Margaret Appiah Athletes Profile

Marissa Appiah

Marissa Appiah
Position: High Jump Height: 5-10 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2014-2016 Hometown: North Salt Lake, UT Last School: Woods Cross High School


  • Parents are Katrina and Thomas Appiah

  • Siblings are Thomas (20), Kristalynn (16) and Michaela (9)

  • Major: Physiology & Developmental Biology

  • Personal Interests: Track and The Lord Of The Rings.

  • Marissa is half Ghania

Before BYU

  • 2013 Utah State Champion in high jump
  • Three time Region Champion in the high jump

  • Was also a cheerleader at Woods Cross

  • National Merit Scholar

  • National Achievment Scholar

  • Nominee for National Presidential Scholarship program

  • Named an AP Scholar

  • Received the Thomas S. Monson Presidential scholarship at BYU

  • Academic All-Region in track

  • Academic All-State in cheerleading


  • 2015 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Indoor Track All-Academic 


Personal Bests: High Jump – 1.76m (5' 9.25''); 100m hurdles – 14.69; 60m hurdles – 9.18

2014 | Freshman Year


  • Placed 1st in high jump at 2014 BYU Cougar Collegiate Invitational clearing 5' 6'' (1.68m)
  • Placed 6th in the high jump at both the Lobo Collegiate Invitational and Air Force Invitational


  • Finished 2nd in the high jump at the Trojan Invitational
  • Took 3rd in the high jump at SDSU Aztec Invitational clearing 5' 6.5'' (1.69m)
  • Placed 4th in the high jump at both the Rafer/JJK Collegiate and Robison Invitational
  • Finished 6th in the high jump at 2014 BYU Cougar Invitational

2015 | Sophomore Year


  • At BYU Cougar Collegiate Invitational, took 1st in high jump, 5th in 60m hurdles
  • Finished 5th in high jump at Ed Jacoby Invitational and Air Force Invitational
  • Placed 9th at MPSF Championships in high jump


  • Placed 1st at UNLV Spring Invitational
  • Finished 4th at SDSU Aztec Invitational
  • Set personal bests and took 1st at BYU Robison Invitational in high jump clearing 5' 7.25'' (1.72m), and took 4th in 100m hurdles with time of 14.69