Deborah Acquah Graduates From Texas A&M University With A Degree In University Studies – Leadership
Deborah Acquah Graduates From Texas A&M University with a Degree in University Studies – Leadership
The Ghanaian Superstar, Deborah Acquach has successfully graduated from Texas A&M University in the United States with Degree in University Studies – Leadership.
Deborah hails from Prestea and is an alumna of Fiaseman Senior High School in the Western Region of Ghana. Deborah has specialised in the Triple Jump and Long Jump events. She is the Ghana Long Jump Record Holder. she missed the Tokyo Olympic Long Jump by an inch.
Deborah has been a pivotal athlete in Texas A&M Track & Field Athletics Team. She won the 2019 NCAA Outdoor West Regionals Long Jump in 6.44m. In 2020 in the SEC All-Conference Indoor, Deborah placed 1st in the Long Jump with 6.45m and in the Triple Jump with 13.70m and was 2nd.
Deborah Acquah was the overall best Athlete in 2019 in the Outdoor Long Jump with a jump of 6.63m, Indoor Triple Jump in 13.77m in 2020, and Indoor Long Jump in 6.65m in 2021.
Deborah won a silver medal in Long Jump at the African Games, in Rabat, Morocco. She broke Texas A&M University’s Long Jump record in her debut with a leap of 6.53m which has stood for 22 years. She won the bronze medal in that event. Deborah Acquah graduates from Texas A&M University with a degree in University Studies – Leadership.
On February 1, 2021, she broke the Ghana National Record and Texas A&M University Record in the Long Jump with a mark of 6.58m.
Deborah has had a tremendous athletics career at Texas A&M University.
Deborah also helped her school to place runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and also earned USTFCCCA Individual All-America Honor.
Ross Bjork, Director of Athletics Texas A&M University said “I am incredibly proud of these Aggies for receiving their degrees this weekend. Here at A&M University, we want to give our student-athletes everything they need to excel on the field of play and in the classroom. This is the culmination of that vision. All the hard work they have put in throughout their journey is symbolized as they walk across the stage. They are now Former Students and we cannot wait to see what they do beyond this moment. Congratulation and Gig’Em!”.
Joe Fields, Senior Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Service said “the ultimate goal when student-athletes step on Texas A&M’s University campus is to earn a degree. As an academic staff and as a whole department, we are proud of our students – athletes who have accomplished this great feat, all while simultaneously competing at an elite level. Their hard work athletically and dedication to their education is a testament to what it means to be a true Aggie. Congratulations to the class of 2021as they transition from student-athlete to Former Students”.
Although commencement for individuals receiving their bachelor’s degree will start at exactly 10 am, Friday, 13 August at the Reed Arena.
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