Rachel Boerner made her mark at Calvin as an outstanding physicist. In fact, her college job included working for the physics department as a grader, lab assistant and observatory assistant.
But when she wasn’t in the observatory, she was running. Rachel is an NCAA Division III four-time national champion. In the spring of 2010, she captured the national title in the indoor 400-meter dash. At the NCAA III 2010 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, she captured two individual national titles—the 400-meter dash and the 400-meter hurdles—on the same day. Capping her career was the 2011 national title in the indoor 400-meter dash.
“Calvin has affected the way I approach life. Calvin taught me to think deeply and critically about what I believe. Calvin also taught me the skills needed to explain my beliefs in a coherent manner. I don’t have even the remotest idea of what direction my life will take; I’m just trusting that God will be beside me in any circumstance that comes my way.”