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Freshman Mackenzie Valentin
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Meet the Freshmen: Mackenzie Valentin
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 10, 2013
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With the semester in full swing, the Arizona women’s gymnastics team prepares for the mark of official practices on Sept. 19. The GymCats have welcomed freshman Mackenzie Valentin to the roster. The team has added a total of four freshmen to the program.

Valentin spent the last 14 years at the BartConnerGymnasticsAcademy. She holds multiple titles including 2012 WOGA Classic vault champion and 2013 Oklahoma State Meet vault champion. With season in just a few months, Valentin is expected to make a strong contribution for the program. Keep an eye out for her success this season.

Full name: Mackenzie Loren Valentin

Nickname: Kenzie

Hometown: Mustang, Okla.

Favorite superhero: Batman

Favorite movie: Now You See Me

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite book: Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Favorite spot on campus: The turtle pond

Career ambition: Medical Research

Three items on your bucket list: Scuba the Great Barrier Reef, travel to Italy, learn how to surf

A fact that people may not know: I cannot stand anything that taste like or is chocolate

Excitements for the upcoming year: I am excited to be a part of such a great team for this upcoming season.

Reason for coming to UA: I came to the University of Arizona because I was looking for a school that had both a challenging academic program as well as a strong gymnastics program. I found both in the U of A and when I came to visit I fell in love.

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