Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) received the Bourget Family Scholarship at the college’s annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. The scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior student-athlete who is attending graduate school.
Yusuff is a standout thrower on RIC’s women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams. She is a psychology major and is graduating in just three years. Yusuff intends to pursue a graduate degree in psychology.
As a senior in 2018-19, she recorded a 10th place finish in the weight throw (16.69m) at the NCAA Div. III Women’s Indoor Track and Field National Championship. She was an All-New England performer after a third place finish in the weight throw (15.89m) at the N.E. Championship on Feb. 23. Yusuff also had a 20th place finish in the shot (10.17m). She helped lead the Anchorwomen to both the N.E. Alliance and Little East Championships, earning N.E. Alliance honors in two events. She finished second in the weight throw (16.05m) and fourth in the shot (11.96m).
As a junior in 2017-18, Yusuff earned All-New England honors with a seventh place finish in the weight throw (14.97m), while also placing 21st in the shot (10.27m), at the N.E. Championship on Feb. 17. She picked up N.E. Alliance honors with a third place finish in the weight throw (14.24m) at the Alliance Championship on Feb. 10. Yusuff also placed 12th in the shot (10.47m) at that meet.
As a sophomore in 2016-17, she finished 16th in the weight throw (13.09m) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 17. Yusuff earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fourth place finish in the weight throw (13.89m) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 11.
As a junior in 2018, she helped lead the Anchorwomen to the Little East Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Yusuff earned All-New England honors with a fifth place finish in the hammer (47.61m) and also placed 25th in the shot (10.26m) at the N.E. Championship on May 5. She earned N.E. Alliance honors with a third place finish in the hammer (46.13m) at the Alliance Championship on April 28. Yusuff also finished eighth in the discus (33.43m) and seventh in the shot (11.13m) at the same meet.
As a sophomore in 2017, she placed 17th in the hammer (39.28m) at the N.E. Championships on May 5-6. Yusuff placed fourth in the hammer (45.28m), eighth in the shot (10.88m) and ninth in the discus (29.21m) at the N.E. Alliance Championship on April 2.
Yusuff is a 2016 graduate of Classical High School.