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#SPORTS:Nigeria’s Sprinter Oduduru Badged NCAA Male Athlete of the Year in US

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America base Nigeria sprinter Divine Oduduru has badged the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Male Athlete award of the Year in the US.

The Athlete Divine Oduduru, born in Ughelli, Delta State, South South region of Nigeria has also been nominated for the Bow man award, the highest award in the U.S. for Collegiate Athletes, making him the second Nigerian to be nominated for the Bow award after Blessing Okagbare was nominated.

Divine Oduduru's nomination came after his giant performance this season in the U.S Collegiate Championships, where he won the 200m Indoor title, the 100m and 200m outdoor titles in 9.86secs and 19.73secs respectively.
“Thanks you @ TexasTechTF these last few years have been filled with opportunity and memories. Now I’ve decided to pursue my career at the professional level,” Oduduru said on his Twitter page after the recognition.

Oduduru, a former student of West End College Asaba, travelled to the U.S on scholarship at the Texas Tech University, Lubbock, about three years ago.

He was discovered at the annual Awoture Eleyae Junior Athletics Competition in Delta State.

Reacting to his exploits, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa congratulated the sprinter, describing him as a shinning light to the youths of Delta State, Olisa TV reports.

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