NSU swimmers Erin Black and Oskar Nordstrand, both seniors, had never met until they transferred to NSU in the fall of 2011. Since then, the brother-sister-like duo has found their groove. The two not only train and go to school together, but they also share an apartment and almost identical schedules.
Junior exercise and sport science major, Derrick Wood has been on track and field teams since sixth grade. He initially took to the track as something to do after basketball season, but it eventually turned into Wood’s ticket to a NCAA scholarship with NSU. He started by running the 110-meter hurdles, but transitioned into the high jump, long jump and triple jump.
Junior marketing major and graphic design minor Samantha High has been playing volleyball since she was in sixth grade. She grew up watching her older cousin play the sport. Then, after she attended a volleyball clinic tryout, High was hooked. Whether on the court or on the sideline, she is always cheering on her team.
Sean Mullan, senior management major, is in his last season of playing forward and guard for the Sharks basketball team. He began playing when he was 11 years old, after his parents encouraged him to always try something new. Since he was already playing other sports, basketball seemed like the way to go.