First Team All-Big 12. Achieving such an honor is a tremendous accomplishment for any athlete. Today, we’ll meet a Big 12 athlete who made the First Team with his achievements in the classroom, while contributing on the basketball court and the campus. His leadership extends all the way from rural Kansas to the Big 12 Conference.
Victor Ojeleye is a senior on the K-State basketball team. As his last name suggests, he has international roots. Victor was born in Nigeria where his family originates. When he was two years old, he moved to Kansas where his father was studying medicine.
The family eventually moved to Ottawa, where his father, Dr. Ernest Ojeleye, became a family physician. Victor’s mother, Joy, is trained as a nurse and is active in community projects. Victor went through Ottawa schools. The Ojeleyes also bought land on the south side of Ottawa, in the direction of the rural community of Princeton, population 315 people. Now, that’s rural.