Howard University senior Latroya Pina, along with her siblings Troy and Jayla, has been selected to represent Cape Verde at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The team will be Cape Verde’s first-ever national swim team.
Pina, a biology major, competes in the 200-meter medley and 100-meter breaststroke for Howard University. In addition to swimming accolades, Pina made the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner’s All-Academic Team and the 2018 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Spring President’s Honor Roll List.
“We’re not just swimming for our colleges or schools, but for a nation so we want to do our best,” she told the Sun Chronicle.