Alumna Libby Nichols Receives NCAA Scholarship for Medical School

Libby-Headshot-898x1024Libby Nichols ’14, a star midfielder in lacrosse who was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to study head injuries in young soccer players in Germany, has been awarded a $7,500 NCAA postgraduate scholarship to support her medical school education.

Nichols, who graduated with a 3.9 GPA in pre-medical studies, will begin her studies at the University of Maryland School of Medicine next month. For her Fulbright grant, she studied the cognitive effects of heading soccer balls on young athletes and is now working on a statistical analysis of the data with her research advisor, which they hope to publish this year.

Nichols also received numerous honors for her work on the field, including CACC Student-Athlete of the Year and Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Overall Female Performer of the Year.

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