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Student Athlete Profile - Amaka Omenyinma, Women's Track & Field


May 14, 2008

Amaka Omenyinma
Women's Track & Field
Sophomore * Jumps
Louisville, Ky.
(Waggener HS)

Amaka's Bio

People with the greatest influence on her athletic career: High school coach, coach D

Biggest thrill in sports: Going to high school

Athlete she most admires: Tone Belt

What impresses her most about her coach: He is awesome and is a great coach

What has been her biggest obstacle to overcome: Learning a new technique for the long jump

Hobbies and outside interests: Babysitting

Favorite movie: Sound of Music

Favorite TV shows: Grey's Anatomy & Desperate Housewives

Favorite musical artist: Justin Timberlake

Favorite foods: Baked lasagna

Favorite class: English

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Her favorite movie quote: "Cant have two number ones, that's right, that makes eleven." - Talladega Nights: Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Favorite professional team: New York Yankees

A "Stupid Human Trick," that she can do: Double jointed fingers, she can bend them back.

Person she'd most like to meet: Lebron James

Words that describe him best are: Loud, funny

Best advice she's gotten about sports: "Be aggressive."

What people should know about her but probably don't: She was born in Nigeria.

If she could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Martin Luther King, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown

Why she chose U of L: Track and academics

Best part of being an athlete: You are friends with other athletes and they want the same thing as you, to succeed in what they do

The moment she realized she was really good at her sport: When she went to the state championships her first year of track

If she won the lottery, she'd use the money for: A house and a nice car

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