UC Alumni Celebration: Annette N. Echikunwoke

Award Presentation + Gallery Visit 
Friday, April 21 
3 – 3:45 p.m.

Fifth Third Arena - Fifth Third Vault (Just inside the East entrance) 
2700 O'Varsity Way 
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Please join us in a special, curated, pop-up gallery inside Fifth Third Arena for a private award presentation celebrating Annette Echikunwoke as she receives the UC Athletics Outstanding Alumni Award. The pop-up gallery will feature custom portraits of all 18 UC Alumni Celebration honorees for 2023, plus a replica of the new mural in Over-the-Rhine depicting the full group. Light refreshments will be provided.  

Annette N. Echikunwoke, A&S ’18, Bus ’19

Annette was a stand-out on UC's Track and Field Team, winning the weight throw event at the 2017 NCAA Championship, becoming UC's first NCAA champion in track and field. She won four successive Nigerian and African records in hammer and is one of the highest-ranked women's hammer throwers in the world. Annette is currently a volunteer coach for the Bearcats and works as a Paid Search Specialist for Empower, a national advertising agency based in Cincinnati.

Outstanding Alumni Award

Since 2016 the UC Alumni Celebration recognition includes recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Awards with honorees representing each of UC’s 13 colleges, plus the unique training ground of UC Athletics. Outstanding Alumni Award honorees are selected by each unit and submitted to the UCAA for recognition.

Parking Map

Please see the linked parking map with suggested garages with their entrances marked. Also marked are suggested routes for ADA and rideshare drop-off, as well as accessible walking paths from that drop-off zone to the event space in Fifth Third Arena.

Headshot of Maggie Ibrahim-Taney

Maggie Ibrahim-Taney

Program Director, Alumni Engagement, Affinity Networks & Athletics Experiences