NAME: Makira Cook
SCHOOL: Mt. Notre Dame
GRADUATING YEAR-GPA: 2020 - 3.3 GPA
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning state championship
HEIGHT: 5'6"-145 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Forest Park
PARENTS: William Cook & Glynett Cunningham
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My Aunt Keisha."
FUTURE GOAL: Play overseas
Mt. Notre Dame senior Makira Cook of Forest Park already has had a successful prep basketball career, having already won two Ohio state championships. Last season as a junior, she averaged 7.1 points per game, 5.3 assists per game (1st in the GGCL) and 2.2 steals per game (fourth in the GGCL).
Her parents are Glynett Cunningham and William Cook, her Biggest Influence is "My aunt Keisha," and her future goal is to play basketball overseas. Her favorite athlete is LeBron James, favorite book is Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper, favorite movie is White Chicks and most-like-to-meet is RealTalkKim.
Makira has earned at least second team all-academic honors every year and led the GGCL in assists this last year. Her basketball club team is Sports City U. and she will play collegiately at the University of Dayton. She also likes to participate in Hot yoga. As part of her community service, she has designed an inner-city kids' basketball camp, has volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and Matthew 25 several times, plus has done community work with St. Vincent DePaul. "I have given clothes to the homeless as well as meals, and I went on a service trip to Liberty Kentucky," says Makira.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Makira has embodied the best that MND has to offer as a student-athlete. She has been an integral part of sustaining the basketball tradition at MND while making the school's academic honor roll."
— Dr. Scott Rogers, MND Head Basketball Coach.