2013: Redshirted at Creighton • Redshirted for Creighton’s 23-9 team that reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. • Was able to practice and travel with the team, but did not participate in any matches. • Only action came in Blue-White scrimmage (Aug. 23), where she finished with 42 assists, 12 digs, two blocks and an ace.
Northview High School • Honored with Northview Senior Athlete Award and as Detroit Free Press Senior Athlete of the Year and OK Conference Female Athlete of the Year. • Named first team all-conference in volleyball twice and basketball once. • Named Volleyball Team MVP as a junior. • Played in Champions of Character basketball All-Star Game as a senior. • Earned three varsity letters each in volleyball and basketball. • High school team won 41 matches in her three years on varsity. • Club team, MVA, finished 15th in the open division of AAU Nationals in 2012, and was coached by Mayme Vliestra. • Creighton’s first volleyball player from Michigan since restarting the program in 1994.
Creighton Awards & Honors 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
More About Kenzie Full Name: MacKenzie Ryanne Crawford Birthday: Feb. 21, 1995 Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Mich. Parents: Donald and Kara Crawford Siblings: Conner (17), Kali (16) Major: Exercise Science Career Aspiration: Occupational Therapy Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant Favorite Vacation Spots: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Hobbies: Basketball, drawing 2014 Summer Job: Volleyball camps Thoughts on the BIG EAST: Cool trips Why Creighton: Gut feeling, the girls, and Omaha felt like Grand Rapids Player you Model Your Game After: Alicia Glass Favorite Part About The Ryan Center/Sokol Arena: Atmosphere on game day Match I’m Most Excited For: Butler Favorite Professor at Creighton: Dr. Fong Favorite Road Trip: New York Best Volleyball Memory: Seeing New York for the first time Favorite Quote: “Good, better, best, never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best” (Tim Duncan)