Mackenzi Bowles to play with Lady Lakers

Mackenzi is pictured here with her parents, Ryan and Jami Bowles and her ALAH High School coaches from the left: Tracy Hood, Mac Condill, and Brianne Eads. On the far right is Lady Laker Head Coach David Johnson.

Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School is proud to announce that senior girls basketball student-athlete Mackenzi Bowles will be committing to continue her athletic participation on the intercollegiate level at Lake Land College.

Located in Mattoon, Illinois, Lake Land is a member of the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and competes at the NJCAA Divsion I level. The Lady Lakers are led by Head Coach David Johnson. Coach Johnshon is in his 19th season at Lake Land College and the Lady Lakers currently have a record of 16-2. Under his direction, the Lady Lakers have had numerous winning seasons, top 25 rankings, and averaged 21 wins per season. Johnson has been named CCCI Coach of the Year, IBCA and District M Coach of the Year, and IBCA Junior College Coach of the Year.

Bowles has been a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and was an instrumental part of the Knights 14-2 campaign this season. She has been a multi-sport athlete throughout her high school career and has also earned varsity letters in volleyball, track and field, and cross country.

Bowles personal basketball accolades include: Second Team LPC All-Conference as a sophomore and a junior, and team awards including Most Improved Player, Defensive MVP, and Team MVP. Bowles has also served as a team captain for the girls basketball program.

Mackenzi is the daughter of Ryan and Jami Bowles of Atwood and plans to major in math education.

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