Rawlinson is excited for the opportunity to continue coaching at UNH. As an alumni of the rowing program at UNH, Rawlinson is dedicated to continuing to create a positive and competitive rowing program at the University of New Hampshire. In the 2006-2007 season, she coached the Varsity Women through the transition to Campus Recreation and to their first New England medal in three years. The varsity women went into the 2007 ECAC National Championships ranked 4th. Also in 2007, Rachel received the UNH Women's Commission Stephanie Thomas Award (Link to Article).
In 2008 and 2009, the varsity women finished 4th in the New England Rowing Championships while reaching the Grand Finals of the ECAC both years. In 2008, the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) named Rachel the Coach of the Year for the Northeast Region. At the 2009 ACRA National Champioinships, the Varsity 8 brought home the Bronze Medal while the Varsity 4 finished 8th in a highly competitive event.
Rawlinson graduated from UNH in 1999 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Environmental Conservation and was a four-year member of Women's Crew. Elected tri-captain her senior year, Rawlinson led her teammates to the school's first ever gold medal at the New England Championships in the Women's Varsity Eight race. The following week, Rawlinson sat 7 seat in the Varsity Eight that earned a silver medal at ECAC's and helped the team win the All-Around Women's Points Trophy. This accomplishment led the team to the IRA's the same year. Rachel obtained her Masters of Public Health in 2004 after serving as the Women's Rowing Graduate Assistant for two years.