Inika McPherson
Inika McPherson

Player Profile

Port Arthur, Texas

High School:
Memorial High School


High Jump



Junior (2008): Set a regional-qualifying mark in the high jump at the Big Meet, as she claimed top honors with her score of 5-10.00 (1.78m)...provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the high jump after posting a mark of 5-10.00 (1.78m) at the MPSF Championships.

Sophomore (2007): Collected All-America honors during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...earned All-America honors after placing sixth in the women's high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...claimed fourth place at the USA championships with a leap of 6-00 (1.83 meters)...collected a Cal outdoor season-best 6-00.50 (1.84 meters) when she took second place in the high jump at the NCAA West Regional...that mark ranks her second on Cal's all-time list and stands as her collegiate-best mark...competed at the Pan Am Games, taking 11th (1.78 meters)...she recorded a 6-2 (1.88) before entering Cal...posted a regional-qualifying 5-10.75 (1.80 meters) to win the high jump at the Big Meet...also notched Cal's fifth-best long jump (17-0-.50, 5.19, Jim Click Shootout)...set the school record in the high jump with a 6-0 (1.83) at the NCAA championships, in which she took seventh place and earned All-America honors.

Freshman (2006): Won the high jump title with a mark of 1.76 meters (5-9.25) at the MPSF Indoor championships...set the Cal indoor record of 1.80 (5-10.75) in the high jump at the Tyson Invitational...her lifetime-best javelin throw of 36.27 (119-00) at the Bay Area Blast Off ranked her 10th on Cal's all-time list entering 2007.

High School: A 2005 graduate of Memorial High School...freshman high school-record holder in the high jump and freshman state winner...entering Cal, owned a personal record of 6-2...ranked in the top 10 high school athletes...awarded Texas All-State award...Athlete of the Year in 2005...All-American Verizon in 2004-05...led her high school team to the district championships...earned 5.0 GPA honors...national honor roll...also lettered in basketball, volleyball and cross country.

Personal: Born on Sept. 29, 1986, in Galveston, Texas...mother is Symanthia McPherson...hopes to pursue a career in mass communications...African American studies major.