Nigerian Teenage Star Bags USA College Athletics Award
Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan earned C-USA Female Track Athlete of the Year honours following an incredible first season that culminated in a silver finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and a First-Team All-America selection.
Amusan gathered 28 points for UTEP at C-USA Outdoors (first place – 100m hurdles, 200m dash & second place – long jump).
“It has been a privilege to see how this young lady has opened up her career here at UTEP,” head coach Mika Laaksonen told kvia.com.
“Tobi is not only a great athlete, but an excellent student as well. We couldn’t have really asked for much more from a freshman student-athlete.”
The freshman sensation took gold in 60m hurdles and seventh in long jump at C-USA Indoor Championships to guide the UTEP women to a second consecutive indoor title.
The sprintstar holds a career-best time of 12.83 seconds which is a UTEP school record and is the second-fastest time ever run by a U-20 athlete and 20th in the world overall for 2016.
“Her achievement of running the second-fastest 100m hurdle time ever as a junior speaks volumes of Tobi’s abilities as an athlete,” Laaksonen added.
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