Friday, March 19, 2010

CAL senior chooses U. of Alabama for wheelchair basketball

From Niki King in the C-J...

It was no surprise to those closest to Mackenzie Soldan that she had little to say Friday, as she signed with the University of Alabama's No.1-ranked women's wheelchair basketball team.

People often describe the 17-year-old senior at Christian Academy of Louisville as quiet, modest, shy even.

But beneath the quiet is the smoldering determination of a top-flight, internationally elite athlete.

In wheelchair basketball, she was one of the top five college recruits in the country, and she was one of 20 invited to try out for the American Paralympics team, which will compete in London in 2012.

But basketball isn't her only sport. In wheelchair tennis, she's ranked No.3 in the world junior division and for the last three years has represented the United States in the World Team Cup....


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