Chidinma Onyewuenyi
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gilroy, Calif.

High School:
Oak Grove HS '06

Height:
5-9

Event:
Throws

Major:
Human Development

2010: Redshirted outdoor season... Broke school indoor record with weight throw of 18.63m (61-1.5) at Husky Invite... Improved from effort of 17.04 (55-11) at UW Invitational two weeks prior... Also competed in shot in each meet, firing 13.93m (45-8.5) at UW Invite... Improved to No. 2 in Aggie indoor history.

2009: Only Aggie to compete at NCAA West Regional in more than one event... Placed 9th in hammer (56.12m, 184-1) and 15th in shot (13.63m, 44-8.75)... Won Big West Conference title in hammer at 55.99m (183-8) while adding 5th-place showing in shot (13.67m, 44-10.25)... Scored team-best 14.0 points at conference... Set school records in each of those events: a 14.60m (47-11) in shot to break Kim Gleeson's 2005 record; and 56.84m (186-6) at Mt. SAC to surpass Cassidy Kilburn's mark from the 2002 nationals... First broke 14-meter barrier in shot at Cal-Nevada state meet (14.02m, 46-0)... Set indoor PR of 17.11 (56-1.75) in weight throw, 2nd in school history... Also led team in indoor shot with 13.44m (44-1.25) at Husky Invitational.

2008: Placed 5th at Big West Conference Championships in shot put, firing season-best 13.91m (45-7.75)... Cracked 13-meter mark in six different meets... Also had team's best hammer throw, posting 51.47 (169-9) at Payton Jordan Invite, moving her up to 3rd in Aggie annals... Best discus mark was 40.57m (133-1) during home quad meet... Competed at both indoor meets, posting season-best marks in weight throw (16.59m, 54-4.25) and shot (13.66m, 44-9.75) at Washington Invitational.

2007: Finished 4th in shot put (12.91m, 42-4.25), 8th in discus throw (38.87m, 127-6) at Div. I Independent Championships, posting season-best marks in both... Previous discus best had been 37.98 (124-7), set in season opener at Stanford.

OAK GROVE HS '06: Advanced to CIF state championships in both discus and shot as a senior... Placed 5th in shot put at state meet with 43-2.5 throw in her final attempt... Finished 14th in discus (128-10) at states... Won Central Coast Section title in shot (44-9.25) and added 3rd-place showing in discus (122-1)... Placed 2nd in shot, 6th in discus at CCS meet, then was 12th in shot at state meet as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Clara, Calif.... Majoring in human development... Parents are James Njoku & Elizabeth Onyewuenyi... Full name is Adaurennaya Chidinma Onyewuenyi, pronounced "uh-DAH-oo-reh-NAH-yah chid-IN-mah oh-NYEH-woo-en-yee," but goes by her nickname "Chid."