Photo Credit: gocrimson.com (Ngozi is on the left)
Academic Standout Ngozi Musa of Harvard University who was already an accomplished athlete at the globally acclaimed prestigious Ivy League University on Saturday March 18th 2016 broke the Sierra Leone National record for women in the 100 meters when she ran a time of 11.66 seconds at a meet in Fort Worth Texas.
Ngozi who once represented Sierra Leone at an IAAF World Junior Championships meet in Eugene Oregon in 2014 once held a personal best time of 11.75 seconds in the 100 meters, a time she shattered last weekend (March 18th 2016). She is also said to have run the second fastest time in the University’s History as well as the 4th fastest in Ivy League school history.
With the 2016 outdoor season just starting out, it seems as if Ngozi is on pace to run the Olympic qualifier of 11.32 seconds which will make her the second female athlete from Sierra Leone to ever achieve such a feat since Olympic qualifying standards were introduced after World Champion Eunice Barber did it in 1996. It seems like she is set to make history for herself and for Sierra Leone at the Rio Olympics which is looming large on the horizon.
Attending Harvard University, whether on academic or athletics scholarship is no simple feat, because your academic standing has to be one of the best if not the best in the USA. Ngozi Musa is therefore an extremely academically and athletically gifted student/athlete.