Olamide Aborowa arrived in Austin with nothing more than a duffel bag and a backpack.
It was a tangible reminder of how far she had come despite having so little.
There’s no denying the dearth of material items she has possessed over the years. But Aborowa has never been short on opportunities, which she has fearlessly seized no matter how far they took her away from her home in Lagos, Nigeria.
Accustomed to solitude, Aborowa embarked on what has become a nearly 7,000-mile journey from her home. She first made her way to Philadelphia and Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School where she won a state championship, and then on to Austin, where she begins the 2016-17 season as a sophomore on The University of Texas women’s basketball team….
Source: University of Texas