Swimmer Michaela Nolte is about to wrap up a stellar career at Emory & Henry College. The senior, is originally from Hillsborough, NC, is looking to repeat her achievements last year and represent E & H at the Division III National Swimming Championship.
Nolte went to Orange High School and then decided to attend E&H to further her swimming career.
Nolte has won many races, broke numerous records, and claimed many awards. Nolte, who won the ODAC Swimming Rookie of the Year, her first year, and has been an ODAC champion multiple times in her career.
Thriving in the breaststroke and freestyle, Nolte has won the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke, and as well has broken the ODAC record. Nolte has been swimming since she was four years old.
When asked about her favorite memories from swimming, Nolte said that the one thing that always comes to mind is a memory that occurred on a training trip in Largo, Florida, saying, “Coaches Cody and Colleen took us to a free Flo-Rida concert for the National Championship game this past year in football.”
Nolte’s academic future also played a huge role in her decision to attend E&H. Nolte said, “ [I] chose Emory & Henry because she felt that it was going to be a great place for me to swim and to be a part of the Athletic Training program.”
he also stated, “I loved the people who were already on the swim team and the location of the school is beautiful.”
As Nolte comes to the end of her historic career, there is no doubt that she will go down as one of the most successful women’s swimmers that E&H has ever seen. Nolte will compete this weekend at the ODAC Championships, as she looks for another conference victory.
– Peyton Williams