UND Roster

2019-20 Track and Field Roster

Rachel Tanczos

Throws


Class Junior
Hometown Danielsville, PA
High School Bethlehem Catholic
Bio

TFRRS

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2019 ACC Champion, Indoor Weight Throw
  • 2019 All-ACC First Team, Indoor Weight Throw
  • 2019 All-ACC Second Team, Outdoor Shot Put
  • 2019 All-ACC Second Team, Outdoor Hammer Throw
  • 2018 All-ACC Second Team, Outdoor Shot Put

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Qualified for shot put, discus and hammer throw at the NCAA East Region Prelims
  • Was named Second Team All-ACC for her performances in shot put and hammer throw
  • Recorded a personal best shot put mark of 15.53m in fifth place at the conference meet
  • Finished sixth in the hammer throw with a toss of 64.21m
  • Set a PR and school record in the discus (52.71 meters) at the Jesse Owens Classic
  • Runner-up with a PR in the hammer throw (64.28 meters), adding a PR in the shot put (15.48 meters) at the Virginia Challenge
  • First place in the discus (51.08 meters) and runner-up in the hammer throw (61.96 meters) at the Louisville Invitational
  • Double-winner with a PR in the discus (52.13 meters) and the hammer throw (59.02 meters) at the UNF Invitational
  • Opened the outdoor season with a runner-up result in the discus (49.40 meters) and third place in the hammer throw (59.60 meters) at the Victor Lopez Classic
  • ACC Champion in the weight throw, earning All-ACC First-Team honors with a PR throw of 21.08 meters at the ACC Indoor Championships
  • Third place in both the shot the put (15.02 meters) and the weight throw (20.12 meters) at the Alex Wilson Invitational
  • Runner-up in the weight throw (19.06 meters) at the Meyo Invitational
  • Placed third in the weight throw (19.48 meters) at the Notre Dame Invitational
  • Took second in the weight throw (18.98 meters) and third in the shot put (14.08 meters) at the Gene Edmonds Open
  • Opened the indoor season with a pair of runner-up finishes in the shot put (15.13 meters) and the weight throw (19.25 meters) at the Blue and Gold Invitational

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Competed in the shot put (14.77 meters) and the discus (43.95 meters) at the NCAA East Preliminary
  • Earned All-ACC Second-Team accolades in the shot put (15.35 meters) at the ACC Outdoor Championships
  • Runner-up in the hammer throw (53.84 meters) representing the Irish at the Michael Johnson Invitational
  • Finished third in the discus with a throw of 49.95 meters and fifth in the shot put with a throw of 14.56 meters at the Louisville Invitational
  • Took third in the shot put (14.79 meters) and fifth in the discus (42.89 meters) at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Placed fifth in the shot put (13.99 meters) during the outdoor Stanford Invitational
  • Claimed first place in the weight throw (17.54 meters) during the indoor season at the Alex Wilson Invitational

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Attended Bethlehem Catholic High School
  • Was a four-year member of the varsity track and field team in high school and three-year letter winner with volleyball
  • Won the 2015 Pennsylvania Volleyball State Championship with Bethlehem Catholic
  • Recorded the school, district and regional discus record (144-9) her senior year
  • Holds the Bethlehem Catholic school record in shot put
  • Finished third at the state championships in 2017 (senior year)
  • Named 2017 Lehigh Valley Athlete of the Year
  • Two-time volleyball captain
  • 2017 National Honor Society President
  • Daughter of Daniel and Mimi Tanczos
  • Has one older sister, Hannah
  • Father Daniel (’87) played football at Notre Dame
  • Mother Mimi (’88) and grandfather Thomas (’52) also graduated from Notre Dame