Rachel Bell
Rachel Bell
Year Inducted: 2011
Sports Played or Coached: Women's Golf, 2001-02

Rachel Bell joined the women’s golf team in 2001 as a freshman from England and made an immediate impact.  She helped lead the Moccasins to their second national championship and won virtually every individual award possible.  She was the National Golf Coaches Association Player of the Year, co-Freshman of the Year, first-team All-American, GolfWeek Division II Player of the Year, SSC Female Athlete of the Year, SSC Women’s Golfer of the Year, SSC Freshman of the Year and FSC Female Athlete of the Year.  She won the SSC Tournament, was runner-up by one stroke at the 2001 national championship to teammate Jana Peterkova and led the team with a 76.78 stroke average.  In her second season, Bell repeated her first-team All-America and first-team All-SSC honors and was equally effective on the golf course, as the Moccasins won their third straight national title.   She had seven top ten finishes, was runner-up in the SSC Tournament, won the NCAA South Regional, finished fourth behind three of her own teammates at the NCAA championship and had the team’s second-best stroke average at 77.08.  Her career stroke average of 76.94 ranks as the fifth-best in FSC women’s golf history.