Al-Wajid Aminu is a student-athlete on UNF’s men's basketball team. In 2018-19, he was honored as the ASUN Defensive Player of the Year and ranked 33rd in nation for blocked shots. He also scored double digits in 23 games, topped the team with 34 dunks and surpassed the 500 career rebound mark and 100 career blocked shots. Aminu expects to graduate in spring 2020 and wants to play professional basketball as well as start a consulting firm that deals with international business.
Get to Know Al-Wajid Aminu
What is your major and why did you choose it?
I am an International Business major. I chose this major because I would like to do business in Nigeria in the future. I have found the major and its classes to be very fascinating. Learning about how different cultures do business has been interesting.
Who is your favorite professor? Do you have a favorite class?
My favorite professor is Koren Borges. She taught my favorite class, International Management.
Why did you decide to attend the University of North Florida?
I was recruited to UNF by the coaches of the basketball program at UNF. I have enjoyed the small school atmosphere along with the great coaching staff that I have. I also really enjoy being close to the beach.
What do you like most about UNF?
I love my experience as a student-athlete the most. It has brought so many amazing opportunities for me. I have been able to find a lifelong connection with the teammates that I have had.
When you’re looking to de-stress and relax a bit, where do you go on campus?
I go to the island in the middle of the nature trails. It is my favorite spot to meditate and interact with nature. It has beautiful views in every direction.
What does being an Osprey mean to you?
Being an Osprey means that I am part of a tight-knit community that is a hidden gem — appreciating all the wonderful people that make this University a great place to go to college.