Rachael Christman joined the University of Iowa Olympic strength & conditioning staff in November 2023. Christman is responsible for Women's Field Hockey and Women’s Swim & Dive. She came to Iowa from Auburn University where she served as a Sports Performance Coach. While at Auburn, she oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for Men’s Tennis and Women’s Golf while assisting with softball and women’s basketball. Prior to her time at Auburn, Christman was an Athletic Performance Professional Intern for Mississippi State University. While at MSU, she oversaw all aspects of training for Women’s Tennis and Women’s Golf and assisted with softball along with several other sports.
Christman earned a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology in Sports and Recreational Management from Tarleton State University while working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Performance Coach. There, she oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for women’s tennis, cheer, and dance. She also served as an assistant coach for football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and track and field.
Christman received a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology in Exercise Science from Washington State University. In her time there, she competed for the Women’s Rowing team and went on to become a volunteer strength and conditioning coach after graduating.
Christman is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is First Aid/ CPR/ AED certified through the American Red Cross.