Brock signs with Murray State

Pakanli Brock

Choctaw tribal member and local cowgirl Pakanli Brock signed her Letter of Intent to Rodeo for Murray State College on Monday, March 4, 2024, at the Choctaw Nation Community Building in Talihina, Oklahoma.Pakanli is a member of Gifted & Talented, The National Society of High School

Scholars, a recipient of SEOBDA for four years, and a Principal’s Honor Role. Pakanli will be graduating high school, already having earned 21 college credit hours. She played basketball for five years, track for five years, softball for four years, band for four years and cheer for four years. She is a member of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association, Project Rise, Talihina Round-up Club, Talihina FFA and 4H.

After graduation, Pakanli will be joining the Murray State College Rodeo Team where she will be pursuing an associate degree before going to Southwestern Oklahoma State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in pre-med. Pakanli is considering Dental or Pharmacology school from there.

She is the daughter of Craig and Kimberly Brock and the granddaughter of Brenda Swafford, the late Ronnie Swafford, the late Tammy and Jack Brock, and the late Lee Bell.