by Caroline Tomlinson, Communications Content Manager
Rachel (Sweeney) Bredeson never expected to end her Cedarville athletic career as an NCAA All-American. But through the encouragement of her cross-country teammates, her parents, and her husband, Rachel ran an outstanding finish for her Cedarville team.
Rachel Bredeson grew up in a Christian home and gave her life to Christ at the young age of 6. With two parents practicing pharmacy, Rachel quickly developed a love of science and healthcare, and she has since followed in her parents’ footsteps and is pursuing a degree in pharmacy at Cedarville University.
As an undergraduate student at Cedarville, Rachel made her faith her own. Through the encouragement of peers, her cross country teammates, and her family, she grew to love her Savior and recommit her life to Christ.
Rachel’s involvement with the cross-country team has had a significant impact on her life and Cedarville experience. Not only did she meet her now-husband, Luke, who was one of her fellow athletes, but she also gained national recognition for her performance running the steeplechase race for Cedarville’s track and field team.