Tyra Bickham
Tyra Bickham


Blue Springs, Mo.

High School:
Blue Springs





Huskies Capture Nine Wins at Blue Demon Invitational

Claudette Day tops NIU high jump record


Huskies Start Strong in Texas

Latesha Bigby notches MAC auto mark in 400 hurdles


Huskies Take First at Cougar Classic

Freshman Jasmine Wilson qualifies for MAC Championships in javelin


NIU Finishes 10th at MAC Indoor Championships

Huskies notch second-highest point total at conference indoor meet in program history


Huskies Claim Four Event Titles at Ball State

Latesha Bigby scores MAC auto bid in 60 meters

2013-14: Indoor-Competed in the shot put in all seven weeks... Secured a spot in the MAC Championships with a personal-best toss of 44-04.00 (13.51m) at the Fred Wilk Boilermaker Invitational (2/15), earning a season-high fifth-place finish in the process... Finished second at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21) with a toss of 43-05.00 (13.23m)... Threw 43-07.00 (13.28m) at the Indiana Relays (1/31) en route to a 21st-place finish... Also took a fifth-place finish at the Laker Early Bird (12/6) with a mark of 42-08.75 (13.02m).

High School:Four-time all-state, all-area and all-conference honoree at Blue Springs High School... Finished her career at BSHS by finishing second at state in the discus and fourth in the shot put... Won conference, district and sectional championships in the discus... Claimed the Kansas City Suburban Gold Conference and district title in the discus... Set personal records in the discus (145-01) and shot put (43-06.75) her senior year with the Wildcats... Earned a spot in the Mo-Kan All-Star Track Meet, where she won both the shot put and discus... Helped Blue Springs place second as a team at the Missouri state track meet, the highest finish in school history... Captured conference and district crowns as a junior in both the discus and shot put, while finishing sixth and third, repsectively, at the state meet... Earned her first career trip to state as a sophomore, finishing 12th in the discus... Earned all-conference honors with the BSHS basketball team after helping guide the Wildcats to the state championship game in 2013... Participated in seven state championships - four basketball, three track & field - in her career.

Personal:Born July 25, 1995, in Moberly, Mo... Daughter of Donald and Diane the Bickham... Plans on majoring in communicative disorders... Volunteers with blood drives, Harvesters, Ronald McDonald House, and as a mentor at the local elementary and middle schools.

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 44-04.00 (13.51m) 2/15/2014