Nwaba Picks Up Second-Consecutive Big West Athlete of the Week Award

IRVINE, Calif. --The Big West Conference voted Senior Barbara Nwaba Big West Female Field Athlete of the Week earlier today for her performances this past weekend at the Big West Challenge Cup.

For the second-consecutive week, Nwaba has earned Big West honors in the javelin and the 100-meter hurdles. The Los Angeles native who specializes in multi-events like the indoor pentathlon and the outdoor heptathlon won both the high jump (5-9.75) and the javelin (131-9). She also placed second in the 100m hurdles, clocking in a time of 13.82.

Nwaba earned the same award last week after scoring 5,986 in the heptathlon at the Sam Adams Multi-Events which ranks her as number one in the entire nation. Nwaba's score also set a new Big West Conference record.