Rachel Ho
Rachel  Ho


West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
West Lafayette




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2014-15 Purdue Team Photos

Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving 2014-15 team photos

2016-17 / AS A JUNIOR
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
• Competed primarily in the 100 backstroke
• Posted career-best times in the 100 back (57.51) and 200 IM (2:08.72) at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Also had a career best in the 100 free (52.64) a week later at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA last chance meet
• Qualified for the A final of both of her events at Ohio State
• Demonstrated her versatility by racing in the 100 free, 100 back and 200 IM at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational

2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
• Competed in six different individual events over the course of the season, but primarily in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly
• Posted season-best times in the 100 back (59.13), 100 free (52.86) and 200 IM (2:09.21) at the Purdue Invitational
• Had her season-best time in the 100 fly (58.68) at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Qualified for the A final of the 50 free, 100 fly and 200 IM at Ohio State
• Swam the breaststroke leg on the victorious 200 medley relay at OSU
• Won her heat of the 100 free and 200 IM at the Purdue Invitational
• Won her heat of the 100 back at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Served as one of six student-athlete summer interns for Purdue Athletics, working for the John Purdue Club

• Competed primarily in the freestyle sprints and 100 backstroke
• Posted season-best times in the 100 back (58.67) and 100 fly (58.65) at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Won the B final of the 100 back and contributed to 200 medley and 400 free relay winners at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Closed the season with her top time of the year in the 50 free (24.86) at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet
• Qualified for the C final of the 100 back at the Ohio State Invitational
• Also competed in the 100 free, 200 back, 100 breast and 200 IM at various meets

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Debbie Fruitt and Chris Pfaff at West Lafayette High School
• Helped WLHS win four consecutive conference titles
• Four-year varsity golfer was a three-time team MVP and regional qualifier
• Two-time recipient of the Keller Memorial Leadership Award
• Also won the William Wood Memorial Award as a junior
• Runner-up at the conference meet as a senior
• HOBY Leadership Conference representative

• Major: Biology
• Full name is Rachel Yiping Ho
• Born in Chicago, Illinois
• Parents are Chester and Jane Ho
• Family also includes younger siblings Charlton and Lucy
• Both of her parents are Purdue alumni as well as her grandfather Lyman and three aunts
• Mother works as an administrative assistant with the Boilermaker Aquatics club team

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Athlete: Walter Payton
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI
Diver She'd Like to Compete Against: Katie Ledekey
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: Platform Diving
Favorite Playoff Format: Stanley Cup Playoffs
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Jimmy Fallon
In Her MP3 Player: The Chainsmokers
Last Concert She Attended: Lollapalooza
Last Book She Read: Unbroken
Magazine She Subscribes To: Harper's Bazaar
Favorite Multimedia App: Spotify
Favorite Actor & Actress: Bradley Cooper & Mila Kunis
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Lizzie McGuire
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Star Wars
Favorite TV Show: Rick & Morty
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Alaska
Country She'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golfing
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Lane Space
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Being apart of the Boilermaker family
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2015 Dual vs. Indiana
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jean Chmielewski, Chemistry


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