Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadre wins awards at US university

NIGERIAN teenage Tennis sensation, Oyinlomo Quadre, has written her name in the history books of Florida International University (FIU), winning two individual awards.

Quadre, a psychology major who was admitted to FIU in January 2023, won the university’s Player and Freshman of the Year awards, making history by becoming the first person to do so in the C-USA All-Conference Tennis Teams in a single calendar year.

The 19-year-old Panthers player has gone unbeaten in her previous 13 matches and has 15 wins, 2 defeats, and five incomplete matches versus Diae El Jardi, Sofia Madrid, Isabella Flodin, Audrey Boch-Collins, and A. Lutkemeyer.

Quadre and Yasmine Kabbaj also led the Panthers to victory in 16 doubles games. The duo were defeated five times, and one of their contests was abandoned.



    The Panthers competed in the Coral Gables regionals, which Miami is hosting, with a first-round matchup versus Auburn on May 5 at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

    Four teams competed in a single-elimination format on May 5 and 6 in the first and second rounds of competition. On May 12 or 13, the winners of each site proceed to the super-regional competition. There will be two teams competing in a single-elimination style at each super-regional site.

    The eight teams competing for the national championship will play at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, from May 17–20, where the super-regional champions advance.

    Why Nigerian athletes study in the UK

    There are several reasons why Nigerian athletes choose to study in the United States:

    • Better Sports Facilities: American universities typically have world-class sports facilities that provide athletes with access to the latest equipment and technology to help them train and compete at the highest level.
    • Quality Education: American universities are known for providing high-quality education, which can be an attractive option for Nigerian athletes who want to balance their athletic pursuits with academic achievements.
    • Athletic Scholarships: Many American universities offer athletic scholarships to talented athletes, which can help cover the costs of tuition, room and board, and other expenses associated with attending college.
    • Exposure to International Competitions: By studying and competing in the United States, Nigerian athletes can gain exposure to international competitions and other athletes from around the world, which can help them improve their skills and develop as athletes.
    • Opportunities for Professional Sports: Studying in the United States can also provide Nigerian athletes with opportunities to compete professionally in American sports leagues, such as the NBA, NFL, or MLS, or to pursue professional careers in other countries.


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