UND Roster

2019-20 Track and Field Roster

Rachel Tanczos

Throws


Class Sophomore
Hometown Danielsville, PA
High School Bethlehem Catholic
Bio

TFRRS

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2020 USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Women’s Field Athlete of the Year
  • 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 JUNIOR:

  • Qualified to compete in the women’s weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Championships as the top-seeded thrower in the event
  • Placed second in the women’s weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 22.39m
  • Earned USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week honors once and ACC Field performer of the Week recognition four times
  • Broke her own program record in the weight throw for the fourth time in her junior season with a mark of 23.31m at the Alex Wilson Invitational. The mark ranked first in the country in the weight throw for the 2020 season and placed Tanczos 11th all-time in NCAA indoor track and field history in the event. Following the performance, she was named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week as well as ACC Field Performer of the Week for the fourth time in the 2020 season
  • Won the weight throw at the Music City Challenge with a mark of 22.70m, breaking her own school record for the third time in the 2020 season
  • Broke her own program record in the weight throw for the second time in the 2020 season at the Power Five Invitational and also set the meet record in the event with a throw of 22.51m
  • Opened the season at the Blue & Gold Invitational by breaking her school record in the weight throw with a distance of 22.10m to win the event
  • Named to the 2020 Women’s All-ACC Academic Team

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