Ohio Rachel Heim (swimming & diving)
Rachel Heim (Sr., 3.95, biochemistry) the reigning MAC Co-Swimmer of the year and Academic All-American has enjoyed a solid start to her senior season. Heim was named the MAC Swimmer of the week last week after capturing five first-place and one second-place finishes in meets against Eastern Michigan and Toledo. She recorded both a MAC- and personal-best time in the 100 Freestyle (51.59) and a MAC-best 55.85 in the 100 Butterfly, which ranked as the seventh-fastest time in school history, against Toledo. In addition, she had the third-fastest mark in the conference in the 200 Fly (2:06.77). Against EMU the day before, Heim was the top finisher in both the 100 Fly (56.83) and the 200 Fly (2:07.83). She was also part of Ohio's first-place 200 Medley Relay team. The San Diego, Calif., native followed all this up this weekend with a second-place finish in the 200 Free (1:56.40) and a first-place finish as part of the Bobcats' winning 400 Medley Relay team, only swimming those two events.
The MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week honor is presented to a MAC male and female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and performs well during the week's competition. The winners are selected by a group of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.