Getting to Know Your Wildcats: McKenzie Watson

LEXINGTON, Ky. – McKenzie Watson, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, is the 12th member of the UK volleyball team in the "Getting to Know Your Wildcats" series. Watson is a freshman defensive specialist.

Watson has played in all four matches so far, and made a start against No. 19 Michigan State, in which she logged five digs in five sets. She recorded a kill and had a season-high eight digs in the most recent match up with Ohio. During her senior year, McKenzie was an All-District and All-Region honoree, and in 2013 she helped guide her team to a state championship.

Now it’s time to get to know McKenzie a little bit better …

Quick Facts 
Birthplace: Louisville, Ky.
Parents: Paul and Jana Watson
Sibling: Taylor
Twitter Handle: @mckenziewatson1
Major: Elementary Education  

Things to Know about McKenzie on the court … 

What I like most about Coach Skinner and the staff … Their belief and support in the team.

I chose my jersey number because … It was my number in high school.

My goals for this season are: to win the SEC!

I chose Kentucky because ... It's been my dream since I was little.

My most memorable moment as a volleyball player is ...Winning the Kentucky state championship.

What you need to know about McKenzie off of the court … 

If I didn't play volleyball I'd play .... Soccer.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met ... Taylor Swift.

I first started playing volleyball when I was ...  5

My most prized possession is ... My pandora ring.

My dream job is... Makeup artist.



My hometown is famous for ... The Kentucky Derby.

My favorite movie in elementary school was ... High School Musical


Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals Dec. 11-12. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups with one team advancing to the Final Four in Omaha, Neb., from the Lexington Region. This marks the third time in five seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event.


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