Nigerian Student-athlete, Oluwatoni Onikeku, 20, a student of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell,passed away on Sunday July 12th while swimming with friends in the Deerfield River in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
he was said to have an who an active member of the campus community,he was a high jumper and sprinter for the track and field team, the River Hawks, at the university, where he earned several medals.
His family left Nigeria when Toni was 7 and have been living in Fitchburg for 13 years. He has been described as a well liked teammate, outstanding athlete, strong student, and an active member of Student-Athlete Advisory Council. May his soul resr in peace…
ARTICLE CREDIT:LINDA IKEJI