Harrison named MEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Mackenzie Harrison, a volleyball standout for Fairmont State, has been named as the 2017-18 Mountain East Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Harrison was selected among the 12 finalists for the award.

Last week, Harrison was selected as the Mountain East Conference Female Athlete of the Year. She is the first student-athlete to earn both Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.

After leading the nation in kills with 710, Harrison was selected as the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) National Player of the Year. She was also the MEC Player of the Year and the D2CCA Atlantic Region Player of the Year. The senior was a three-time All-MEC first team selection and is Fairmont State's all-time leader in career kills (1,968) and kills in a season (710).

In the classroom, Harrison was a member of the Fairmont State Honor's Program and graduated with a 3.487 grade-point average in business administration. She was named the 2018 "Outstanding Senior" by the Fairmont State School of Business. She was a three-time selection to the MEC Commissioner's Honor Roll (2015-17) and was named to the Dean's List multiple times.

Additionally, Harrison was also actively involved on campus and in the community. She volunteered for the Marion County Humane Society and was the Athletic Representative for the Fairmont State Student Government. She also served as Director of Social Media for the "Love Your Melon" campaign at Fairmont State designed to give every child battling cancer a hat.

The MEC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year is selected by a vote of institutional administrators and the conference office.

Previous Award Winners
2014-15: Nichole Perry (Charleston, Basketball)
2015-16: Lauren Langenderfer (Notre Dame, Basketball)
2016-17: Kayce Krucki (Wheeling Jesuit, Volleyball)
2017-18: Mackenzie Harrison (Fairmont State, Volleyball)