MaShayla Kirksy Commits to DePaul University

| June 1, 2013


Kirksy ready for Big East competition

Melrose Park – 5/20/13 Walther Lutheran High School is proud to announce that Senior MaShayla Kirksy has signed a letter of intent to DePaul University.“I chose to attend DePaul University because it is a great learning environment. The urban campus and family atmosphere make it a special college,” Kirksy responded when asked about her college decision. She added, “Walther has prepared me academically and athletically to compete at this next level. I am looking forward to working hard and helping the DePaul Track program continue its success. I want to establish DePaul as a prominent name in the new Big East Conference.”

DePaul University Head Track Coach Dave Dopek had this to say about Kirksy, “We are very excited about having MaShayla join our athletic family next year. We expect that she will bring much energy and talent to our program as we enter our newly configured conference. She has tremendous talent and a great competitive attitude. Both of which will serve her well as she furthers her career athletically and academically at DePaul university.”

MaShayla Kirksy lives in Bolingbrook, and attended St. John Lutheran, LaGrange before transitioning to high school at Walther. In addition to leading the Lady Broncos track team  to three consecutive 2ndPlace in State finishes, she was a key player in the 4th place State finish by the 2013 basketball team. Additionally she is an active member of the Walther Student Council and National Honors Society.

About Walther Lutheran High School

Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park is a Christian college preparatory high school offering excellent academics and a wide variety of opportunities for students to develop their God-given talents in music, athletics, drama, academic competitions and creative outlets. Learn more at

About DePaul University

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university, with more than 25,000 students and about 275 degree programs. Its partnerships throughout Chicago enable DePaul to provide students with an engaging, multicultural and experience-based education, preparing them to succeed in the global community. Learn more at

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