McKenzie Rae Stevens graduated summa cum laude from Queens University of Charlotte on May 5, 2018 with a bachelor of science in exercise and sports science and a minor in human biology. In addition to her academic achievements, she was captain of the 4-time NCAA Championship-winning women’s swim team and a 17-time All-American. She currently holds three NCAA records and was named a 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American. McKenzie was also named 2018 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Female Swimmer of the Year and the 2018 Female Athlete of the Year for Queens University. She was a member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society and president of the student athlete advisory committee.
A 2014 graduate of Salisbury High School, McKenzie will be pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy beginning in August at Western Carolina University. She is the daughter of Jay and Kimberly Stevens of Salisbury, as well as the granddaughter of Frank and Twyla Stevens of Salisbury and Brenda Cox of Albemarle.