Niah Simmons
Niah Simmons
Height: 5-6
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Clovis, CA
High School: Buchanan HS
Position: Multi-Events

Niah Simmons lettered in both track & field and basketball at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif. ... was a three-time MVP for the Bears track & field team and was also named Most Valuable Freshman ... competed as a sprinter, jumper and relay team member as her team was the Valley champions under coach Brian Weaver in 2012 ... was named Best Defensive Player all four years for the basketball team which also won a league championship in 2012 ... earned high honor roll and Principal's Honor Roll academic accolades ... graduated in 2012 with a 3.6 grade point average.

Born January 14, 1994 in Fresno, Calif. ... parents are Sandra and Charles Simmons ... has one older brother, Nigel who attends Ohio Dominican University ... her father played football at Fresno State ... favorites include US Olympic sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross, actors Martin Lawrence and Taraji P. Henson, the TV show "Basketball Wives" and all Tyler Perry movies ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is "our fit bodies" and the toughest thing is "time management and eating healthy" ... major is undecided.

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