Born in Chicago, IL, Seun was raised as a first generation Nigerian in the United States. She is the second born with one older brother and two younger brothers. Seun attended Evanston Township High School until mid-junior year. After a move to the south suburbs of Chicago she graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School
A true seeker of knowledge, Seun has constantly dedicated herself to being a student of life as well as a student of the education system. By the age of 30, Seun had acquired:
1. Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology - Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology (University of Houston, '09)
2. Masters of Education in Physical Education - Motor Behavior (University of Houston, '11)
3. Masters of Science in Exercise & Health Sciences with a concentration in Fitness and Human Performance (University of Houston - Clear Lake, '17)
4. Bachelors of Science in Human Biology (Texas Chiropractic College, '17)
5. Doctorate of Chiropractic (Texas Chiropractic College, ' 17)
Seun has committed to starting her practice as a chiropractor and establishing an injury prevention & rehabilitation facility in Texas.
Dedicated to selfless acts of life, Seun spends much of her time contributing to the betterment of society and the communities that she serves. She believes that God has provided her with the platform and experiences to motivate others towards excellence, even if it is merely providing a listening ear to someone in need.
Although the sport of basketball is her first love, Seun became dedicated to her development as a track & field athlete in 2004, during her senior year in high school. She decided to attend the University of Houston as a walk-on athlete and eventually earned a full scholarship. She went on to become a Cougar 60m hurdle record holder, Midwest Regional 100m record holder, Conference USA Female Athlete of the Year and NCAA All-American.
After her collegiate career ended in 2009, Seun went on to compete for the country of Nigeria as a 100m hurdler and 4x100m runner. She became a 3x Nigerian National champion, African champion, and All-African Games champion. In 2012 she made her Summer Olympic debut at the London Games where she competed in the 100m hurdle rounds.
Sochi 2014 Games was the first time that Seun watched the winter Olympics, primarily because she was supporting fellow track & field athletes that had switched to the sport of bobsled. In watching, she was encouraged to join the sport and after a series of try-outs she was selected as a member of the 2015-2016 USA Women's Bobsled team as a brakeman. She competed on the North America's Cup circuit and debuted as a World Cup brakeman in Park City competition that season.
In the summer of 2016 she was inspired to start a bobsled team for the country of Nigeria after learning that the country had no winter Olympians, and continent had never been represented at the Games in that sport. In December 2016 she co-founded the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria. She became the driver and captain of the Historic Nigerian Women's Bobsled team, which lead the way for the first class of winter Olympians for the country of Nigeria.
Seun delivers and INCREDIBLE TEDx Talk at the TEDx Grace Street Women Event on December 8, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. Check back for YouTube link to experience the beauty in her process of "Conquering the fear of the Unknown"!
Amidst the astonishing Women In Sports & Events (WISE) group in Houston, Texas, Seun was award the Woman of Inspiration Award
After millions of votes around the world for the Nigerian Sports Awards event held in Lagos, Nigeria, Seun wins the category of Sports Woman of the Year. In her absence, Mr. Oje Aikoje-Glover accepted her award, but check out the video of her acceptance speech!
Join in the Live stream of Seun delivering her heavily anticipated TEDx Talk!! Read more...
Seun gets nominated in an individual category as TEAM SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR by the Nigerian Sports Awards!!
Seun and her historic bobsled teammates receive a nomination for a Nigerian Sports Award in the category of TEAM OF THE YEAR! Voting is open until November 11!
As #TheFirstAfrican she is selected once again to champion for an incredible group of athletes with the Special Olympics!
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