September 20th, 2017
Hi Everyone!! My name is Makenzie Burud, but you can call me Mak! I am beyond excited and grateful to be selected as a Victory Scholar through Sport Changes Life! I was born and raised in a small farm town called Red Hook, New York. I then went on to attend college at Saint Michael’s College in the beautiful state of Vermont, where I was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team in the very competitive Northest-10 Conference! During my time at Saint Michael’s College, I was one of only three players and the shortest player in all time school history to finish with 1,000 (1,233) points, 600 rebounds (749), 150 assists (190) and 150 steals (150). I was also selected to the NE-10 All–Conference and ECAC All-Star teams my last two seasons. At end of my time at Saint Michael’s, I was honored to be chosen as the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year, which is an award based on athletic, academic, and volunteering accomplishments.
I am excited to announce that I will be getting my masters in Marketing, while attending Letterkenny Institute of Technology! My dream is to run my own event planning business, which would operate in the non-profit sector, so I am really thrilled to work with Sport Changes Life and learn more about the non-profit world. I also LOVE kids and traveling so I can’t wait to trek l across the pond and make a difference in young people’s lives! I know that Sport Changes Life will not only allow me to change young people’s lives, but it will in turn change mine. Ireland here I come!!