Tracy Tanner MacDonald Athlete Profile

Tracy Tanner MacDonald

Tracy Tanner MacDonald
Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 1977-1981 Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Hall of Fame: 1992

  • 1992 Women's Tennis




All-America

  • 1978 USTA
  • 1981 AIAW Singles
  • 1981 WITCA Singles
  • 1981 WITCA Doubles

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

The impact of Tracy Tanner MacDonald on the collegiate tennis scene was first noticed when she received a USTA All-America award in her freshman year, an honor usually reserved for juniors and seniors. Three more All-America awards followed during her four-year career: one in 1981 from the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW - the precursor to the NCAA) and two in 1981 from the Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association.

Nationally ranked as a junior player in Las Vegas, Nevada, before coming to BYU, Tracy bolstered her collegiate status in 1978 by winning the National Clay Court Doubles Championship in Florida and by reaching the finals of the Amateur Clay Court Championships in Pennsylvania and the U.S. National 21-and-Under Championships.

At this time she had the No. 1 ranking in the country in 21-and-under doubles.

In each of her four years as a Cougar, she was all-conference in both singles and doubles. In 1981 she was ranked No. 1 in singles in the Intermountain Athletic Conference and AIAW Region VII.

Tracy's discipline, intensity, and consistency contributed greatly to the high national placements earned by her BYU squad: fifth at the AIAW national championships in 1979, fourth in 1980, and sixth in 1981.

Tracy, moreover, was recognized with other major honors while at BYU. She was given the Kimball Memorial Scholarship Award by the Cougar Club for having the highest GPA of any athlete in 1980, male or female.

As a fitting climax to her collegiate career, she was selected 1981 honoree of the Leona B. Holbrook Spirit of Sport Award, the highest tribute a BYU woman athlete can receive.

After leaving school as a business major, Tracy managed the Ridge Athletic Club for six years. She has since been involved in real estate development.

In 1988 she was inducted into the Utah Summer Games Hall of Fame.

Personal

  • Graduated with a business degree

Career Highlights

  • Was an AIAW All-American and Women's Intercollegiate Tennish Coaches Association All-American 1981
  • USTA All-America in 1978
  • All-conference in singles and doubles from 1978-1981
  • All-Region VII in 1980
  • Won national 21s clay court doubles championships in Florida and Connecticut in 1978
  • Finalist in national amateur clay court doubles championship in Pennsylvania and the national 21s championships in 1978
  • Received the Vaughn R. Kimball Memorial Scholarship Award for outstanding woman varsity scholar-athlete at BYU in 1980
  • Ranked 2nd in 21-and-under doubles with former teammate Barbara Barnes

Before BYU

  • Was nationally ranked as a junior player in Las Vegas, Nevada

After BYU

  • Managed the Ridge Athletic Club for six years 
  • Has since been involved in real estate development

Post BYU Honors and Societies

  • Inducted into the Utah Summer Games Hall of Fame in 1988
  • Inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1992


1977-1978 | Freshman Year

  • USTA All-American 
  • All-Conference in both singles and doubles
  • Before coming to BYU, she won the National Clay Court Doubles Championship in Florida and reached the finals of the Amateur Clay Court Championships in Pennsylvania and the U.S. National 21-and-Under Championships.
  • At this time she had the No. 1 ranking in the country in 21-and-under doubles.

1978-1979 | Sophomore Year

  • All-Conference in both singles and doubles
  • Helped lead her team to a fifth place finish in the AIAW national championships

1979-1980 | Junior Year

  • All-Conference in both singles and doubles
  • All-Region VII
  • Helped lead her team to a fourth place finish in the AIAW national championships
  • Given the Kimball Memorial Scholarship Award by the Cougar Club for having the highest GPA of any athlete in 1980

1980-1981 | Senior Year

  • Was an AIAW All-American and Women's Intercollegiate Tennish Coaches Association All-American
  • All-Conference in both singles and doubles
  • Ranked No. 1 in singles in the Intermountain Athletic Conference and AIAW Region VII
  • Helped lead her team to a sixth place finish in the AIAW national championships
  • Earned the Leona B. Holbrook Spirit of Sport Award