Rachel Henderson joins the Tigers from Mat Trotters in Bethany, Okla. She is a three-time Level 10 Regional Qualifer, and placed seconf on floor and fifth in the all-around at the meet in 2012. Not only that, but she finished 19th in the all-around and 10th on floor at JO Nationals last year.
Freshman (2012-13): Performed in all but one meet her freshman season, earning a spot in the lineups in eight of the Tigers' ten meets...her first-career appearance came at No. 3 Florida as she earned a 9.700 score on the balance beam...helped Missouri earn a then-season high team score at Arizona with a career high 9.775 performance on beam.
Prep: Trained under Jeff and Trish Carter at Mat Trotters in Bethany, Okla....boasts an all-around career high score of 38.150...Qualified for JO Nationals in 2012 earning a 19th place finish in the all-around and placing 10th on floor...Is a three-time Level 10 Regional Qualifier...Placed second on floor and fifth in the all-around at Regionals in 2012 and took first on bars and second in the all-around in 2011...Is a five-time Oklahoma State Meet Qualifier, becoming the 2008 Level 8 and 2009 Level 9 State Champion...Took second in the all-around at the 2010 Level 10 Oklahoma State Meet and placed second in 2011.
Personal: Comes to Missouri from Oklahoma City, Okla...Daughter of Pam Henderson, she was born on August 2, 1994...Chose Mizzou over Texas Women's, Oklahoma, Iowa, Ball State and Alaska...Is studying accounting at Missouri in hopes of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.