Afro Utah Athlete Award
Marsha Baird

Marsha was born and raised in a small town call Point Fortin in Trinidad and Tobago. She has an older sister who helps motivate her to run her elementary school 5k. Marsha grew up playing cricket as a teenager and that’s how her athlete career started. Knew she wanted to work with youth ever since going to Chicago in 1994 with the sociology department from Ricks College. Marsha has a love for people and calls everyone a friend. She values her friendship and uses others to inspire her. She enjoys crocheting and making jams. She also enjoys movies with her husband and kids on a Friday or Saturday night in their living room. She is a mother of 3 boys (Mark14, Ty 13, London 11) and has been married for 21years to Greg Baird who works at BYU in the Division of Continuing Education and is her biggest fan.

Athletic Accomplishments:
4th place finisher at the 1998 NCAA track and field Championship
Former National Record holder (2000-2018 for Trinidad)
Represented Trinidad and Tobago the summer Olympic games 2000 & 2004
Rick College Hall of Famer 2008
Track Coach 2000-present
2000- present Certified USATF official

Masters Competition age group 35+
2015 World record holder in the 4x100m relay 35-40 age group
Champion 40-44 age group
Long Jump

2016 Champion same age group
Long Jump
Academic and Career:
1994 Associates Degree in Sociology (Ricks College)
1997 Bachelors in Social Work (BYU)
1999 Masters in Social Work (BYU)
2008-2015 Truancy School Instructor
2008-present Prime for Life instructor (Drug and Alcohol Prevention)
Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW)
Has worked as a School Social Worker for over 20 years and is her present job title as a Social Worker in Provo School District