Honors & Awards
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018)
- J.O. National Championships Qualifier (2016)
Rachel Thompson added valuable depth to the roster in 2018, but did not see action in a meet.
She got off to an excellent start outside the gym, as she was named to the fall Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and joined the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
Thompson competed at Nebraska School of Gymnastics in Lincoln during her club career for coaches Vanessa Meloche, a former Husker All-American, and Owen Field. Thompson qualified for the 2016 J.O. National Championships, where she posted a 19th-place finish on beam. Thompson notched a top-10 finish at the 2015 Region 4 Championships, where she finished ninth on floor. One of the top gymnasts in the state, Thompson finished third at the 2016 Nebraska State Championships on vault, bars and in the all-around, while finishing tied for fourth on beam and fifth on floor. She also finished third on bars, floor and in the all-around at the 2015 Nebraska State Championships.
The daughter of Kris and Michelle Thompson, Rachel was born on Sept. 14, 1999. She has two brothers, Cole and Luke. A 2017 graduate of Lincoln Southwest High School, Thompson plans to major in pre-health at Nebraska. She is a two-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018.