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Oghenakpobo Efekoro
Oghenakpobo  Efekoro

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Forest Hills

Last College:
Connecticut

Event:
Throws


03/10/2017

Virginia's Efekoro Takes Third At NCAA Indoor Championships

Cavalier turns in personal-best mark on the way to All-America honors at NCAA Championships

06/13/2016

Mihaljevic, Wynne Highlight UVA’s USTFCCCA All-Americans

Six Cavaliers honored for performances at NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/09/2016

Mihaljevic Wins NCAA Outdoor Shot Put Title

Junior thrower becomes first NCAA field event champion in program history

05/28/2016

No. 6 Cavaliers Advance Three More to NCAA Championships

Efekoro, Mihaljevic and Wynne qualify on meet's final day

05/19/2016

Virginia Qualifies 26 For NCAA East Preliminaries

Meet to be run in Jacksonville May 26-28

All-American (3) 
2017 Outdoor:
Shot Put 
2017 Indoor: Shot Put
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put (Second Team)

All-ACC (4) 
2017 Outdoor:
Shot Put 
2017 Indoor:
Shot Put 
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put
2016 Indoor:
Shot Put

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier
2017: Shot Put 
2016:
Shot Put

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results) - All-Athletics Profile

2017 Outdoor 
• Finished fourth at the NCAA Championships for All-America first-team honors 
• Competed in the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, qualifying for the NCAA Championships with a 12th place finish
• All-ACC honors in the shot put, placing second at the ACC Championships 
• Finished seventh in the discus at the ACC Championships 
• Won the shot put at the Virginia Grand Prix, Virginia Quad and Texas Relays 
• PR in the shot put with a mark of 20.39m at the Virginia Quad  
• Was the first NCAA student-athlete of the season to break 20 meters in the shot put
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2017 Indoor 
• Finished third at the NCAA Championships in the shot put, earning All-America first team honors 
• All-ACC in the shot put with a third-place finish in the shot put at the ACC Championships 
• Finished ninth in the weight throw at the ACC Championships  
• Won the shot put at the Notre Dame Invitational, Crimson Elite and Boston University Scarlet and White 
• Recorded a PR at the NCAA Championships in the shot put (19.84m) 


2016 Outdoor
• Second-Team All-American in the shot put, placing 11th at NCAA Championships
• Earned All-ACC honors in shot put, placing second at ACC Championships
• Placed eighth in shot put at NCAA East Preliminaries to qualify for NCAA Championships
• Placed 13th in discus at ACCs
• Won shot put at Virginia Quad and Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational
• Set season best in discus of 49.73m (163' 2") at Virginia Quad
• Set a season-best in the shot put of 19.57m (64' 2.5") at the CAA African Championships, placing fourth while representing Nigeria - mark ranks third on UVA's all-time list and second on UVA's freshman list

2016 Indoor
• Earned All-ACC honors in shot put, placing third at ACC Championships
• Placed 12th in weight throw at ACCs
• Threw season-best in shot put of 18.82m (61' 9") at Doc Hale VT Elite, which ranks fourth on UVA's all-time list and third on UVA's freshman list
• Recorded season-best in weight throw of 18.86m (61' 10.5") at Doc Hale VT Elite, which ranks fourth on UVA's all-time list and second on UVA's freshman list

Background

• Competed during the 2014-15 indoor season at UConn
• 2013-14 City Championships Indoor and Outdoor Field Event MVP

Personal
• Son of Christiana Inuwere
• Has an older brother, Ovie Inuwere

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