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Mackenzie Audas Discusses Her UCF Hall of Fame Career

Audas discusses her achievements at UCF and more

Jim Hartsing

The Strikeout Queen of UCF Knights Softball, Mackenzie Audas, will be inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday night.

Audas led UCF Softball to three NCAA Tournament appearances (2012, 2014, and 2015), two regional final appearances (2014 and 2015), two AAC regular season championships (2014-2015), and an AAC Tournament championship (2015).

Audas was a 2015 Capital One All-American and a unanimous American Athletic Conference First Teamer, 2012 Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Year, and 2012 Conference USA Freshman of the Year. She was the first Knight to ever win Pitcher of the Year, helping to turn around a UCF program that was coming off a 22-32 season in 2011 to 39-19 in 2012 and making the NCAA Tournament.

Audas still holds many UCF career pitching records, including career strikeouts (945), and No-Hitters (5). Audas’ 78 wins rank third all-time only behind her “Shake & Bake” teammate Shelby Turnier and Alea White. She was tied for 5th with Turnier in the top 80 greatest UCF female athletes rankings in 2020. She is the fourth Softball player to be inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame, joining Stephanie Best, Allison Kime, and Natalie Land.

“Mack is one of the best to ever do it on the mound at UCF,” Land said about her former teammate. “She made playing defense easy. I’m so thankful our paths crossed and she was a huge part of making my senior year memorable.”

Audas spoke withEric Lopez and Bryson Turner about her UCF career as she’s about to get inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame.