McKenzie Knudsen
McKenzie Knudsen
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Loganville, Ga.
Previous School: Archer HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2018: Named NCAA All-Region and Peach Belt All-Conference for finishing top 25 at regionals and top 15 at the conference finals … Named to PBC All-Academic team … Competed in all six races for the Jaguars … Recorded one top-five finish and four top-10 finishes … Top finish was fifth in the Bobcat Invitational where she also posted her best 6K time of 22:47.6 … Finished 21st in the NCAA Southeast Regional, helping the Jaguars finish top 10.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017: Named NCAA All-Region for placing top 25 at the NCAA Southeast Region ... Named to Peach Belt All-Conference team … Competed in all six races for Augusta … Had two top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes … Helped Augusta finish 2nd in the PBC Championship by finishing 9th, and posting her best 5K with 18:25.1 … Finished 25th in the Southeast Region Championship with a 6K time of 23:31.3 … Best finish was 4th in the Jaguar Invitational with 19:55.8.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2016: Competed in five meets on the season … Posted her best 6k time at the NCAA Southeast Regional in 24:58.23 … Finished 16th in the Jaguar Cross Country Challenge … Helped team finish top 10 at Peach Belt Conference Championship and NCAA Regional … Contributed to the Jaguars being named NCAA DII All-Academic Team … Helped team to a No. 7 ranking in NCAA Southeast Region.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015: Logged one event in her first season as a Jaguar … Raced the Furman XC Classic On Sept. 12 to take 140th in 27:28.7 (6K) ... Took a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Archer High School in Loganville, Ga., in 2015 … Lettered in cross country and track and field under Coach Melissa Johnson … Received the top-freshman award, coach’s award and the tiger award …. Named most valuable runner and was honored on the all-county team during her tenure … Scholar athlete and an honor graduate.

PERSONAL: Born in Snellville, Ga., on Feb. 4, 1997 … Daughter to Heath and Stacey Knudsen and sister to Morgan and her twin Madison Knudsen … Plans on majoring in kinesiology.