University of Iowa
Alum; Keokuk, Iowa, Lodge No. 106
2006, 8-9 Girls; 2007, 10-11 Girls; 2008, 10-11 Girls
1st place, 24/25, Frank Hise National Champion, 6th place, 19/25; 2nd place, 21/25
Lakyn made it to the National Finals not once, not twice but three times. The 2006 Frank Hise National Champion says the Hoop Shoot set the tone for who she wanted to be as a student athlete and as a person. Lakyn learned to prioritize what’s important to her, including giving back. She’s been in the Finalists’ shoes several times, and she’s excited to use that perspective to make this year’s Finals a memorable experience for all of them.
Advice for 2022 National Finalists: “Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the experience!”