Name: Ayotunde Oyeniyi
School: Felician College
Year: 5th-year senior
Major: Computer Science and Cybersecurity
Sport: Men’s Basketball
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Why did you choose to attend your school and play athletics at the Division II level?
I loved the program and coaching staff while visiting. I thought Felician College would give me the necessary tools and teachings to grow into a better person. I also love the fact that my school is 20 minutes away from New York City.
What is your favorite aspect of life at your school?
The ability to meet diverse groups of people from different cultures. I love the fact that that I can learn about other cultures and ways of life due to the complexity and demographics of the various races that attend my school.
What are your plans after you graduate?
To remain in the United States and pursue professional basketball opportunities, as well as a career in cybersecurity.
I love playing basketball, reading and dancing.
If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be?
My father, mother and any of my other three siblings. They are all back home in Nigeria.
If you could be someone for a day, famous or not, who would you be?
I would like to be an astronaut and travel on a space shuttle.
If you had free tickets to any sporting event in the world, where would you go:
I would go to an NBA All-Star Weekend event
If you could be the President for a day, what would you do?
I would make sure that human rights issues are given the priority that they need. Every day, human rights are being taking away and violated. Our government needs to constantly create and enforce laws that protect the people. Human rights violations include means of slavery, forced labor, forced prostitution, abject poverty, poor access to medical care and lacking the right to vote. If I was president, I would try to create policies that put the human interest at heart and make sure human rights violations across the board are dealt with.
Describe yourself in one word: Awesome
Favorite Class: Core 400
Favorite Sports Team: Miami Heat
Favorite Athlete: Kevin Durant
Who is your role model? My father
Most Exciting Sports Memory: Shooting a game tying shot to give my team a chance to win the game.