2013 (Sophomore): Injured her ankle on vault warmups at NCAA Regionals and was unable to compete ... competed on beam and floor at the Pac-12 Championships ... tied her career-high on beam (9.850) and floor (9.875) in the home finale ... tied for first on beam winning her first title of the season ... tied for third on floor ... posted a 9.725 on beam and a 9.750 on floor at OSU ... tied her season-high on floor at ASU with a 9.825 ... also competed on bars and beam ... set a new career-high on beam vs. No. 6 Utah with a 9.850 to tie for second ... also competed on bars and floor ... posted solid scores of 9.800 on bars and beam at UCLA ... also competed on floor ... posted new season-highs vs. Arizona on bars (9.850) and beam (9.825) ... competed on vault for the first time on the year ... posted season-highs on all three events she competed on at the Metroplex Challenge ... had a 9.725 on bars, a 9.800 on beam and a 9.775 on floor ... her beam score was the top on the team ... competed on bars, beam and floor in the home opener and tied for second on beam with a 9.750 ... competed on three events on opening weekend at Minnesota ... tied for third on bars with a 9.725 ... tied for second on beam with a 9.775 ... posted a 9.625 on floor.
2012 (Freshman): Was the top freshman and all-arounder for UW on the season ... posted season/career-highs of 9.825 on vault, three times, last at NCAA Regionals, of 9.875 on bars vs. CMU/SJU on March 9, of 9.850 on beam at Arizona on Feb. 24, of 9.875 on floor at Pac-12s and a 39.375 in the all-around at Arizona ... won eight event titles on the season, two on floor at Michigan State (9.800) and Boise State (9.825), two on beam at Boise State (9.800) and at Arizona, two in the all-around vs. Arizona and at Cal, the vault at Cal with a 9.800 and the bars at ASU with a 9.850 ... was the top Husky finisher in the all-around at Pac-12s finishing 19th with a 38.875 ... also the top Husky finisher on vault and bars at the meet ... named Most Consistent by the team.
Attended Cedarburg High School ... trained with M&M's Gymnastics ... former junior international elite and a two-time U.S. Classic qualifier ... placed second on bars and fourth on beam, floor, and all-around at the 2009 Kansas State meet ... placed sixth on bars and eighth on vault at the 2008 Region 3 regional meet ... carried a 3.5 GPA in high school.
McKenzie J. Fechter is from Mequon, Wisc. ... her parents are James and Debbie Fechter ... nickname is Mack ... chose UW because she "had an immediate connection with both the coaches and the team; I knew right away that the University of Washington was the school for me."
Coach Joanne Bowers on McKenzie:
Preseason 2014: "Mack is coming back from an ankle injury she sustained at Regionals last year and is looking good. She has the ability to help us on bars, beam and floor. She has been a great lead-off performer in the past and seems to be able to handle the pressure of that position well. Mack has proven that she can compete well under pressure and we will need that experience this year while we are relying on so many freshmen."
Preseason 2013: "Mack struggled a little bit this summer but she has slowly gotten herself back into every event. She is one of those people that is an all-arounder and I expect to help her on every event. She is a great lead off person because she can handle it."
At Signing: "Mack is an amazing young woman who we are very excited about joining our program. She has competed at the highest level of our sport, went through a few minor injuries, moved a couple of times with her family, and has ended up back at home in Wisconsin at a great gym and a renewed passion for the sport. We are getting her at the best time of her career."
Fechter's Career Bests
||9.825, 3x, last at NCAA Regionals (April. 7, 2012)
||9.875 vs. CMU/SJSU (March 9, 2012)
||9.850, 4x last @ Brigham Young (March 7, 2014)
| Floor Exercise
||9.875, 2x, last vs. BYU/SPU (March 15, 2013)
| All Around
||39.375 at Arizona (Feb. 24, 2012)
Getting to Know McKenzie
Favorite color: Turquoise
"If I were an animal, I would be..." A white snow leopard
Biggest celebrity crush: Benny Feilhaber or Reggie Bush
Favorite restaurant in Seattle: 520 Bar and Grill
Guilty pleasure: Frozen yogurt
Favorite music artist: Ke$ha, Drake, and Trey Songz
Favorite type of food: Thai
Favorite movie: Walk to Remember or Despicable Me
"If I could be awesome at any other sport, it would be..." Football
Favorite season: Summer
"If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to..." Fiji
I couldn't live without... My teammates
Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Watch movies
"Random fact people wouldn't know about me..." I eat broccoli with almost every meal
Music that gets you pumped up to compete: Drake or Eminem