Rachel Updike
Rachel Updike


Olathe, Kan.

High School:
Olathe Northwest


Club Team:
Kansas Gymnastics Dance and Cheer


Blog: Mizzou Seniors Prep For Upcoming Gymnastics Camps

The five Tigers share their thoughts on this weekend's camp at the TPC


Blog: Eubank Makes Smooth Transition To Sophomore Year

Gymnast helped lead the team's bars lineup to outstanding season


Updike Leads Gymnastics Into Saturday's NCAA Regional

Junior will compete individually on vault for Missouri


Three Gymnasts Selected To Fayetteville NCAA Regional

Johnson, Kern and Updike all earn individual bids


Three Tigers Gymnasts Garner All-SEC Honors

Johnson, Sander and Updike receive awards following 2014 SEC Championships


The Tigers visited the high ropes course at Venture Out

Mizzou Gymnastics paid a visit to Venture Out last month to take part in a few teambuilding activities. One of the team's favorites was the high ropes course, also known as the Alpine Tower!


MU has Gymnast & Newcomer of the Year

Burke & Updike win awards


Meet Mizzou's Freshman Sensation

Rachel Updike Spotlight


Mizzou Gymnastics Diary Entry

Mizzou Gymnastics had a busy week this week, as the Tigers are preparing for Black and Gold. The Freshman are getting excited for this experience; it will be their first meet as Tigers. Come see the Black & Gold Intrasquad on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m!


Mizzou Gymnastics Video Bio

* 2014 NCAA Regional Individual Competitor (vault) *

* 2014 All-SEC Honors *

* 2013 NCAA Regional Individual Competitor (vault & beam) *

* 2012 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year *

* 2012 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (9x) *

* 41 career event wins *

Career Highs:
* Vault: 9.950 (vs. Georgia, 2013)
* Bars: 9.900 (at Lindenwood Tri-Meet, 2014)
* Beam: 9.900 (Twice, last vs. Arkansas, 2014)
* Floor: 9.925 (vs. Arkansas, 2012)
* All-Around: 39.525 (at Lindenwood Tri-Meet, 2014)

* Selected to 2014 Fayetteville NCAA Regional as individual vault competitor.
* 2014 All-SEC Honoree.
* Took home a team leading 19 event titles in 2014.
* At one point, racked up six consecutive vault event wins from Jan. 24 - Feb. 23
* Twice swept individual meet awards for Mizzou, coming on Feb. 7 vs. Southeast Missouri State and Feb. 23 at the Lindenwood Tri-Meet.
* Established two new career-highs for the Tigers.

* Earned a trip to the NCAA Norman Regional as she competed individually on both vault and beam.
* Improved upon her career high scores on vault, bars and beam.
* Racked up seven event titles throughout the season, with the first coming on the uneven bars at the Air Force Quad meet.
* Worked through a bunion issue throughout her season, competing consistently on three events.

* Had a breakout year for the Tigers, winning Big 12 Newcomer of the year and placing second on vault, floor and all-around at the Big 12 Championship meet.
* Set a school and conference record as she was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week nine times throughout the season.
* Was selected as a member of the Primetime Performers Honor Roll by College360Sports twice during the season.
* Started the season strong, taking the titles in all three events she competed on in her first-ever collegiate competition against Iowa State.
* Earned 15 event and all-around titles throughout the season.
* Competed in the all-around for the first time against future SEC opponent Arkansas.
* Boasted top scores of 9.950 on vault, 9.825 on bars, 9.850 on beam, 9.925 on floor and 39.400 in the all-around.

* Earned the titles of 2010 Elite National Beam and Floor Champion as well as Regional Beam Champion.
* Placed seventh on vault at the national meet.
* Honored as a Region 3 Senior B Team Champion in 2010 as well.
* 2009 State Champion on Floor and placed second on vault, beam and in the all-around.
* Member of the USA Junior National Team from 2006-07.
* International qualifier for a competition in Belgium.

* Overland Park, Kan. native.
* Daughter of Paula and Shawn Updike.
* Born on December 7, 1992.
* Participated as a Blue Valley Northwest Junior Varsity cheerleader and an Olathe Northwest Varsity cheerleader.
* Is currently studying Pre-Health Professions at Mizzou.

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