19 year old Tobi Amusan has just scored major points as she recently earned the C-USA female track athlete of the year honors following a successful first season at the NCAA outdoor championships.
Tobi Amusan who is originally from Nigeria is the second athlete for UTEP since it joined C-USA in 2006 to win this award. Nigerian Blessing Okagbare won it in 2010.
Her coach in an interview published on Kvia.com had this to say about her;
It has been a privilege to see how this young lady has opened up her career her at UTEP, Tobi is not only a great athlete, but an excellent student as well. We couldn’t have really asked for much more from a freshman student-athlete.
During the recruiting process, we were told that she is the ‘next Blessing Okagbare. When this skinny little girl arrived at UTEP this January, it was kind of difficult to visualize her dominating her competitors the way Blessing did. Now, after her first season here, she has definitely made me a believer.
Tobi Amusan is said to have won nine events as a freshman between the long jump, 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay, she is now being prepared for the IAAF U20 Championships.