Hometown: Prundale, CA
Previous School: Bethany University
College: MacShate is entering her second year playing for the Lady Red Hawks. She transferred from Bethany University prior to the 2011 season.
High School: MacShate played three years of varsity basketball at North Monterey County High School. Her athletics honors include being named Player of the Year for the Monterey County Herald (2009-2010), Player of the Year for the Salinas Californian (2009-2010), MVP of Monterey Bay League (2009-2010), Monterey County Herald All-County (2008-2009), and First Team All-League Monterey Bay (2008-2009). She also competed in volleyball and track and field. She played club basketball for the West Valley Basketball Club & Seaside PAL.
Personal: Ayana is the daughter of Yashau and Vincent MacShate. Her hobbies include shopping, sleeping, and eating at Chipotle. She loves going to the beach with friends and hanging out with her family. Her career goal is to become a pediatrician.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson to further my education in the biology field and in Christ."