App State’s Rachel Gaines is a goalkeeper in sports — and in life

Field hockey brought Rachel Gaines to Appalachian State University, but academics — and the “family atmosphere” — made her want to stay.

Gaines, a senior environmental science major from Dayton, Ohio, and goalkeeper for Appalachian’s field hockey team, will graduate this summer and then begin the Master of Science in technology program in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (STBE).

Rachel Gaines, a senior environmental science major from Dayton, Ohio. Gaines will graduate this summer and begin Appalachian’s graduate program in sustainable technology in the fall. Photo by Marie Freeman
Published: Jul 2, 2019 2:17pm