23 January 2007
KENYA : Awino for USA College
Mombasa High School Basketball star- Beatrice Awino landed a full basketball scholarship for 5-years from the Union University of Tennessee in the United States of America. Awino will undergo a high school programme at the university for a year, before joining the main campus. Awino has been instrumental for Mombasa High school this year as she led them in both scoring and rebounds as they won the Kenya Secondary Schools Basketball title in April and the East Africa Secondary Schools Basketball tile in August 2006.
She becomes the 5th Mombasa High School player to join a US college from a basketball scholarship. Others were Jacklyne Wasuda, Mirriam Wandanda, Josephine Achieng, Owino, and Matilda Mayaka.