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Ifeatu Okafor
Ifeatu Okafor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Houston Westbury HS

Event:
Throws


10/20/2013

Lady Raider Ifeatu Okafor Named NCAA Woman of the Year

Former Tech track and field student-athlete named Woman of the Year by NCAA Sunday

10/18/2013

Former Lady Raider Okafor to be Recognized by NCAA

NCAA Woman of the Year finalist Ifeatu Okafor to be recognized by NCAA Sunday

09/12/2013

Okafor Named Finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year

NCAA Names Top-9 Finalists for Woman of the Year

08/20/2013

Okafor Among Top-30 For NCAA Woman of the Year

Lady Raider thrower Ifeatu Okafor selected to top-30 for 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

07/24/2013

Lady Raiders Place 3 on All-Academic Squad

Texas Tech women's track and field athletes named to USTFCCCA All-Academic team.

05/02/2013

T&F: Big 12 Outdoors Preview

T&F: Big 12 Outdoors Preview

04/25/2013

Track: Red Raider Open Recap

Cierra White breaks school record in 100M

04/24/2013

Track: Red Raider Open Preview

Wes Kittley previews Texas Tech's Thursday's final home meet of the season

01/11/2013

Track Preps for Indoor Season

Track and Field Teams open Indoor Season at Texas Tech Open

05/13/2012

Big 12 Championships - Sunday

Photos from the final day of action at the 2012 Big 12 Championships in Manhattan, Kan.

03/17/2012

Willie Williams Classic Day 2

The Final Day of competition at the William Williams Classic where the Texas Tech track and field team opened its 2012 outdoor season.

Career Performance List

2013 NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR
2011 BIG 12 SHOT PUT CHAMPION
2011 OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN
2011 INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN


2013 INDOOR
Competed in the shot put winning back-to-back meets before a shoulder injury cut the season short..won the Masked Rider Open (1/19) with a season-best throw of 15.84-meters (51'-11.75")...finished first overall at the Texas Tech Open (1/12) with a toss of 15.63-meters (51'-3.50").

2012 OUTDOOR
Competed in the shot put and the discus...four first place finishes and eight top-three finishes in the shot put...three first place finishes and six top-three finishes in the discus throw...season-best mark of 16.98m (55'-8.50") in the shot put to finish first at the Red Raider Open...the mark ranked No. 11 nationally to end the year...season-best mark of 55.43m (181'-10.00") to finish first at the West Texas A&M Open...the mark ranked No. 10 nationally to end the year.

2012 INDOOR
Competed in the shot put...season best mark of 16.51m (54'-2") to finish fourth at the UNM Don Kirby Collegiate Elite...recorded four throws of over 50-feet.

2011 OUTDOOR
First Team All-American...Big 12 Shot Put Champion...captured the Big 12 title with a season-best and school record mark of 17.77m (58'-3.75")...finished the season with four first place finishes in the shot put and one in the discus throw...finished sixth at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 19.96 (55'-7.75") in the shot put...season best mark of 53.77m (176'-5") in the discus throw...fourth at the Big 12 Championships in the discus with a mark of 53.09m (174'-2.00").

2011 INDOOR
Second Team All-American....Competed in the shot put...earned All-Big 12 honors finishing third with a season-best and NCAA Automatic Qualifying mark of 17.10m (56'-1.25")...earned six top-five finishes with five throws of over 50-feet...finished 16th at at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 16.22m (53'-2.75").

2010 OUTDOOR:
All-Big 12 in the shot put ... season best of 51'-11.25" at the Oklahoma Invitational ... best of 152'-9" in the discus at the Texas Tech Dual meet.

2010 INDOOR:
Competed in both the shot put and hammer throw during the season ... season best of 47'-9" in the shot put and 48'-2.50" in the hammer ... won the shot put at the Texas Tech Open with a throw of 46'-2.75".

2009: Redshirt

HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Westbury high school in Houston ... was involved in National Honor Society, Student Council and Black History Club ... she was named all-district, all-region with her best throw in the shot put being 46'-4".

PERSONAL: Born on August 20th to Christopher and Helen Okafor ... has the siblings Nikeonye, Odera and Arize ... majoring in community health with a minor in biology/chemistry ... wants to become an anesthesiologist.

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