MaShayla Kirksy
MaShayla  Kirksy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bolingbrook, Ill.

High School:
Walther Lutheran

Event:
Jumps/Sprints

07/31/2015

BIG EAST Announces 2014-15 All-Academic Team

Nearly 2,200 student-athletes across 22 sports honored for academic success

06/08/2015

Athletics Banquet Celebrates Best of the Blue Demons

Women's soccer, women's basketball, women's tennis capture BIG EAST titles in 2014-15

06/12/2014

DePaul Track and Field Races to its Greatest Season

Next step in Dopek's plan is to win the BIG EAST title and evolve into a national power

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Indoor: BIG EAST Champion in the long jump with a season-high jump of 5.79m ... Earned five top-five finishes between the long jump and triple jump ... Took second at the Mike Lints Open (1/16) with a mark of 5.38m ... Finished fifth in the triple jump at the BIG EAST Championships (2/28) by hitting a career-best mark of 11.57m.

Outdoor: BIG EAST Conference Champion in the long jump after setting a DePaul record of 6.10 meters ... Won the long jump at the Crusader Open (4/25) with a mark of 5.55 meters ... Finished fourth or better for the long jump in seven different meets ... Posted a PR of 11.58 meters in the triple jump at the BIG EAST Championship (5/9) ... Finished 43rd at the NCAA West Preliminaries after posting a mark of 5.67 meters.

2013-14 (Freshman)
Indoor: Competed in eight meets for the Blue Demons ... Enjoyed a successful first season with gold performances at the Mike Lints Open (1/17) and Chicagoland Championships (2/14) in the long jump ... Placed as the runner-up at the BIG EAST Championships (2/21) in the long jump with a season-best jump of 5.86 meters ... Earned silver at the Illini Open (1/11) in the triple jump and bronze for the long jump.

Outdoor: Jumped in four meets ... Grabbed first place at the Blue Demon Open (4/19) in the long jump (5.68m) and triple jump (11.26m, season-best) ... Placed third at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite (3/28) for the long jump (5.44m) ... Earned a pair of top-10 finishes at the 49er Classic (3/21) in the long jump and triple jump, reaching a season-best mark in the long jump of 5.94m.

High School
: Four-year letterwinner in track & field and three-year letterwinner in basketball at Walther Lutheran High School ... was on three Illinois state runner-up teams in track & field ... All-Conference selection ... was the conference triple jump, long jump and 4x100-meter relay champion ... nine-time Illinois state medalist in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100-meter relay ... two-time long jump and 4x100 relay state champion ... holds personal records of 19-6 in the long jump and 38-8 in the triple jump.

Personal: Born on Sept. 24, 1994 ... daughter of Mel and LaTressa Kirksy ... has one sister, Mya (14) ... Marketing major.

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