Getting to know freshman guard MacKenzie SellsOctober 8, 2012 · @MTAthletics
From now until the season starts, GoBlueRaiders.com will feature question and answer sessions with members of the 2012-13 Middle Tennessee Women's Basketball team.
In our first edition of the series, GBR.com sat down with freshman guard MacKenzie Sells from Livingston. During her senior year at Livingston Academy, Sells was the 2011 Tennessee 2A Miss Basketball winner and earned a spot on the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State team.
Sells talked with GoBlueRaiders.com about her experience at Middle Tennessee so far and what she is looking forward to over the next few years.
Q: How has the transition to Middle Tennessee been for you so far?
A: So far, it has been really tough. It's a huge transition from high school to the collegiate level. I've had a lot of great support from my teammates and coaches.
Q: How are you dealing with the college lifestyle in organizing your daily schedule?
A: It was hard at first. When we came here for the summer, it helped us a lot to get acclimated. I think the hardest part is getting up early in the morning. In high school, you could sleep in and go to class. In college, you have to go to class and practice. It's a hard transition, but it's getting easier and easier as time goes along.
Q: Why did you decide to attend MT?
A: I really enjoyed my official visit. I felt like Middle Tennessee was my 'home away from home.'
Q: What does it mean to you to be a member of the women's basketball program at Middle Tennessee?
A: It's really flattering. It has been a great experience so far. I am excited to see how the next four years play out for me.
Q: What are your goals for this season?
A: My goal is to help the team go further in the NCAA Tournament. I would like to see my teammates and I succeed and have a great season.
Q: In your free time, what do you like to do?
A: Relax. I love to go home to Livingston and spend time with my family.
Q: Who has been an inspiration to you?
A: My dad. He played college ball at Tusculum for one year. He wished he could have played all four years. He made me strive to earn the collegiate athlete experience.
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