Position
Breaststroke
Height
5'7
Class
Senior
Hometown
Johannesburg, South Africa
High School
De La Salle Holy Cross College HS

2016 NCAA Qualifier
2014 NCAA Qualifier

SENIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Wrapped up her career as an NCAA individual qualifier in the 100 breast … Finished 21st in the event with the fourth-fastest time in school history … Qualified for the ‘B’ final of the 100 breast and finished fourth to score for LSU … Finished 25th overall in the 200 breast at the conference meet … Swept the breast events in LSU’s wins over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Touched the wall fourth in the 200 breast and fifth in the 100 against Texas A&M … Finished fourth in the breast events against Virginia Tech and Kentucky … In the ‘B’ final of the 100 and 200 breast at the Texas A&M Invite, finished fourth and fifth respectively … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Selected by the coaching staff as the most improved member of the woman’s team … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Continued to lead the way during her junior season in the breaststroke events … Finished 27th in the 100 breast and 34th in the 200 breast at the SEC Championships … Won the bonus final of the 100 breast at the Texas A&M Invite … Finished seventh in the consolation final of the 200 breast at the midseason meet … Touched the wall second in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast against Alabama and Auburn … Took first in the 100 breast and finished second in the 200 breast against Incarnate Word … Finished third overall in the 200 breast and fourth overall in the 100 breast during LSU’s quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane … Finished third in the 100 breast against SMU … Touched the wall fourth in both breast events against Tennessee … Also finished fourth in both breast events against Tulane … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll… Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
A breaststroke specialist who owns the third-fastest times on the team … Earned fourth place finishes during a win over Tulane in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.48) and 200 breaststroke (2:27.52) … Finished third in the “B” final of the 100 breaststroke (1:03.23) at the A&M Invite … Captured a win in the “C” final of the 200 breaststroke (2:19.34) at the A&M Invite … In the Houston Quad meet, secured a third place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:03.85 … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll… Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
A talented international freshman who executed a smooth transition from long course to short course competition … Set her career lows at the SEC Championships … Finished 24th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.99 after posting LSU’s fifth best all-time mark of 1:02.68 in prelims at SEC’s … Swam to 28th in the 200 breast with a mark of 2:17.23 at the conference meet … Ranked second on the team in both breast events … Swam the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:02.77 in a second place swim in a home victory over Alabama … Captured the ‘C’ final in the 200 breast (2:18.16) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Posted a 100 breast time of 1:03.88 in a 14th place finish at the midseason meet … Swam the second leg of the first place 200 medley relay (1:42.78) and first place 400 medley relay (3:47.63) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Cranked out a second place finish in the 100 breast (1:03.65) in a home win over NC State … Notched a pair of second place performances in the 100 breast (1:05.34) and the 200 breast (2:21.64) in a dual victory over Kentucky … Finished second in the 100 breast (1:05.42) and third in the 200 breast (2:22.49) in a victory over Vanderbilt … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Immensely skilled breaststroke swimmer who will look to translate her success on the international level to the collegiate level … Crowned the 2010 South African National Champion in the 50 and 100 breast when she was only 16 … Competed in the Junior Olympics in Singapore … Boasts recent long course meter bests and short course yard conversion bests of 1:03.37 (54.05) in the 100 meter breast, 2:15.28 (1:55.93) in the 200 meter breast, 2:02.43 (1:47.00) in the 200 meter free and 4:20.20 (4:49.34) in the 400 free … Named her high school’s Female Athlete of the Year her senior season Coached by Peter Williams … Member of the Waterborn Swim Club.

PERSONAL
Born May 3, 1993 … Parents are Rob and Lynne MacKenzie … Has one younger brother – Conner … Majoring in kinesiology.

MACKENZIE’S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke 1:00.47 2016 NCAA Championships
200 breaststroke 2:14.51 2016 NCAA Championships

MACKENZIE’S TOP 2015-16 TIMES
100 breaststroke 1:00.47 NCAA Championships
200 breaststroke 2:14.51 NCAA Championships

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