Dublin Coffman graduate Sade Olatoye of the Ohio State women’s track and field program was among 605 female college athletes nominated for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, it was announced July 14.
Member schools nominated their top graduating female college athletes for consideration for the award, and Olatoye was among those selected despite not being able to compete this spring after the NCAA outdoor season was canceled because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Olatoye won the NCAA outdoor championship in the weight throw in 2019. She also won six Big Ten titles and was a two-time Big Ten Indoor Field Athlete of the Year.
She graduated in May with a degree in health sciences and also was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for having a GPA of 3.7 or better in the 2019-20 academic year.
Olatoye was a four-time OSU scholar-athlete and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree who holds the Buckeyes’ program records in the indoor and outdoor shot put as well as in the weight throw and hammer throw.
She also has competed for the Nigerian Senior National team.
At Coffman, Olatoye, a 2015 graduate, won the Division I state title in the discus in 2014 and state titles in the shot put in 2014 and 2015.