Former Youth Olympic gold medalist, Martha Bissah is set to begin her career on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) circuit in America after she was named on the 2016 Women's Cross Country Roster of the Norfolk State University.

Martha Bissah, 19, is currently majoring in Business Management on an athletic scholarship at the Virginia-based (NSU) but will use her natural talents to compete for honours on the track at her new school.

Martha was named in the 13-woman Cross Country Roster of the Spartans (as the NSU athletics team are called).

Ghana's "Golden Girl" will be coached by Kenneth Giles, the Director of Track and Field Programmes and Donald Bond, Assist Women's Cross Country Coach at NSU.


Martha won a gold medal in the Girls' 800metre race at the Summer Youth Olympics in a time of 2:04:90 minutes.

Martha on her return from the Olympics was promised a scholarship by President John Mahama in a State of the Nation address on February 26, 2015.