Babatunde Awosika
Babatunde Awosika

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Pulaski

Last College:
UW-Stevens Point

Height:
5-10

Event:
Sprints

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor:
Finished eighth in the 200 meters (21.71), 10th in the preliminary round of the 400 meters (47.49), helped his team to a runner-up finish in the distance medley relay (9:46.46) and a fifth-place performance in the 4x400-meter relay (3:10.50) at the Big Ten championships (2/28-3/1) ... helped his team finish ninth in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:10.56 at the Tyson Invitational (2/14-15) ... at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8), placed sixth in the preliminary round of the 200 meters (21.65) and 400 meters (48.17) ... also helped the distance medley relay team win the event in 9:39.09 ... finished second in the 400 meters in 48.05, eighth in the preliminary round of the 60 meters in a personal-best time of 6.98 and helped his team place third in the 4x400-meter relay at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), earned a third-place finish in his first collegiate 600 meters in 1:19.75 ... in his season debut, earned a pair of first-place finishes in both the 200 meters (21.34) and 400 meters (48.27) at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18)

2014 Outdoor:
At the NCAA West Preliminary (5/31), participated in the 4x400-meter relay that finished 17th with a time of 3:09.20 ... an a personal-best time of 47.12 in the 400 meters to place sixth at the Big Ten championships (5/16-5/18) and also helped the Badgers finish sixth in the 4x100 (40.66) and fifth in the 4x400 (3:09.65) ... finished second in the 100 in a personal-best time of 10.76 and placed second in the 200 meters with a personal-best time of 21.32 at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) ... at the Tom Botts Invitational (5/3), won both the 200 and 400 meters in personal-best times of 21.44 and 47.16, respectively, while also helping his team win the 4x400 relay in 3:13.94 ... making his outdoor season debut, competing unattached, finished second in the 200 meters in a wind-aided 21.44 at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/12)

2013 Indoor:
Was part of the 4x400-meter relay that finished eighth in 3:10.58 at the Big Ten championships (2/23) ... also finished 18th in the 400 meters, clocking in at 48.03 seconds ... was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished 10th in a season-best time of 3:09.99 at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/2) ... earned an eighth-place finish in the 200 meters at the Cyclone Classic (2/8), crossing the line in 22.04 seconds ... was also part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second in a season-best 3:10.40 ... at the Meyo Invitational (2/1), placed 29th in the 200 meters with a time of 22.42 seconds ... was also part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth in 3:11.31 ... finished 16th in the 400 meters with a time of 49.59 seconds at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) ... helped the 4x400-meter relay team finish seventh in 3:18.60 ... making his Badger debut, won the 400 meters in 49.02 seconds at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/19) ... also was part of the winning 4x400-meter relay team that finished in 3 minutes, 14.23 seconds

2013 Outdoor: Was a part of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished 18th at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/25) ... placed 10th in the 400 meters at the Big Ten championships in 47.54 ... was a part of UW's eighth-place 4x100-meter relay squad at the Big Ten championships ... Won the 400 meters in a personal-best 47.39 seconds and helped the 4x100-meter relay team win the event in 40.80 secondsat the Wisconsin Open (5/4) ... set a pair of personal records by finishing second in the 200 meters in 21.66 seconds and third in the 400 meters in 47.81 second at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (4/27) ... also was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that placed third in 40.49 and the 4x400-meter relay team that finished first in 3:11.53 ... at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/20), finished runner up in the 200 meters in 22.15 seconds and was also part of the 4x100-meter relay team that won the event in 40.81 seconds and the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third in 3:15.07 ... finished eighth in the 400 meters at the Spec Towns Invitational (4/13), crossing the finish line in 48.10 seconds ... also was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished third in 40.58 seconds and the 4x400-meter relay team that placed third in 3:14.58 ... in a personal-best 48.08 seconds, finished 11th in the 400 meters at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (3/30) ... also helped the 4x100-meter relay team to a second-place finish in 41.02 seconds and the 4x400-meter relay team to a third-place finish in 3:10.87 ... was part of the sprint medley team that finished fourth in 3:29.11 and the 4x100-meter relay team that finished fifth in 41.48 seconds at the Alabama Relays (3/22-23)

At UW-Stevens Point

Three-time Division III All-American ... as a sophomore in 2012, named an All-American in the indoor 4x400-meter relay (8th place) and distance medley relay (2nd place) ... as a freshman in 2011, named an All-American in the outdoor 4x400-meter relay (5th place)

High School
As a senior, Milwaukee City Conference champion in the 400 meters and triple jump ... finished seventh in the 400 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state championships ... sectional champion in the 400 with a time of 50.34 and the triple jump with a jump of 45-7 3/4 ... sectional runner-up in the 200 meters with a time of 22:25

Personal
Parents are Charles and Edna Awosika ... has a sibling, Ayodeji ... double major in environmental studies and anthropology

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose Wisconsin for the academic challenge. I also wanted to be close to home so I could see my parents often. I also wanted to take part in the Division I athletic challenge and experience so not only my kids, but people of my hometown of Milwaukee that never made it out or have only experienced the pain of Milwaukee, can have at least one good thing to look at from somebody they personally know that is bringing light to the city."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60 Meters 6.98 2-01-14 100 Meters 10.76 5-10-14
200 Meters 21.34 1-18-14 200 Meters 21.32 5-10-14
400 Meters 47.49 2-23-13 400 Meters 47.12 5-18-14
600 Meters 1:19.75 1-25-14

At the NCAA West Prelims
2014 - Outdoor
3:09.20: 17th (3:09.20)

2013 - Outdoor
4x100 Meter Relay: 18th (41.12)

At the Big Ten Championships
2014 - Indoor
200 Meters: 8th (21.71)
400 Meters: 10th-P (47.49)
4x400 Meters: 5th (3:10.50)
Distance Medley Relay: 2nd (9:46.46)

2014 - Outdoor
200 Meters: 20th-P (22.00)
400 Meters: 6th (47.12)
4x100 Meters: 6th (40.66)
4x400 Meters: 5th (3:09.65)

2013 - Indoor
400 Meters: 18th-P (48.03)
4x400 Meters: 8th (3:10.58)

2013 - Outdoor
400 Meters: 10th-P (47.54)
4x100 Meters: 8th (41.47)
4x400 Meters: 5th (3:13.28)

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