This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Rachel Thomas, a senior catcher/outfielder on the University of Wisconsin–Stout softball team. Thomas is a human development and family studies major from Hastings, Minn.
Why did you choose stout?
“I chose Stout because I loved the feeling of a smaller campus. I also live a little over an hour away, so it was nice to be able to go home if I wanted to but still get away. I also know quite a few people who graduated from stout and I only heard good things about the school.”
Outside of school and athletics, what are a few of your hobbies?
“I really enjoy going to concerts and music festivals. I also really enjoy working out.”
What are a few interesting interesting facts about yourself?
“An interesting fact about myself is I love working with autistic children, and after graduation I have accepted a full-time job at a company called Fraser.”
Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?
“My favorite pro-athlete is Zach Parise. He plays for the Minnesota Wild hockey team. I think he is super fun to watch and is a great player.”