th place. Threw 9.625 vaults at Eastern Michigan (1/25), UIC (2/13) and State Championships. Earned a season-high score of 9.650 on vault at the MAC Championships (3/21). Placed ninth on both vault and beam in tri-meet at lllinois-Chicago.

2008: Competed in all nine meets for the Huskies on vault and beam. For the season, finished with 12 top 10 finishes. Concluded with a solid average of 9.564 and 9.575 on the vault and beam, respectively. Started the season strong at Kent State (1/20) with top 10 finishes on vault and balance beam with scores of 9.600 and 9.275, respectively. Versus Ball State (2/3), placed sixth on vault and fourth on beam with a pair of 9.550 scores. Scored a career-best 9.525 on floor exercise versus BSU. At Illinois-Chicago (2/27), recorded a career-high 9.800 on beam to take fourth. Versus Central Michigan and UIC (3/2), secured a fourth-place finish with a 9.775 on beam. Recorded a 9.725 on beam to place fifth versus Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan (3/14). At the MAC Championships (3/29), placed 10th in the MAC on the beam with a 9.725.

2007: Made appearances in three meets for the Huskies. Competed twice on vault, three times on beam, and twice on floor exercise. Started the year with a career-best 9.475 on the beam versus UW-Stout and M.I.T (1/14), giving her a fourth-place finish. Earned second place on floor exercise versus Bowling Green (1/28) with a career best 9.700. Versus Kent State (2/11), placed fifth as she earned a career high score of 9.725 on vault. During the season, averaged 9.425, 9.263, and 9.375 for the vault, beam, and floor exercise, respectively.

Prep: Spent three years competing in Level 10 meets for U.S. Airborne Gymnastics in Grand Rapids, Mich. Missed the 2006 season due to injuries. As a sophomore, dominated the Level 9 U.S.A. Gymnastics Nationals by winning the all-around, floor, vault and beam titles. Came to the same meet as a freshman and took second place in the all-around and won the floor exercise.

Personal: Daughter of Kim and Jim Adams. Born September 4, 1987. A nutrition and dietetics major.