Okafor Named Chick-fil-A Community Champion|
Feb. 11, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's Ifeatu Okafor has been named a 2010 Winter Chick-Fil-A Community Champion announced by the Big 12 Conference.
The Big 12 Winter Chick-fil-A Community of Champions are recognized for their excellence in academics, community service and sportsmanship. Texas Tech will receive $3,000 for Okafor's recognition.
Okafor is the only freshman on the list and is currently competing in the shot put and weight throw for head track coach Wes Kittley's squad. The freshman is a leader as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was influential in organizing Red Raider Play Day.
Her community service efforts include helping with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Special Olympics as well as a speaker at the Lubbock State School and to local elementary children. She has maintained a 3.72 grade-point average in her school work as well.
"I don't think I have ever had anyone on my team that has done more community service than her," Kittley said of Okafor. "She has been totally dedicated to community service and it is a credit to her character and integrity to be a good person and help people and I'm real proud of her and she is very deserving of the award."