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A Crusader alum is making waves in the Navy, in a good way. Rachel Fortner ‘13 was named a Naval Academy Featured Firstie in February.

Rachel was recognized for her achievements and for earning acceptance to multiple Medical Schools including both Georgetown and Vanderbilt’s Schools of Medicine.

MIDN 1/C Rachel Fortner attended the University of Dayton on a volleyball scholarship before attending the Naval Academy. At Navy, Rachel is majoring in Ocean Engineering and is involved in Catholic Daughters of America, the Catholic Midshipman Club, and the Navy Medicine Club. Rachel played volleyball her first two years at the Academy, and continues to play intramural volleyball. This semester, Rachel served as the 21st Company Operations Officer. Upon graduation, Rachel will attend medical school in pursuit of her dreams to be a Navy Physician.

Congratulations, Rachel, and keep up the great work!