Olivia Osunkwo
Olivia  Osunkwo

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
South Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
South Milwaukee

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SO/SO

Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

Indoor-
Shot Put: 12.24 meters
Weight Throw: 13.61 meters

Outdoor-
Shot Put: 
12.33 meters
Discus: 37.82 meters
Hammer: 42.92 meters

2016-17
Indoor (Fr.): Placed second at the UW-Parkside Fall Finale for her shot put distance of 11.63 meters (38-2 feet) ... In her first BIG EAST Championship Tournament, Osunkwo placed ninth in shot put for a distance of 11.87 meters (38-11.5 feet) ... Placed fifth at the UW-Parkside Fall Finale in weight throw for her 13.61 meter (44-8 feet) effort, also setting a new PR.
Outdoor (Fr.): During the BIG EAST Championships, Osunkwo placed seventh in the shot put (11.84 meters/ 38-10.25 feet) and the discus (35.00 meters/ 114-10 feet) ... Cracked the top-five when she came in fourth at the Marquette Duals in the hammer throw when she reached a distance of 42.56 meters (139-7 feet).


Prior to Marquette:
Lettered in track and field and volleyball at South Milwaukee High School … Served as team co-captain of the track team as a senior and became a state qualifier in both the shot put and discus after taking home regional and sectional titles in both … Earned the Woodland Conference Academic Scholar Award and was named a US Army Reserve Scholar Athlete.

Personal: Osunkwo was born in Owerri, Nigeria to Boniface Osunkwo … Has three siblings, Goodnews, Jefferson and Beverly … Plans to study biomedical sciences.

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