Sophomore Eryka Wanyonyi Featured Prominently in Sports Locker Magazine

Article reprint below courtesy of Paige Smith and Sports Locker Magazine.

Biology major and Blue Jays volleyball player Eryka Wanyonyi, ’23, recently caught the attention of Sports Locker magazine for her stellar performance both on and off the court.

Sports Locker highlighted the resident of Columbia, MO, in its July-August 2020 issue for a number of reasons. As a freshman, Wanyonyi won the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Newcomer of the Year award as well as All-Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team honors. She also aims high in her career aspirations and plans to attend medical school after graduation, with the goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Read the full article below to learn more about Wanyonyi, who Natalia Koryzna, head Blue Jays volleyball coach, says is special because, “She has an extraordinary work ethic in the gym as well as in the classroom.”


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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.