Howard University senior Latroya Pina has her eyes set on the 2020 Summer Olympics alongside siblings Troy and Jayla. The family trio will be competing under the flag of Cape Verde. They’ve also been chosen to represent the Cape Verde National Swim Team in the Confederation Africaine de Natation Championship Meet in Algeria in September.
Latroya has been a boon for Howard Bison athletics, winning the women’s 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley against Marymount and winning the same races against Catholic University of America last season.
She was also named to the 2018 MEAC Commissioners All-Academic Team and 2018 ECAC Spring Presidents Honor Roll List, maintaining a 3.6 or higher throughout the 2017-2018 academic year as a biology major. The Bison begin their 2018-2019 season in September under coach Nicholas Askew. Howard University is the only HBCU that has a competitive swim team.