Springfield, Mo. – Coach Megan Leuzinger announces the signing of guard Jade Kirby to her 2020 signing class.
Kirby, a 5-7 guard from Republic High School in Republic, Mo., is a multi-sport athlete for Republic. She played varsity basketball her sophomore and junior years, during which she averaged 8 points, 2 assists per game for the 2018-19 season. She led the team in 3-point FG% during her junior campaign and was also named an All-District Selection for Class 5 that year. Her junior season saw her team named the Central Ozark Conference Champs, Class 5 District Champs, and a Missouri Class 5 Final Four Appearance.
Kirby was also a Track and Cross Country athlete. During her freshman year, she was named Season Top Middle-Distance and Top Long-Distance Runner. She won the Top-Long Distance runner award again during her sophomore year. She was a part of the 4x800 Meter Class 5 District Champs/Sectional Qualifier relay team. The relay team was a Class 5 State Qualifier during her junior year. She was also a Cross Country Sectional Qualifier for her freshman and sophomore years.