• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 31 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 161 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Rachel Evans

Freshman, basketball

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Hometown: Fort Dodge, Iowa

High School: Fort Dodge

Why Central? 
I loved the small town atmosphere and layout of the campus. I also wanted to play basketball and be involved in different things on campus.

You’re majoring in athletic training because…
I love being around sports and am interested in the human body.

In your iPod 
A little bit of everything, but of course I have to have lots of country! Especially Luke Bryan!

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
My older brother. He is my biggest role model, and I miss having him so close to home.

What you like best about Coach Jacobsma
He’s very enthusiastic about the games, and I enjoy watching him jump around on the sidelines.

Favorite WNBA/NBA player
I’m a much bigger fan of college basketball, but Kobe Bryant would definitely be my favorite.

The toughest part of practice
War rebounding! It’s so fun, but it gets super intense. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been elbowed in the face!

Teammate most likely to win Fear Factor and why
Cory Bacon, that girl can do anything!

Best advice you ever received from a coach
When you get in trouble, don’t be afraid to just hold the ball. It’s better to get a 5 second count then to throw a bad pass for an open layup.

Reality show you’d love to be on
I love watching reality television, but I don’t think I’d actually want to be a part of the show. There’s way too much drama that I wouldn’t want to be involved in.

Why you love basketball
I love having to rely on my teammates, and the fast-paced tempo and competitiveness of every game.

Best part of the Christmas break trip to Florida
Late night bedtime talks with Kalli, Lauren, and Bry, and of course enjoying the warm weather.

Your favorite cartoon and why
I’m a fan of the 90’s cartoons like Rocket Power and Dexter’s Laboratory because my brother and I would always watch them together. We also used to watch Ren & Stimpy with my dad; it was great.

Bucket list
1. Do something crazy, like skydiving or something.
2. Take a vacation to Alaska.
3. Meet Fran McCaffrey. He’s just so cool!
4. Get a matching tattoo with Grandma. (Sorry Mom!)
5. Go to a Justin Bieber concert and be the girl he sings to onstage. 
6. Meet the love of my life, country singer, Luke Bryan!


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