- Ije Iheoma
- Holland, Pa.
- Council Rocks South
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Graduated from Council Rock South High School High school track team was an interesting story There were just two members on her team her senior year, Iheoma and a pole vaulter Despite having only two people on the team, Council Rock South finished at second at the state championship meet Won the 200m and 400m individual Pennsylvania state titles her senior year Holds her schools high school records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and the mile, as well as the 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m, sprint medley and distance medley relays Part of a national-record setting 4x800m relay (8:53) as part of the United Stars Track Club Club coach was Kenny Abney Finished first at the Junior Nationals in the 4x800 and second in the 4x400 Personal bests of: 200m (24.17), 400m (54.41), and 800m (2:08) Earned varsity letters in field hockey as a freshman and sophomore and was selected to play on a competitive soccer travel team.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Ijeoma Ndidi Iheoma on May 8, 1990 in Holland, Pa. Parents are Jude and Doris Ijeoma Father is a psychologist and mother is a computer analyst Has one brother, Ikenna (20) Brother plays football at Williams College Chose Florida because everything seemed perfect to her the coaches, the people, the campus and academics Enjoys cooking and cleaning Track athlete she most admires is Allyson Felix because of her determination as an athlete Contemplating a major in communication Has had her poetry published in a book comprised of poems by Pennsylvania high school students Chose Florida over Penn State and Maryland.
MAJOR: Social and behavioral sciences