Ohio State’s Olatoye receives Big Ten Wayne Duke Award

The Columbus Dispatch
The Ohio State University athletic department logo, 2017. [provided by OSU]

Ohio State senior Sade Olatoye was one of two Big Ten athletes to win the Wayne Duke Award for athletic and academic achievement.

She and the male recipient, Scott Piper of Michigan State, each earned a $10,000 scholarship.

Olatoye, a senior throws specialist on the track and field team from Dublin Coffman, is a four-time Big Ten champion in the weight throw and shot put and has helped the Buckeyes win two conference titles. She also is a two-time NCAA winner in the weight throw.

A health and rehabilitation major with a minor in Spanish, Olatoye holds a 3.63 GPA and plans to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for Nigeria.

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