Oklahoma State University, Stillwater recently took to their social media pages to celebrate Former U-20 World Cup star, Courtney Ozioma Dike.
She was born in Oklahoma to Nigerian parents of Igbo descent.
In her four years at Edmond North High School, she scored over 90 goals for the school team, she also played college soccer at Oklahoma State University while studying for an Accounting degree which she bagged about five months ago, she has continued scoring goals on and off the pitch including a hattrick in Friday’s Super Falcons friendly 6-1 win against Icelandic UMF Selfoss.
In the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, she scored the fastest goal in the history of the competition after just 13 seconds in a match against North Korea which earned her three nominations at the 2014 Nigeria Sports Award, eventually, she won the discovery of the year award.
Celebrating her, Oklahoma State University said:
Today we begin a series we’re calling The Person & The Player as we celebrate Cowgirl alumnae who have gone on to successful careers in various industries. Up first is @CourtneyDike, who is doing big things in the Big Apple! #OneMore #GoPokes #okstate
Hello, my name is Courtney Dike.
I was a member of Cowgirl Soccer from 2013 to 2017. I graduated with my bachelors and masters degrees in accounting. I’m a C.P.A and currently working for Ernst and Young.
I started off in the Audit practice, but now I’m in the Forensics and Integrity Services Group, where we conduct financial investigations and do compliance work, so it’s a lot of fun.
Being a student-athlete at OSU definitely instilled a lot of qualities in me that, not only opened doors for me after graduation but translate well into my professional career now. The dedication, perseverance, prioritisation thay comes along with being a student athlete are a few of those qualities. There are a ton of people at Stillwater who influenced me off the soccer field, academically and in my personal life who I’ll never forget. My experience at OSU is something that I’m always grateful for and I’ll be able to carry it with me where ever I go, so.
Thank you OSU.
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