Gaza Odunaiya
Gaza Odunaiya
Year: Senior
Hometown: Athens, Ohio
High School: Athens High School
Events: Throws

2016-17 Season
Outdoor: Kicked off the outdoor season at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational finishing the discus with a throw of 39.37m and the hammer throw with a throw of 48.70m… Had a season-best throw of 44.50m in the discus throw at the and a season-best throw of 53.90 in the hammer throw at the 2017 Jesse Owens University Classic… Ended the season at the MAC Championships with a 41.21m throw in the discus throw and a 48.28m throw in the hammer throw.
Indoor: Opened the indoor season at the Marshall Opener competing in the weight throw and finished with a throw of 15.58m… Recorded a season-best throw of 18.24m in the weight throw at the Ohio State University Tune-Up… Ended the season at the MAC Championships in the weight throw recorded a throw of 17.88m.

2015-2016 Season
Outdoor: Recorded a season-best in the shot put at the 2016 Adidas Winthrop University Invitational with a throw of 11.32m to place 19th… Recorded two personal-bests in the hammer throw and in discus reaching 47.98m to place seventh and 41.00m to place ninth, respectively… Ended the season at the MAC Championships placing 20th in the hammer throw (44.24m) and 16th in the discus (39.81m).
Indoor: Made her freshman debut with five-straight top-10 finishes; at the Marshall Opener, placed fifth in the weight throw reaching 15.14m and sixth in shot put reaching 11.71m; at the Kent State Doug Raymond Invite, 10th in shot put reaching 11.39m and eighth in the weight throw reaching 15.05m and at the SPIRE North Coast T&F Open she placed sixth in shot put with a throw of 10.84m… Ended the season at the Ohio State University Invitational with a personal-best in the shot put with a throw of 12.09m to place 14th and a 15th-place finish in the weight throw where she reached 14.94m.

Prior to Ohio: Lettered in Track all four years of high school…Was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Simbo and Toyin Odunaiya…Has one brother, Folu, and five sisters, Yewande, Natasha, Seyi, Teresa, and Rachel…enjoys dancing, listening to music, playing sports, hanging out with friends, and fashion…Double Majoring in Sports Management and Marketing with a Minor in French.