Rashida Beckford
Rashida  Beckford


Kingston, Jamaica

High School:
Immaculate Conception H.S.


2010 Outdoor Season: High jumped a season best 1.55m 5-1.00 at the Morgan State Legacy ... Also competed at the Coppin State Eagle Twilight, MEAC Championships, Delaware State Invitational, Penn Invite and Wake Forest Open ... Recognized at the 57th Annual UMES Honors Convocation for maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5 during 12 semester hours .

2010 Indoor Season: Did not compete.

2009 Indoor Season: Did not compete.

2009 Outdoor Season: Did not compete.

2008 Indoor Season: Competed in high jump and triple jump ... Top two triple jumps were Feb. 26 (19.27 meters) and Feb. 2 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational (9.38 meters) ... Top high jump of season was 1.60 meters recorded three times, twice at the Penn State Open on Jan. 19 ... Member of MEAC Championship team.

2008 Outdoor Season: Competed in high jump ... Top mark was 1.63 meters at the Wake Forest Open on March 22 ... Also had marks of 1.57 and 1.55 meters at the Morgan Legacy Invitational (April 19) and Onesty/Milton Abramson Invite (April 12).

High School/Club: Guided 2000 track team to national championship, while serving as captain ... Served as Deputy Head Girl at Immaculate during 2006-07 academic year ... Was Student of the Year runner-up in 2004 ... Won Grade Coordinator's Award, Good Citizen Award, and Netballer of the Year.

Personal: Born March 16, 1988, in St. Andrew, Jamaica ... Daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Beckford ... Has five sisters, Karima, Kibret, Malaika, Lisa, Kedist, and two brothers, Kebre-Ab and Kadesh ... Majoring in Dietetics ... Was a collegiate honor student in fall 2007 with a 4.0 GPA ... Actively involved in American Dietetic Association and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences ... Person who has had the most influence is her mother, Kathleen ... Future plans include opening a sports clinic in Jamaica ... Hobbies include reading and listening to music ... Favorite movie is The Great Debaters ... Personal athletic goal for the season is to score in both high jump and triple jump at the indoor and outdoor championships.

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