University of Texas Alumni will today recognize, Blessing Okagbare the Nigeria fastest woman as she will be inducted into the University of Texas at El Paso Hall of fame along sides four other alumni who have proved true ambassadors of the institution.
The criteria for selection to the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame are as listed below:
Participated as a student-athlete at The University of Texas at El Paso
Been named 1st team “All America.”
Won an NCAA/AIAW national championship,
Set a world record,
Participated in the Olympic Games,
Led the nation in a recognized statistical category,
Succeeded as a professional athlete,
Any male or female athlete who distinguished themselves and the University.
The individual must possess and shall have possessed any of the above listed qualities as sportsmanship, character and integrity. The individual must not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any criminal activity.
A former student-athlete shall be first eligible for selection five (5) full academic years after completing his/her eligibility at the University.
Record have it that Okagbare at the NCAA women’s Track and Field game for University of Texas scored a 100m/long jump double, making her complete an undefeated collegiate streak that year.