Queen of the Nigerian Tracks, Blessing Okagbare is very excited having been honoured greatly by her alma mater.

She was one of five athletes to be inducted into the University of Texas El Paso Sports Hall of Fame.

Okagbare hall of fame


According to the UTEP’s  website, Okagbare, Antonio Davis (basketballer), Seth Joyner (footballer), Cynthia Ruelas-Macias (volleyballer) and Paul Stankowski (golfer) were all honoured at the Larry K. Durham Sports Center.

They will also be honoured at the UTEP football team’s home game on Saturday.

Okagbare hall of fame

In a facebook post on Saturday, Okagbare expressed great delight at the honour bestowed upon on her while also apperaciting evary one that has helped her to the top.

She wrote: "What a privilege and honor to be inducted into the UTEP's Hall of fame along side some great men and women.

"When I started track and field, I never new it was ever going to take me this far but here I am doing it and still doing it any yes, it feels so good.

"God has been indeed good to me. 

"I sincerely want to thank everyone who came out to support me on this historic occasion, my family, friends, coaches, miner fans, and The University of Texas at El Paso for this great honor.

"I also want to thank everyone who has/have contributed so much to my success story, my fans home and abroad, members of the federation (AFN), my country Nigeria and, everyone out there who has one way or the other believed in me.

"My success story will not be complete without the love, care, support and encouragement you all are giving me and for that, I am extremely grateful....#Thankful #Hiswill #Minerstrong #2017Utepshalloffame #Hisgracehasalwaysbeensufficient"

Okagbare hall of fame