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Kortnee Ty Begaye
School: 
Coconino High School
Sports Played: 
Basketball and Track (9th – 12th Grade)
Athletic Success: 

Kortnee was recognized in the region all four years of her basketball career, which included receiving 1st Team Grand Canyon (4 years), 2nd Team All-Conference (4 years), Navajo National All-Star (2 years), and Division 4 Rebound Leader (3 years). In track, Kortnee was a multiple-year shot and discus state qualifier, placing 4th in the state for discus.

Community & Character: 

Kortnee has demonstrated immense growth through adversity. During her sophomore year, she received two technical fouls and an ejection. At that moment, she decided to focus on her sportsmanship and maturity. Kortnee loves kids and enjoys mentoring through sport.

Future Plans: 

Kortnee, her brother, and her mom survived the Las Vegas shooting, and the trauma and healing experience has inspired her to become a counselor to help others. Kortnee plans to attend Scottsdale Community College to study psychology and play basketball. She plans to eventually transfer to a Division 1 school to continue to play basketball at a high level.