ABILENE, Texas - McMurry University women's basketball head coach Veronica Snow has announced the first member of her 2014-15 recruiting class, with the addition of Cushing High School senior Mackenzie Tucker to the War Hawks' program for next season.
Tucker is a 5'11 guard/forward combo, and is in her fourth varsity season for the Lady Bearkats. As a junior, she was selected first team all-district. As a sophomore, she earned her team's offensive MVP award and was the CHS "Freshman of the Year" after her inaugural high school season.
Tucker is coached by Louie Johnson at Cushing H.S.
Tucker is an outstanding four-sport athlete for the Lady Bearkats. She also participates in track & field, softball and tennis at CHS. In track & field, she was a regional qualifier in the high jump, discus and shot put, as well as a member of the sprint medley relay. She earned first team all-district accolades in softball and was a regional qualifier in girls' tennis as a singles player.
In the classroom, she received her school's "Academic Excellence" award and is a member of the National Honors Society.
Tucker plays AAU basketball for Houston Premier, where she is coached by Randy Weidman.
"Mackenzie made a great impression on us this past summer," said Snow. "She will bring a presence to our team with her athleticism and work ethic which will help the team achieve our vision of excellence. She brings intangible qualities which fit well with our team. A teammate with her character and academic qualities is a great fit with our current team. We are all excited Mackenzie is a part of our War Hawk family."
Tucker is the daughter of Julie Rawlinson. She intends to pursue a degree in secondary education, with aspirations to become a basketball coach and English teacher for a career.
Information provided by McMurry athletics department.