Former Maryland track and field star Chioma Onyekwere who graduated in 2016 will compete at the Tokyo Olympics in the discus throw this summer.
After graduating from Maryland with her BA in Mechanical Engineering, Onyekwere went on to pursue her professional track and field career while working as an engineer.
As a Terp, she set the second-highest discus throw score, 178-07, and earned All-American honors as well as All-Big Ten honors. Following her collegiate career, Onyekwere earned first place in discus during the All-African Games in 2019 as well as the African Championships in 2018.
To qualify for Tokyo, Onyekwere threw 62.20m, a personal best, in the Nigerian Olympic Trials. The Women’s Discus Throw will be on Saturday, July 31 at 10 a.m.
In other news
July 1 marked the first day the interim name, image and likeness policy was effective and Maryland athletes are making deals.
Former Maryland women’s basketball star Brionna Jones had a career-high performance.
WOW @_bjones18 put up a new career-high 34 PTS, most impressively, Jones shot 73.7% from the field (14-for-19 FGM)#CountIt pic.twitter.com/bKmESVu39p— WNBA (@WNBA) July 2, 2021
Maryland football made the top three of four-star wide receiver Shaleak Knotts.
Maryland football has made the top three for 4-star wide receiver Shaleak Knotts, he announced on Instagram.@shaleak3, a top-100 prospect, currently has the Terps pitted against Tennessee and North Carolina. He visited College Park twice last month as visits resumed.— Wesley Brown (@W_Brown21) July 2, 2021
Four-star 2022 small forward Aidan Shaw officially visited College Park.
Official visit to the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.— Aidan Shaw (@Aidan_Shaw24) July 1, 2021
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Thank you...@UofMaryland @umterps @Terrapinhoops @Coachturgeon @MattBrady2004 @CoachDManning @CoachBruceUMD @G_money_10 and Coach Tarp pic.twitter.com/wIYuZgHEwn
Former women’s basketball player Shatori Walker-Kimbrough signed a seven-day contract with the Washington Mystics.
LETS GOOOOO @_shatori https://t.co/xcmIW9COcZ— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) July 1, 2021
Former Terp Jalen Smith is headed to the NBA Finals after the Phoenix Suns won the Western Conference Finals.
Stix is headed to the NBA Finals! pic.twitter.com/5A1Mas2eqM— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) July 1, 2021