SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Barbara Nwaba continued to light up the track at the Sam Adams Invitational last week with her new Big West Conference record breaking score of 5,986 in the heptathlon. Nwaba earned Big West Conference Athlete of the Week awards for her performance and is currently nationally recongized as number one in the nation. The Los Angeles native has also qualified for an automatic spot in the NCAA Championships later this season.
And Nwaba is no stranger to national meets either. She has had two previous NCAA Indoor Championship finals appearances, placing fourth during the indoor season this year and a international stint with Team USA at the Thorpe Cup this past summer.