Rachel Collins was one of the top performers for the Huskers in her final season, posting a record of 14-8 in singles play. She got her season off to a great start, winning seven of her first nine matches, and also put together a strong finish, recording victories in five of her last seven. Collins competed with two partners on the doubles court to earn a combined record of 12-10. Paired with Ann Flannery, her primary partner, the tandem notched a 9-7 mark at No. 1 doubles, highlighted by a five-match winning streak midway through the season. Collins also played six matches with Zarina Galvan, posting a .500 record of 3-3. A standout in the classroom, Collins earned third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a member of the at-large team in 1992.
Collins was great as a junior, compiling a record of 18-10 and 4-3 in the Big Eight. Paired with Nancy Tyggum in doubles, the pair was again one of the best tandems in the country, reaching a national ranking of 22nd during the season. Collins went on to place third in the conference tournament at No. 4 singles, while also placing third at No. 1 doubles. She also earned a spot on the academic All-Big Eight first-team for her work in the classroom.
Collins had an impressive sophomore campaign and finished 19-15 overall and 6-4 in the conference. On the doubles court, she was part of one of the top duos in the nation with Nancy Tyggum, ranking as high as 21st in the nation by ITCA. Collins wrapped up the season by placing third at the conference championships at both No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles. Collins also succeeded in the classroom, earning a first-team academic All-Big Eight selection.
Collins competed with teammate Leslie Sue Jones at No. 3 doubles, compiling a tremendous 21-8 overall record together. The pair played well against conference foes, battling their way to a 5-2 Big Eight record and a fifth-place finish at the conference championships.
At Thousand Oaks High School, Collins was the state doubles champion and named the most valuable player for the Marmonte League in 1988. In 1987, Collins was ranked 20th in Southern California singles.