Student-Athlete of the Week - Rachel Melhado

Rachel Melhado was selected as the Louisville Student-Athlete of the Week

Rachel Melhado was selected as the Louisville Student-Athlete of the Week

Sept. 16, 2013

Post-collegiate Ambition: play soccer overseas and get my master's degree

Person with Greatest Influence on Athletic Career: my dad

Biggest Thrill in Sports: playing in U-20 FIFA World Cup in Japan

Athlete You Most Admire: Chelsea Hunter

What Impresses You Most About Your Coach: she's passionate

What Has Been Your Biggest Obstacle to Overcome: proving people wrong who said I can't do it

Hobbies and Outside Interests: shopping and hanging out with friends

Pre-competition Superstition: listening to music

Favorite Professional Team: Manchester United

Favorite Movie: Good Burger, any Madea movie

Favorite TV Shows: Criminal Minds

Favorite Foods: pasta! candy!

Favorite Professor: BJ Levis

Favorite Class: HSS 418 - Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health

Favorite Funny Movie Quote: "Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?"

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Will Smith

Words That Best Describe Me: outgoing, determined and caring

Best Advice I Have Gotten in Sports: "Never give up."

If You Could Have Dinner With Three People, Who Would It Be? my dad, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bugs Bunny

Why I Chose UofL: because it felt like home away from home and loved everything about it (soccer, school, community)

Best Part of Being a Student-Athlete: get the opportunity to wear Louisville on my chest and play soccer for this university

Moment You Realized You Were Really Good at Your Sport: when I was 13

If I Won the Lottery, I Would Use the Money For: to help my family and travel the world

Strangest Thing That Ever Happened to Me While Competing: my shorts got pulled down during play

What Is Your Favorite Place You Have Ever Visited: Italy, Switzerland, and Brazil

Favorite Season: Autumn



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