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Women's Archery - Tue, Apr. 18, 2017

Williamsburg, Ky. – The Archery team signed two new archers for the 2017-2018 season, Michaela McDonald and Bailee Jones. Both Jones and McDonald are coming from Daviess County High School. 

McDonald is the daughter of Jill Cecil (mother),  Mike Cecil (stepfather) and Jeff McDonald (father). She is from Owensboro, Kentucky. During her time at Daviess County High School, Michaela earned an 11th place finish at the S3DA Western Kentucky Regional, a sixth place finish at the S3DA Eastern Kentucky Regional, an eighth place finish at the S3DA Central Kentucky Regional, a third place finish at the S3DA Kentucky State Championship, and a 15th place finish at the S3DA Indoor National Championship. Her team, Daviess County Archery won both the state and nationals championship in the 2017 S3DA Indoor Season.

When asked about joining UC, McDonald commented, " I already knew I wanted to be apart of the Cumberlands' outstanding Archery Program. You can tell how much Coach Strebeck works and cares for his shooters and their success, on and off the line. But it wasn't until I first stepped on campus that I understood how amazing UC is. The campus is so beautiful and the Cumberlands is truly dedicated to individual student success; I knew this was the place for me. I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue on my archery career and to become a UC Patriot!"

Jones is the daughter of Robin and Carey Jones. She is also from Owensboro, Kentucky. During her time at Daviess County High School, Bailee placed second in the Outdoor S3DA National, first place in the Outdoor S3DA Regional, second place in the Outdoor S3DA Regional, third place Outdoor S3DA Regional, second place Indoor S3DA Regional, and second place Outdoor S3DA Regional.

When asked about joining UC, Jones commented, " After visiting the campus and meeting Coach Kris Strebeck, I am very excited to accept the opportunities given to me as an archer and a college athlete.

Coach Strebeck added, "I'm happy with adding these two ladies to the team. They have gained valuable experience in the S3DA program that will be beneficial to what they will be doing here. They will be able to build on their past experiences to make the transition easier."

The UC Archery team will be in action on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 as they host the South Regional Intercollegiate Outdoor Championships.

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