Michaela Begaye (Cross Country and Track)
Name: Michaela Begaye (pronounced Mi-kay-la)
Hometown/high school: Skyline High School
Sport: Cross Country & Track
Tribal affiliation: Navajo
Why MCC: I was given the presidential scholarship and a chance to run.
- Native American Honor student my senior year in high school.
- I like archery and won a gold medal at a 3D Archery Competition
- Tore ACL playing basketball and now I have 3 screws in my knee.
Favorite food: Cheeseburger
Favorite movie: Sleepless in Seattle
Academic and sports goals after MCC: I’d like to continue onto ASU and become an orthopedic doctor or continue running at Grand Canyon University and still follow my dreams.
What motivates/inspires you to do good in school/your sport? My parents are my biggest supporters and motivate me to achieve nothing but the best in school and in running.
Who have been your role models in life or sports? My dad has been my role model since day 1. He has taught me so many important things that I will carry on in life.
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