HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Thornwood High in South Holland, Ill., and South Shore Academy in Chicago... Participated in both cross country and track... Was named an All-Conference and All-American in cross country... Was a regional cross country and track champion... Won state on two occasions... Honored as the most valuable player on her 2004-05 track squad... Finished 24th at the cross country nationals to earn All-America honors.
PERSONAL: Born on March 11, 1988, to Bobbie and Kimberly McKinney in Blue Island, Ill... Father is a construction worker and mother is employed by BP... Three uncles were collegiate wrestlers... Hobbies include reading and writing poetry... Majoring in forensic pathology with a minor in education... Career goals include being either a social worker, teacher or flight attendant.