Makenzie Grider
Makenzie Grider
Year: Sr.
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
High School: McKinney HS
Events: Freestyle

2017-2018: Specialized in distance Freestyle events for the Tars… finished 13th in the 500 Yard Freestyle, 14th in the 1000 Yard Freestyle, and 8th in the 1650 Yard Freestyle to score individually at the SSC Championship… also registered points as part of the 200, 400, and 800 Yard Freestyle Relays… named to the Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll... earned a spot on the Spring Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

2016-2017: Won both the 200-yard (2:03.00) and 500-yard Freestyle (5:25.06) in the meet against Westminster... Scored points for the Tars in the 500 (5:06.52), 1000 (10:37.23), and 1650-yard (17:47.20) Freestyle events, breaking the school record in the 500-yard Freestyle and earning an NCAA “B” cut... Placed ninth in the 1000-yard Freestyle (10:30.47) and fifth in the 1650-yard Freestyle (17:38.07) at the SSC Championships, earning NCAA “B” cuts in both events. Held the top time for the Tars in the 200-yard (1:58.01), 500-yard (5:06.52), 1000-yard (10:37.23), and 1650-yard (17:38.07) Freestyle events. 

2015-2016: Won both the 200-yard (2:02.09) and 500-yard (5:24.05) Freestyle events in her first meet as a Tar against Thomas University... Picked up two Top-10 finishes at the Spartan Invitational in the 500-yard (5:08.54) and 1650-yard (17:53.73) Freestyles... Recorded three Top-16 finishes at the SSC Championships with 11th place in the 1000-yard Freestyle, 16th in the 500-yard Freestyle, and 11th in the 1650-yard Freestyle... Held the top times in the 500-yard, 1000-yard, and 1650-yard Freestyle for the Tars... Spring SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll... 2015-2016 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for both the Fall and Spring semesters. 

High School: Swam for the McKinney High School Lions… named 2012 Second team All Region in both the 500 Freestyle and the 400 Freestyle Relay… 2014 500 Freestyle All-Region Honorable Mention… selected 2014 Academic All State… swam competitively with Metroplex Aquatics

Peronal: Daughter of Sandra and James… has one sister, Aly… majoring in marine biology… chose Rollins because of the opportunity to swim and the beautiful campus.

Makenzie Grider Top Times
  1:58.01   200   Free   2/18/2017   2016-2017 SSC Championships
  5:06.52  500   Free   12/17/2016   2016 Spartan Invite
  10:37.23    1000   Free   2/16/2017   2016-2017 SSC Championship
  17:38.07 1650   Free   2/19/2017     2016-2017 SSC Championships