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Rachel Daum
Position: Vault, Beam, Floor
Height: 5'2"
Year: Junior
City/State: Katy, Texas
High School: National Connections Academy
Club: Stars Houston
Major: Human Biology
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Career Highlights

  • Two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention (2015, 2016)

2016 Season (Junior)

  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • Made her season-debut on vault at the NCAA Championships Semifinal and scored 9.7875 (April 15)
  • Tied for 10th on floor with a 9.850 at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional (April 2)
  • Tied for third on beam with a 9.925 against No. 7 UCLA and No. 10 Georgia (March 6)
  • Tied for the individual event victory on beam with a 9.850 at Oregon State (Feb. 29)
  • Returned to the lineup after recovering from an injury at the beginning of the season
  • Hit all eight routines on beam and floor

2015 Season (Sophomore)

  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • Scored 9.875 on floor to tie for fourth at No. 4 Utah (Feb. 21)
  • Tied for second on beam a with a 9.850 at San Jose State (Jan. 9)
  • Tied for second on beam at the NorCal Classic (Jan. 4)

2014 Season (Freshman)

  • Contributed scores on floor (9.850), beam (9.825) and vault (9.800) at the NCAA Championships Semifinals (April 18)
  • Tied for ninth on floor with a 9.875 at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (April 5)
  • Tied for ninth on beam with a 9.875 and registered a 9.875 on vault at the Pac-12 Championships (March 22)
  • Recorded a 9.875 on floor and 9.850 on vault at No. 4 Alabama (March 7)
  • Scored a career-best 9.900 on vault to tie for the individual victory, and tied for fourth on floor with a 9.850 against No. 22 California (March 3)
  • Tied for fourth on floor and tied for fifth on vault with scores of 9.875 at No. 9 UCLA (Feb. 22)
  • Tied her collegiate best on vault (9.875) to tie for third at Oregon State (Feb. 3)
  • Scored a 9.875 in her first collegiate performance on beam in a quad meet at UC Davis (Jan. 26)
  • Was named the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Week for the week of Jan. 13-19 - the first Stanford gymnast to ever receive the honor
  • Contributed scores on vault (9.875) and floor (9.900) against No. 19 Arizona and Sacramento State (Jan. 19)
  • Made her collegiate debut at the NorCal Quad Meet and hit both of her routines on vault and floor (Jan. 5)
  • Recorded one top-10 score among Stanford gymnasts in vault and floor
  • Competed in all 13 meets on vault, 12 on floor and six on beam

Club/High School

  • Trained with Stars Houston in Houston, Texas under the direction of Dan Baker, Ashley Baker and Debbie Kaitchuck
  • 2013 Texas all-around champion and first on bars, floor and the all-around in regional competition
  • Competed at the 2013 Nastia Liukin Cup
  • 2012 Junior Olympic National Team member
  • Finished third on beam and the all-around at the 2012 national competition after claiming the Texas all-around title
  • Claimed the 2011 Junior Olympic national vault and floor titles
  • Competed at the 2010 Visa Championships
  • A 2013 graduate of National Connections Academy


  • Daughter of Jan and Fred Daum
  • Has a twin brother, Freddy
  • Volunteers each week at the veteran's hospital in Palo Alto
  • Began conducting research with a professor in the psychiatry department in 2015
  • Chair on the Cardinal Council executive committee for the student-athlete wellness group
  • Serves as a student-athlete liaison for the Student-Athlete Leadership Team for the Pac-12 (2015)
  • Enjoys reading, swimming, shopping and hanging out with family and friends


Career Scores
Year Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
2014 9.900 - 9.875 9.900 -
2015 9.650 - 9.850 9.775 -
2016 9.7875 - 9.925 9.850 -
Career Highs 9.900 - 9.925 9.900 -