Candy Oliver Borda (1969-73/Gymnastics)





In 1970, Oliver finished in the top six in the country in tryouts for the University World Team, which secured a position on the team for her. As the first woman at the University of Nevada to receive an athletic scholarship, she led the Wolf Pack women’s gymnastics team to the championship of the Southwest Regional Collegiate Gymnastics Tournament in 1971. She went on to become an educator and coach at Fernley High School where she won two state championships in track and two in gymnastics during her eight-year tenure. She married Ted Borda and has three sons.

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March 17-23

Fiyin Olusola

Track and Field

The sophomore ran to an event win in the 100m hurdles Saturday afternoon at the Hornet Invite. The California native clocked in at 13.62 seconds. Her time in the event is a personal record and also ranks as the second-fastest time in the Nevada all-time outdoor record book. It is the best time in the Mountain West so far this outdoor season by a full second.

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