Rachel Henderson
Rachel  Henderson


Ashland, Mass.

High School:





More Than 70 University of Alabama Student-Athletes Set for Commencement Weekend

The Crimson Tide’s total includes a pair of NCAA champions, 11 All-Americans and four Academic All-Americans


Alabama Rowing Sweeps SMU, Celebrates Senior Day

The Crimson Tide's sweep of SMU marks Alabama's third-straight sweep over opponents in Tuscaloosa


107 Alabama Students Earn Place on SEC Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide rowing team led the way with 26 honors while the men's and women's track and field teams added 19 and 18, respectively.


Alabama Qualifies 25 Rowers to Academic All-Big 12 Team

The Crimson Tide place 18 on the First Team, seven on the Second Team

2015-2016 (SENIOR):
Finished 14th in the Open 8+ with a time of 17:23.0 at the Head of the Hooch Regatta (Nov. 8).

2014-15 (JUNIOR):
Finished third in the Collegiate 8 with a time of 17:50.10 at the Chattanooga Head Race (Oct. 11) and also competed in the Collegiate 4, placing fifth in 19:05.84 … placed fourth in the Third Varsity 4 with a time of 7:12.940 at the Cardinal Invitational Regatta (March 15) … finished third in the First Varsity 4 in 8:11.5 against Jacksonville in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (March 28) … placed third overall in the prelims/third in the heat with a time of 7:16.12 and fifth in the final with a time of 7:16.90 in the Third Varsity 8 at the Knecht Cup Regatta (April 12) … crossed the line sixth in the Second Varsity 4 with a time of 8:09.13 at the Big 12 Championships (May 17).

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): 
Competed at the Chattanooga Head Race finishing third in the Collegiate 8+ race... rowed in the Open 8+ race finishing 23rd at Head of the Hooch... a part of the 2nd Varsity 8 boat that finished 1st against Eastern Michigan and SMU... finished 11th overall with the Varsity 4 at the Knecht Cup... rowed with the Varsity 4 at the C-USA Championships.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN):
Part of the First Novice 8+ that earned first- and second-place finishes at the Cardinal Invitational ... rowed with the Novice 8+ at the Clemson Dual Regatta for a second-place finish ... rowed as part of the Novice 8+ against Central Florida and West Virginia ... rowed with the Novice 8+ at the Knecht Cup for two second-place finishes ... earned three second-place finishes with the First Novice 8+ at the Dale England Cup ... part of the Novice 8+ that earned a third-place finish at the Conference USA Championships.

Prep Highlights:
Competed in volleyball and swimming at Ashland High School.

Personal Information:
Full name: Rachel Swiech Henderson ... daughter of Karen Swiech and Timothy Henderson ... brothers, Matthew and Ryan ... sister, Mariah ... aerospace engineering major ... born Oct. 25, 1993.