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Martha Bissah retains NSU award for Best Female Athlete

Former Ghana Youth Olympic gold medallist Martha Bissah has been adjudged Norfolk State University’s Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row.

Martha was honoured alongside some student athletes of the Norfolk State University at the Spartan Choice Awards held on Monday night.

She made history by becoming the first Norfolk State runner to win a conference cross country title in 16 years.

Bissah won the MEAC cross country title in October 2017 running a record 17 minutes, 16 seconds.

She followed that by being named the MEAC Indoor Most Outstanding Women’s Runner for the second year in a row after winning four golds in February.

Outdoors, she is ranked 10th in the NCAA East Region in the 800.

She became the first Ghanaian to win an Olympic gold medal in the 800 metres final at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, in the 2014 Youth Olympics.

Bissah was also a bronze medalist at the 2014 African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana.

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