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Shamara McKenzie
Shamara McKenzie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Neptune, N.J.

High School:
Neptune

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 135

Birthdate:
05/26/1991

05/23/2012

64 UMES STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN A PLACE ON MEAC COMMISSIONER'S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Men's track places nine, women's track, baseball and men's basketball place seven

04/16/2012

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS

Bowling team secures third NCAA Championship, Johnson hits .625 across five games

04/12/2012

HAWK TENNIS HAS SEVEN STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO MEAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

UMES has fourth highest total in MEAC, women's team has four selected

04/12/2012

HAWK TENNIS HAS SEVEN STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO MEAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

UMES has fourth highest total in MEAC, women's team has four selected

04/12/2012

HAWK TENNIS HAS SEVEN STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO MEAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

UMES has fourth highest total in MEAC, women's team has four selected

2012: Played as the team's primary second position singles player and played in primary doubles team ... won two matches in each singles and doubles, going 2-14 and 2-11 respectively ... defeated Coppin State's Lauretta Mukam 6-4, 6-1 ... competed with Solana McMillan in doubles competition, defeated Wesley's Caitlyn Grinstead and Julia Wright 8-2 and Bowie State's Iyabode Sodipo and Kassandra Bishop 8-1 in first position ... member of the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

2011: Earned a pair of match victories in singles play, going 2-12 overall ... defeated Coppin State's Jennifer Mitchell in second position 7-5, 6-2 ... won match against Shannon Howard of Savannah State 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 ... went 1-12 in doubles play, teamming with Solana McMillan for a win vs. Coppin State team of Hafsatu Kamara and Jennifer Mitchell ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

High School: Played tennis three years and one year of lacrosse ... played on lacrosse team that was ranked number one in conference play.

Personal: Born May 26, 1991 in Jamaica ... Daughter of Jossett and Alexander McKenzie ... has two sisters, Jodi-Ann and Jossandra, and two brothers, Shamier and Omane Rajwaun ... Major is criminal justice ... considers her greatest non-athletic achievement being the first from her family to attend a four-year university ... lists her family as the people that influence her most for always encouraging her to do her best ... plans to go to graduate school and become a family lawyer after graduation ... favorite saying is "With God all things are possible" ... hobbies include writing and dancing ... personal athletic goals are to become stronger and better as a player.