Name: Barbara Nwaba
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Heptathlon
Height: 5-9
Weight: 146
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: University High School (Los Angeles, Calif.) ‘07
College: University of California, Santa Barbara ’12, Sociology, Speech and Hearing Sciences
Team/Club: Santa Barbara Track Club
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 12th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – 4th (pentathlon)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2015 (heptathlon); Indoor – 2016 (pentathlon)
  • Top finish: 4th – 2016 (pentathlon)
Personal: Daughter of Theodore and Blessing Nwaba...Has three brothers, Alex, David and Victor, and two sisters, Jane and Precious...Hobbies include DIY projects, hiking, going to the beach and discovering new places.