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Only 14, and Already a Champion
Posted on August 29, 2011
But There’s More to Makenna Grewe Than Just Pitching, Hitting and Running
Makenna Grewe is a champion. Literally.
Since moving to the 4S Ranch area when she was 5 years old, she has been very active in community athletics. “I started playing soccer and softball when I was 5,” said Makenna, who has been playing ever since.
Earlier this year, the 14-year-old daughter of Eve and Tom Grewe became the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run National Champion in the 13-14 year old Girls Age Division (see http://bit.ly/makennagrewe).
It was actually the Del Norte High School freshman’s second year competing in the event. She also won the regional event in 2010, before making it all the way to the July Major League Baseball All-Star Game and securing the U.S. crown in the event in July this year.
‘My parents inspire me because they believe in me and have supported me in all the things I do.’
~ Makenna Grewe,
Del Norte High School Freshman
In addition to her PHR competition, she is also an accomplished cross country runner. “I placed in the top 15 – out of 185 – at the Mt. SAC cross country meet,” she said.
Makenna said her motivation to compete and win comes from her parents, Eve and Tom Grewe. “My parents inspire me because they believe in me and have supported me in all the things I do,” she said.
She also makes a mark in the classroom as a student. “I have received the Outstanding Academic Excellence Award at Oak Valley Middle School for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above for the last three years,” Makenna noted.
This fall at Del Norte High School, McKenna hopes to play field hockey, as well as continuing in soccer, and softball. She loves meeting new people, which is something she looks forward to in the new school year. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym, play racquetball, and cook. She also babysits and takes care of people’s pets while they are away.
As for the future, Makenna sees exploring many additional interests. “My parents encourage me to try new things,” she said. “I would like to do something with interior design or architecture. I am also interested in teaching and would love to coach youth sports.”