Sept. 18, 2013

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No. 1 Rachel Middleman, Senior Goalkeeper
Mars, Pa.
Major: Education

Rachel Middleman is in her fourth season as a goalkeeper at Ohio State after notching 32 starts in her first three campaigns. The two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and 2013 captain has tallied a 23-4-0 record in her career to go along with a 0.65 goals-against average which is on pace for the best in program history.

Student Life

    • Do you prefer The Oval in the Fall or Spring? – Spring
      Where is the best place to sit for lectures? – The Middle
      Most underrated place to study on campus – The Science and Engineering Library
      Why did you choose to major in education? I love helping kids.
      Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? – Lost

Popular Culture

  • Favorite TV show – Modern Family
    Favorite movie – Liar, Liar
    Favorite book and/or magazine – Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
    Favorite celebrity – Jim Gaffigan
    Last concert I attended was – Brantley Gilbert


  • Favorite pro sports team – Pittsburgh Penguins
    Favorite athletic memory – Winning the Big Ten Conference Championship in 2010
    Team you’re most looking forward to competing against – Penn State
    Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend – Olympics
    Pre-game ritual? – Writing “FHY” on my wrist. Those are the initials of my best friend who passed away when I was 17.


  • Most interesting place I’ve visited – Vienna, Austria
    Place I would like to visit – Space


  • Favorite home cooked meal – Anything made by my mom
    Favorite snack food – Broccoli
    Guilty pleasure snack and/or food – Chocolate


  • Person I most admire – My “Pap Pap”
    In 10 years, I would like to be – Teaching and coaching
    If I had a million dollars, I would – Give some to my family
    Most prized possession – Car
    Best piece of advice you’ve received – “Keep your eye on the donut and not on the hole”
    If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat – Ron Burgundy, Elvis and George Washington on a picnic eating PB&J
    What is your hometown known for? – Christina Aguilera
    Pop or Soda? – Pop
    Cats or Dogs? – Dogs
    Early Bird or Night Owl? – Early Bird