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Mackenzie Powers
Mackenzie Powers

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Sycamore, Ill.

High School:
Rosary

Event:
Fly/Back

Birthdate:
02/14/1992

Club:
Academy Bullets


CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Site/Opponent
50 Free 24.08 12/3/10 Georgia Invitational
100 Free 53.12 12/3/10 Georgia Invitational
100 Back 54.01 3/22/13 NCAA Championships
100 Fly 52.25* 2/15/12 Big Ten Championships
200 Fly 1:58.64 3/15/12 NCAA Championships
200 IM 2:03.84 12/2/11 Ohio State Invitational

* - Penn State School Record

2012-13 (Junior Year)
Competed in eight of nine events for PSU and qualified for the NCAA Championships ... Garnered honorable mention All-America recognition at the NCAA Championships as a member of the 200 medley relay ... Also swam the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke at the NCAA Championships ... Swam the leadoff split for the 200 medley relay team that set a school record of 1:37.97 at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly at the Big Ten Championships ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten Honors ... Swam the top team time in the 100 butterfly (52.80) and ranked second on the squad in the 100 backstroke (54.01) ... Won a pair of events in a dual meet with Villanova (11/10) with a time of 55.78 in the 100 butterfly and 56.66 in the 100 backstroke ... Won the 100 butterfly in 54.58 in a tri-meet with Indiana and Virginia (11/17) ... Took home a pair of gold medals in a tri-meet with Arkansas and Missouri State (1/12) with a time of 54.87 in the 100 butterfly and 55.95 in the 100 backstroke ... Posted a second place finish in the 200 backstroke in a dual meet with Navy (1/26) with a time of 2:03.04 ... Placed second in the 100 backstroke in a dual meet with Towson (2/2) in 56.39 ... Finished fourth in the 100 butterfly at the Big Ten Championships (2/22) in a season-best 52.80 ... Turned in a career-best 100 backstroke time of 54.01 in the prelims at the NCAA Championships (3/22).

2011-12 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in all nine of the team's meets and the NCAA Championships ... Garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships as a part of the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay teams ... Also swam the 100 & 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke at the NCAA Championships ... Posted a season-best time of 1:58.64 in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA Championships ... Was the Big Ten Champion in the 100 butterfly, setting the school record with a time of 52.25, and a member of the championship 400 medley relay team ... Also swam in the finals of the 200 butterfly and 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:59.24 in the fly ... Competed in 100 butterfly at the USA Olympic Trials ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Posted the team's top time in 100 butterfly ... Ranked second on the team in the 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke ... Won a pair of events in a dual meet with Georgia Tech (11/5) with a time of 57.39 in the 100 backstroke and 55.44 in the 100 butterfly ... Won the 100 butterfly in 55.48 in a tri-meet with Indiana and Virginia (11/18) ... Set a season-best time in the 200 backstroke in a tri-meet versus No. 20 Arkansas and Navy (1/14) with a time of 2:01.76 ... Won the 200 butterfly in 2:02.92 in a tri-meet with Lehigh and St. Francis (Pa.) (2/4).

2010-11 (Freshman Year)
Swam in nine of the team's 10 meets and the NCAA Championships ... Was a part of the 200 medley relay team that swam in the finals at the NCAA Championships (3/17-19) ... Had individual swims in the 100 and 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke at the NCAA Championships ... Earned first team All-Big Ten honors after finishing second in the 100 butterfly at the Big Ten Championships ... Set the then-school record and swam 52.72 in the 100 butterfly at the Big Ten Championships ... Was the team's top performer in the 100 butterfly ... Ranked third on the team in the 200 butterfly ... Swam two events at Michigan (1/28), clocking a time of 53.63 in the 100 free and 2:03.90 in the 200 butterfly ... Placed third in the 400 IM with a time of 2:09.35 vs. St. Bonaventure (1/22) ... Swam five events at the Georgia Fall Invitational (12/3) ... Finished third overall in the 100 butterfly in a time of 54.09 at the Georgia Fall Invitational ... Also swam 24.08 in the 50 freestyle, 53.12 in the 100 freestyle, 55.94 in the 100 backstroke and 2:01.04 in the 200 butterfly at the Georgia Fall Invitational ... Finished runner-up in the 100 backstroke in a time of 56.33 and the 100 butterfly in 55.92 vs. Virginia Tech (10/23).

Prep
Strong career at Rosary High School in Aurora, Ill. under coach Bill Schalz ... Four-time letterwinner, who served as team co-captain as a senior ... Part of the Illinois High School Championship Team each year from 2006-09 ... Named Kane County Chronicle Female Swimmer of the Year in 2008 while being named to the Kane County All-Area Team three times ... Eleven-time NISCA High School All-American ... As a senior in 2009, finished third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 backstroke at the Illinois High School Meet ... Won the 100 butterfly and 200 medley relay as a junior at the IHS Championships...Swam three events at the state championships as a sophomore and freshman ... Swam for the club Academy Bullets Swim Club ... Named a Swimming World Magazine four-star recruit ... 2008 Olympic Trials Qualifier (100 butterfly) ... 2007 YMCA Summer National Champion in the 50 butterfly...Qualified for the Summer Junior National Meet ... Five-time YMCA All-American ... A two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

Personal
Full name is Mackenzie Elizabeth Powers ... Born in Rockford, Ill. on February 14, 1992 ... Daughter of Ted and Beth Powers ... Has two brothers, Riley and Dylan ... Majoring in kinesiology.

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