Tyra Bickham
Tyra Bickham

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Blue Springs, Mo.

High School:
Blue Springs

Height:
5-5

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
07/25/1995


05/17/2014

Two More NIU Records Fall on Final Day of MAC Championships

Meghan Heuer tops 1500 meters record, 4x400 relay mark beaten by five seconds

05/16/2014

Heptathlon Record Falls Once More on Day Two at MAC Championships

Claudette Day becomes first Huskie to top 5,000 points en route to fourth-place finish

04/26/2014

NIU Crushes 4x800 Relay Record to Close Penn Relays

Olson, Heuer, Burr and Cronin top school record by over 20 seconds

04/24/2014

Huskies Set New School DMR Record at Penn Relays

Olson, Cronin, Cronin and Heuer top previous mark by 10 seconds

04/19/2014

Huskies Capture Nine Wins at Blue Demon Invitational

Claudette Day tops NIU high jump record

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). Outdoor-Threw at seven meets... Qualified for the MAC Championships (5/15-17) in the shot put and discus... Set a new personal record in the shot put at the conference meet with a toss of 45-00.25 (13.72m), placing 11th... Posted a discus PR at the Penn Relays (4/24), throwing 154-07 (47.11m) to claim seventh... Earned her first outdoor event title at the Blue Demon Invitational (4/19) in the shot put, reaching 44-04.25 (13.51m)... Finished second or third on five different occasions, including second-place showings at the Cougar Classic (3/22) in the shot put, Blue Demon Invitational (4/19) in the discus and Lions Invitational (4/26) in the discus.

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 Shot Put 45-00.25 (13.72m) 5/16/2014
Discus 154-07 (47.11m) 4/24/2014