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Okoye Earns All-Rookie Honors

February 25, 2019

Virginia Union University's Ifunanya Okoye has been named to the CIAA All-Rookie Team, the CIAA announced on Monday, February 25, in Charlotte, N.C.


Okoye, a 5-10 freshman from Lagos, Nigeria, and who attended Banner Christian School in Richmond, Va., averaged 10.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Lady Panthers this past season.


Okoye scored a freshman-record 32 points in VUU's win over Elizabeth City State University on January 30.


"It's exciting," Okoye said.  "I wasn't expecting to get any award, so it feels great."


Virginia Union will meet the winner of the Livingstone College-Virginia State University game at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C.