Maureen Ajoku
Maureen Ajoku
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Santa Teresa HS
Position: Jumps, Heptathlon

UC Santa Barbara
Ajoku had a standout senior year with tremendous improvement in nearly every event this season...Tied the school record in the long jump with her mark of 19-4.75 against Cal Poly...Dramatically improved her heptathlon score to 5,108 at the Big West Combined Events...Ties eighth place in the top-ten list in the high jump, clearing 5-7 at the Big West Conference Championships. 

Set a new personal best in the heptathlon at the Big West Multi's placing sixth with a score of 4590 and moving up to sixth on the all-time Gaucho list...Imrpves high jump mark to 5-5 where she cleared at the Ben Brown Invite.

Began training for the heptathlon and set a personal best at the Big West Championships with a score of 4258...Cleared a personal best of 5'5" (1.65m) in the high jump at the Sam Adams Combined...Had a wind-aided triple jump of 37'4" (11.38m) at the Cal Poly Invitational...Was fourth in the triple jump at the Big West Challenge Cup with a mark of 36'4" (11.07m).

In her freshman season, Ajoku qualified for Conference in the high jump. She tied for sixth place by clearing 5'3" (1.60m)...Took fourth in the high jump at the Big West Challenge Cup with the same mark...Her top mark in the long jump was 17'8" (5.38m), set at the Azusa Pacific Invitational...Top mark in the triple jump was 36'5" (11.10m) at the dual meet against Cal Poly.

High School
Mt. Hamilton division champion in the high jump in 2007...Also tied for fourth in the Central Coast Section championships...Was MVP and team captain of Santa Teresa's track team in her junior and senior seasons...Holds the school record in the high jump at 5'4".

Ajoku's parents, Julius and Nnenna, were born in Nigeria and came to America in their early twenties for a better education...She is the second child of three girls...Majoring in sociology and hopes to become a nurse practitioner...Is an avid sports fan who likes to watch football, basketball, and soccer...Her favorite movies include "Remember the Titans", "The Notebook", and "Crash"...Sings in a church gospel choir.

Collegiate Career Bests
High Jump - 5-5 (Big West Conference Championships, 5/13/2011)
Long Jump - 19-4.75 (Cal Poly Dual, 4/30/2011)
Triple Jump - 36-9.5 (Cal Poly Dual, 4/30/2011)
Heptathlon - 5,108 (Big West Multi's, 5/6/2011)