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Chinwe Okoro
Chinwe Okoro

Hometown:
Darien, Ill.

High School:
Russell

Event:
Throws

Experience:
--/r-Sr.


07/27/2012

Louisville Lands 246 Student-Athletes on BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Louisville student-athletes achieving the feat represent 20 teams.

07/27/2012

Track and Field Collects Team, Individual Academic Honors

The Cardinals' men's and women's teams picked up USTFCCCA academic accolades.

07/02/2012

Former Track and Field Standout Okoro Wins African Championships Title

Chinwe Okoro won the African Championships discus title and took runner-up in the shot put.

06/22/2012

Louisville Boasts a Conference-Best Seven Sport Excellence Award Winners

The award recognizes academic and athletic achievement as well as community service.

06/22/2012

Women's Track and Field's Okoro Receives BIG EAST Honor

The BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Award recognizes academic and athletic achievement as well as community service.

05/05/2012

BIG EAST OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Louisville Track & Field Big East Outdoor Championships

04/23/2012

LENNY LYLES | CLARK WOOD INVITATIONAL

Louisville Women's Track & Field Lenny Lyles | Clark Wood Invitaional

Career Bests
Indoor
Shot Put - 16.26m/53-4.25
Weight Throw - 15.46m/50-8.75

Outdoor
Shot Put - 16.74m/54-11.25
Discus - 50.71m/166-4
Javelin - 29.63m/97-2

2010-11: Won the Nigerian shot put title during the summer of 2011 ... garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors ... collected first career USTFCCCA All-America honors during outdoor season ... earned second-team accolades in the discus (ninth-place finish) and honorable mention status in the shot put (20th-place finish) ... competed in two outdoor disciplines (shot put, discus) and one indoor discipline (shot put) ... had top-five showings at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the shot put (third) and discus (fourth) ... took first in the shot put at the Cardinal Twilight with a toss of 16.74m/54-11.25 ... throw ranks fourth-best in school history ... also registered two other outdoor victories - both in the discus competition (Cardinal Twilight; Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational) ... best indoor finish was runner-up in the shot put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships.

2009-10: Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team status ... only saw action in the indoor season, competing in the shot put ... placed sixth in the event at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier ... had a runner-up finish (16.03m/52-7.25) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... was fifth out of 35 competitors at the Indiana Hoosier Hills Invitational ... had a sixth-place showing at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

2008-09: Earned a spot on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team ... competed in three outdoor and two indoor events ... qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the shot put and the discus and the NCAA Championships in the shot put ... captured the discus and shot put titles at the Cardinal Twilight ... qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the discus (fourth) and the shot put (fifth) ... took third in the shot put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... also qualified for the league championships in the weight throw ... finished third in the shot put at the Indiana Hoosier Hills Invite ... opened the indoor season with a third-place showing in the event at the Indiana Open.

2007-08: One of the first female athletes to win a national title at the USA Junior Championships ... registered a throw of 53-0.25/16.06m to win the shot put title ... advanced to the IAAF Junior World Championships and finished 10th in the event ... competed in two outdoor events and one indoor event ... qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the discus and the shot put ... placed third in both the shot put and the discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... had a first-place finish in the discus at the Butler Stan Lyons Invitational ... won the shot put competition at the Austin Peay Spring Fling ... recorded a fourth-place finish in the shot put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships.

Prep: Accomplished field athlete at Russell High under coaches Alice Leigh, Cam Holbrook, Ruthie Lynd and Doug Keeton ... an AAU National Junior Olympic Champion in the shot put ... selected as the 2007 state track outstanding performance award winner ... was the 2007 girls' all-area field athlete of the year ... holds the school record in the shot put ... named a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... also lettered in basketball and volleyball ... earned all-area honors in each of the three sports ... garnered High School Senior Salute and African American Senior Salute awards.

Personal: Daughter of Eze and Agnes Okoro ... birthday is June 20 ... has three sisters and one brother ... majoring in biology.

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