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Oghenakpobo Efekoro

Throws
Position
Sophomore
Class
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hometown
High School
Connecticut
Previous School

All-American (5)
2019 Outdoor:
Shot Put(Second Team) 
2018 Outdoor: Shot Put 
2017 Outdoor: Shot Put 
2017 Indoor: Shot Put
2016 Outdoor: Shot Put (Second Team)

ACC Champion
2019 Outdoor:
Shot Put 

All-ACC (9)
2019 Outdoor:
Shot Put, Discus (second team) 
2018 Outdoor: Shot Put
2018 Indoor: Shot Put; Weight Throw (second team)  
2017 Outdoor: Shot Put 
2017 Indoor: Shot Put 
2016 Outdoor: Shot Put
2016 Indoor: Shot Put

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier
2019: Shot Put, Discus, Hammer Throw 
2018: Shot Put
2017: Shot Put 
2016: Shot Put

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

2019 Outdoor 
• Earned second-team All-America honors with a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships 
• Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds 
• Won the ACC title in the shot put with a mark of 19.32m (63’4.75″)
• Earned second-team All-ACC honors in the discus at the ACC Championships with a fourth-place finish 
• Threw a career-best throw of 54.56m (179’0″) in the discus, which ranks ninth in school history
• Capture the fourth-best hammer throw mark in school history, recording a mark of 60.88m (199’9″) at UVA’s meet against Maryland and PItt
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor 

2019 Indoor 
Did not compete 

2018 Outdoor 
• Finished sixth at the NCAA Championships in the shot put, recording a season-best mark of 20.28m (66’6.5″)
• Earned first-team All-America honors in the shot put
• Placed fifth at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the shot put to qualify for the NCAA Championships
• ACC runner-up in the shot put, recording a score of 19.13m (62’9.25″) to earn All-ACC honors 

2017 Indoor 
• Finished second in the shot put at the ACC Championships, earning All-ACC honors
• Placed fifth in the weigh throw at the conference meet, capturing second-team All-ACC honors
• Posted a career-best throw of 19.90m (65’3.5″) in the weight throw at the ACC Championships
• Ranks third in school history in the weight throw
• Placed first in the shot put at the Liberty Kickoff

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