On Saturday 25 February 2017, Mfon Udoka will join the set of outstanding DePaul University alumni to be inducted in the DePaul University Athletic Hall of Fame. She will be joined by 9 other individuals including former NBA player Bobby Simmons and the 2000 Women`s College World Series team.
The DePaul University Athletics Hall of Fame was established by the DePaul University Department of Athletics in 1976 to recognise and honour individuals - students athletes, coaches and administrators - who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and distinction of DePaul University in athletics, and who have continued to demonstrate the values learned by their participation in intercollegiate athletics in their lives beyond the university.
Mfon Udoka was a member of the Nigeria women`s basketball teams that won the FIBA Africa Women Championships in 2003 and 2005 - the first and second respectively for Nigeria. She led the Nigeria women`s national basketball team to the 2004 Summer Olympics - the first ever for Nigerian basketball - where she finished second in the tournament in scoring and rebounding; and to the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women.
She was a member of the First Bank Basketball Team at the FIBA Africa Club Championship for Women in 2003 and 2009. She was named as the new Assistant Coach for the Nigeria women`s national basketball team in May 2011, a position she occupied for short period.
At the 2015 Afrobasket Championship for Women, she was honoured by FIBA Africa with the Golden Basket Legend Award in recognition of her contribution to the sport in Africa.
The DePaul Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the McGrath-Phillips Arena. Congratulations Mfon Udoka, on a well deserved honour.