Found August 15, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Competing in the Olympics comes with a great deal of pressure and plenty of eyes watching you. But the pressure that swimmer Rachel Bootsma faced in the London Olympics was nothing compared to throwing out the first pitch before a Minnesota Twins game. "I was so nervous," said Bootsma, an Eden Prairie, Minn., native. "I can swim in front of millions, but I know how to swim. I don't know how to pitch a baseball. I didn't throw the greatest pitch, but that's why I'm a swimmer, not a baseball player." Wednesday's first pitch at Target Field was just the latest event in what has been a whirlwind for the 18-year-old Bootsma. This past spring, she graduated from Eden Prairie High School, where she won multiple state championships and set the Minnesota state record in multiple events. Earlier this month, Bootsma competed in her first Olympics in London, swimming the 100-meter backstroke as well as the preliminary round of the 4 x 100...
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