Throughout the course of NCAA Division III Week (April 2-April 9), we will profile several student-athletes who excel not only in their sports but in the classroom, as well.
Junior Nicole Wolard of the women's basketball team put together the best season of her career in 2017-18, ending the year averaging a team-best 13.1 points per game while pulling down 9.4 rebounds per contest. Wolard was also honored for her work in the classroom, nabbing a spot on the Landmark Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll in early March for the first time in her tenure at Goucher.
Why did you choose to come to Goucher and be an athlete?
I came to Goucher because I knew I could play basketball competitively while still getting a great education.
What do you like most about the balance in Division III between academics and athletics?
That while academics is our first priority, we can still have a very competitive environment in athletics that pushes athletes to excel on and off the court/field.
What unique opportunities has Goucher provided for you in your studies?
Goucher has given me a unique experience that I do not think I could have had at any other institution. Going to school here not only challenged me in an academic setting but pushed me to grow as a person in a supportive environment.
What do you hope to do after graduation?
I plan to go to Physical Therapy School
NOTE: Nicole will take over the Landmark Conference's Instagram account on Monday, April 9! Follow along all day @landmark_conf.