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Makenzi Morrison Pulsipher Athlete Profile

#23 Makenzi Pulsipher

Position: Guard Height: 5-8 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2017 Hometown: Draper, UT Last School: Alta High School

Before BYU

  • Four-year letterwinner in basketball
  • High School Female Athlete of the Year - 2012
  • Parade All-American - 2012
  • Three-time 5A MVP by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Three-time 5A First Team All-State by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Two-time State Scoring Leader 5A  – 2011, 2012 
  • All-time leader at high school in scoring (1799), steals (345), and rebounds (556)
  • Utah High School Activities Association Record Book: Scoring Career – ranked fourth all-time with 1,799 points
  • MVP 5A State Tournament – 2011
  • 5A State Tournament First team – 2011
  • 5A State Tournament Scoring Leader  – 2011
  • 5A State Champions 2011
  • 5A State All-Star Team -  2012 selected by the Utah Women's Basketball Coaches Association
  • Region 3 Champions with 10-0 region record - 2012
  • Three-time 5A Region MVP – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Four-time 5A All-Region First Team – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Finalist for Gatorade Player of the Year – 2012
  • Nominated for Academic All-State Award – 2012
  • Lettered in track & field and in tennis 
  • 3.982 cumulative GPA in high school
  • Received Advanced Degree in high school


  • Born in Sandy, Utah
  • Parents are Terry and Shelly Morrison
  • Has one brother
  • Married to Adam Pulsipher (linebacker on this year's football team)

Get to know Makenzi Morrison

2013-2014 | Freshman Year

  • Played in a total of 28 games while averaging 7.1 minutes of action ... averages 2.6 points and 0.6 rebounds per game
  • Picked up six points, all from 3-point range in the road game at Pepperdine ... pulled down one rebound and had one assist
  • Had four points, one rebound and one steal in the game at Pacific
  • Tallied four points along with one rebound, two assists and one steal in the home win over USF
  • Started her first career game vs. Saint Mary’s on 1/4/14 contributing one point, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 10 minutes of action
  • Scored eight points in eight minutes of action vs. Pacific, while shooting 2 for 2 from the field and 4 of 6 from the free throw line
  • Tied her career-high in points with nine and had career-high assists (3) and steals (3) against Pepperdine on 12/30/13
  • Had season- and career-high nine points from 3 of 3 3-point shooting against Utah State on 12/21/13
  • Played 10 minutes in the home overtime win vs. Boston College on 11/16/13 picking up four points all coming from the free throw line where she was 4 for 5
  • Came off the bench playing in her first collegiate game in the home season opener vs. South Dakota State on 11/8/13 contributing four points, two assists, one rebound
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Bronze Honor Roll

2014-2015 | Sophomore Year

  • Named to the 2015 WCC Championships All-Tournament Team
  • Recorded 16 games with at least 10-plus points and had two others with 20-plus points
  • Named WCC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Had career highs in points with 25 in the road win at Pepperdine ... 21 of the points were from 3-point range as she broke BYU’s single game record for 3-point field goal percentage, going 7 for 7 from behind the arc 
  • Finished the year as the team's third leading scorer averaging 9.6 points per game
  • Led the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game ... had six games with 3-plus steals
  • Tallied at least three assists in 12 games on the season
  • Named to the 2014-15 WCC Commissioner's Bronze Honor Roll

2015-2016 | Junior Year

  • Recorded 23 games with double figures in points including three with 20-plus points 
  • Recorded career highs in points with 27 vs. UVU ... the points were also game highs
  • Finished the year with nine games with 3-plus assists; 11 games with 3-plus steals; eight games with 3-plus 3-pointers; was the scoring leader in three games and the assist leader in three contests
  • Started in all games averaging 33.5 minutes of playig time, the third most minutes on the team
  • In WCC games, ranked 9th in scoring, tied in 10th place in FT percentage, 4th in steals, 9th in 3-point FG percentage,4th in 3-point FG made, tied for 7th place in minutes played
  • Averaged 12.7 points for second most on the team
  • Led the team in steals averaging 2.1 per game
  • Had the team’s best free throw percentage, .795 (105-132)
  • Was selected as a team co-captain
  • Named to the WCC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team
  • Named All WCC Women’s Basketball Second Team
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Bronze Honor Roll