Josephine Owino aka Nyar Dudi inducted into the Union University Sports Hall of fame
Who is Josephine Owino?
Josephine Owino played four years of basketball at Union from 2005-09. She helped lead Union to a pair of NAIA National Titles in 2006 and 2009. Owino also led Union to three TranSouth Titles and was a key part in Union’s perfect regular season of 29-0 in 2008.
Owino was named a NAIA All-American three times, the NAIA National Tournament MVP in 2009, NAIA National Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and the NAIA/WBCA Player of the Year in 2008. She was a three time all-conference performer, the TranSouth Freshman of the year in 2006 and the TranSouth Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.
Owino finished her career No. 4 on the all-time scoring list for Union women’s basketball with 2,240 career points. She is one of eight women’s basketball players with at least 2,000 career points. She recorded 1,034 career rebounds, putting her third on the all-time list. Owino remains the only Union women’s basketball player with at least 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Owino averaged 15.8 points per game over her four years, which puts her third highest in Union’s record book. Her 37 career double-doubles and 16 double-doubles in a season both rank third on the all-time lists.
Owino holds the Union record with a .640 field goal percentage for her career. She also holds the top-3 field goal percentages in a season, with the best being .667 in 2008.
Owino was the first and remains the only Union player to be drafted in the WNBA draft. She was selected in the third round, 28th overall by the Washington Mystics in 2009. She also attended the training camp for the Indiana Fever in 2010.