Raquel Rodriguez

Raquel Rodriguez

Raquel at KVOA

Raquel at KVOA

Raquel Rodriguez GOAZCATS.COM post game show

Raquel Rodriguez GOAZCATS.COM post game show

Raquel Rodriguez interviews Chase Jeter

Raquel Rodriguez interviews Chase Jeter

Raquel Rodriguez GOAZCATS.COM post game show

Raquel Rodriguez GOAZCATS.COM post game show

Raquel cheering at the University of Arizona

Raquel cheering at the University of Arizona

Raquel on College Gameday with her Father

Raquel on College Gameday with her Father

Raquel

Raquel

About Raquel

I currently work for Babcock Hoops and serve as a host, reporter, and digital producer for on-camera content.

Before joining Babcock Hoops, I was a news producer for NBC affiliate KVOA in Tucson, Arizona. At KVOA, I produced the 4 O'Clock newscast covering local stories across southern Arizona and national headlines.

 

I attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. While in school, I worked as a sports reporter for GOAZCATS.com, a school fan website that is part of rivals.com and the Yahoo! Sports Network. Additionally, I was a sports reporter for UATV, the student-run news network. I was also a member of the Cheerleading and Mascots program. While on the cheer team, I earned the following awards: Highest Cumulative GPA Award for the University of Arizona Cheerleading, Lifetime Cheerleader Award, Hardest Working Teammate Award, and Golden "A" Cheerleader Award. In my sophomore year of college, I was in charge of the cheer program's social media. I served as the cheer team captain during my junior and senior years. I graduated in December of 2018, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a minor in Sports Management.

 

Despite being involved in many sports activities myself, I also grew up in a "sports family." My father, Rich Rodriguez, has been a football coach at the NCAA Division I level for more than 20 years. My mother, Rita Rodriguez, was a college cheerleader at West Virginia University. My brother, Rhett Rodriguez, currently plays football at the University of Arizona.

 

Some fun facts about me are that I have two Pomeranian dogs named Roxie and Rambo. I am currently working on launching a podcast with my father about college football and the new era of sports in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In my free time, I like to paint on canvases. My favorite movie is The Shack, and I enjoy watching light-hearted shows such as The Office, Friends, and New girl.

 

I currently live in Tucson, Arizona.

Raquel on College Gameday with her Father