Despite all of the backlash she may receive from critics who are clearly jealous of her looks, Paige Spiranac has arguable done more than anyone outside of Tiger Woods to bring attention to the game of golf.
And it appears as though Rachel Stuhlmann is looking to bring the same type of awareness to the game of tennis — and she certainly has the qualities to pull it off.
Stuhlmann has already been dubbed, “The Paige Spiranac of Tennis,” and “Tennis’ Top Influencer,” by others. And while she’s not quite at Paige’s level yet when it comes to her social media following, I doubt it’ll be long before she gets there.
Rachel, who played her tennis at the University of Missouri, recently told Maxim that she welcomes the comparison to Paige:
Yes! Tennis and golf are very similar sports. I respect what Paige has done for the sport of golf so much! We have similar stories, and I aspire to continue to push the sport of tennis forward while being unapologetically me!
Rachel Stuhlmann has spent her post-college career modeling and doing plenty of promotional events and photo shoots to help promote both herself and the game she loves.
Stuhlmann was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and she attended Kirkwood High School. She received offers from Penn State, LSU, Colorado and Texas Tech, but decided to stay close to home and attend Mizzou—where her mother and a pair of aunts and uncles also attended.
She was ranked as high as no. 68 in the nation during her high school days, prior to spending four years at Missouri — where she majored in nutrition and fitness.
Rachel’s best tennis season at Mizzou was her 2011-12 sophomore season, when she went 16-7 in singles matches and ranked as high as 77th nationally. Her final year was in 2013-14, when she went 12-19 in singles competition.
Since her college days, she’s been filling her Instagram with stunning images, as her tennis and modeling careers have intersected and helped draw in over 200,000 followers.
Here’s a look at some of Rachel Stuhlmann’s photos from her Instagram page: