Brenau Student-Athlete Honored by SSAC

One of Brenau University’s top student-athletes has been named athlete of the week by the Southern States Athletics Conference for her outstanding performances the week of March 28-April 3.

Olamide Sokunbi, a senior fashion design major from Marietta, Georgia, was named Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week after setting a 100 meter dash meet record at the Terrier Relays in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on April 2. Sokunbi bested a field of 56 runners, including several NCAA Division I competitors, en route to her record-setting 11.90 time.

She also posted a 25.22 finish time in the 200 meter dash, the fastest posted by any SSAC student-athlete this season.

The national accolade is the second SSAC athlete of the week nod for Sokunbi, who also received Track Athlete of the Week honors for her performances March 14-20.