AOTW: Nicole Farrell, senior basketball player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week 2/12 – 2/18 Why Nicole Farrell was selected: Nicole Farrel led the Colonels in total rebounds with eight in a loss at King’s and also totaled seven boards in a loss in the season finale on Senior Day against Eastern.


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Nicole Farrell, senior basketball player

Name: Nicole Farrell

Year: Senior

Major: Elementary & Early Childhood Ed

Minor: Reading

Hometown: Blairstown, N.J.

High School: North Warren Regional HS

Position: Forward

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

Wilkes had a great education department that allowed me to become certified in special education in my undergrad as opposed to graduate school. I also loved the campus as soon as I visited.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I intend on returning home to New Jersey where I will look for a teaching job in local school districts.

Favorite building on campus?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken, obviously.

What can you say to reflect on your basketball career now that it’s over?

Four years came and went pretty quickly. I made some great friends and had a lot of fun. I’m sad that it is over, but I’m so happy I had the experience.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing in third grade. Basketball has always been a big sport in my family so it was only natural that I would at some point too.

What was your favorite memory from your 4 years?

We won a tough game against Valley Forge this season after losing Catey one of our key players, in the first quarter. We all played really well together and worked as a team. It was one of the most fun games we played, especially since we lost to them last year.

What are your thoughts on how the program looks now that you are graduating?

There is a lot of talent in the younger girls that will go a long way for the next few seasons.

Other interests or hobbies off of the court? 

Off the court I am usually watching Netflix, hanging out with my friends, or going home to spend time with family.

Most influential person in your life?

My family is a pretty big influence on me as a whole.

A quote you live your life by?

Go with the flow.

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means that a person is willing to go above and beyond to help others.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be? 

Dwight K. Schrute

Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi all the way.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Buffalo chicken cheese steak from Grille Works.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Catherine Grace McFadden and Jamie Florence Campbell.

What is one last piece of advice you would like to give to the underclassman as you leave the program?

You won’t remember the score of the game, but you will remember the friends and memories that you have made. Four years goes by quick so just make the most of it.