Houston squad captures second place in 200-yard freestyle relay
Cougars grab two top-five finishes to conclude Pearland meet
Houston finishes second day with eight top-ten finishes
Houston finishes first day with seven top-ten finishes
Cougars outscore SMU 158-141
FRESHMAN 2013-14Competed in three events during the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships ... Swam PRs in all three events; 200 free (1:54.81), 500 free (5:09.12) and the 1,650 free (17:42.60).
HIGH SCHOOLRecord holder in the 200 yard freestyle, 500 yard freestyle, 200 IM relay and 400 free relay ... Named First team All-State ... state finalist.
PERSONALBorn November 22, 1994 in Colorado Springs, Co. ... Daughter of Shelley Kurgan and Martin Hobbins... Sister of Remy ... Full name Rachel Varese Hobbins ... member of the NHS and Mu Alpha Theta ... Active with Drops of Grace, Special Olympics and PJ program ... Lists her parents as her biggest influences ... Enjoys volleyball, movies and ice skating.