White, 24, a key part of Team GB women’s hockey team who won bronze at London 2012, has returned to Loughborough to complete the final year of her BSc in Applied Sports Science and is set for a challenging new role in the same building she lived in when she first came to College in 2006.
She told College News: “I lived in the attic when it was the old Gables. At that time it was quite rundown and lopsided and I moved out after a year. Returning now and seeing what has been done with it is amazing.
“I’m looking forward to being based here for a year and also my new role as a mentor. It’s something the College discussed with me earlier in the year. It’ll be interesting to be able to pass on some of what I’ve learned as an elite athlete over the past few years. The EAPC is a great concept. Sixteen and 17 is a very important age where many stop playing their sport. This gives them the opportunity to carry on as well as further their education at the College.”Tags: Elite A, Elite Athlete Performance Centre, London 2012, Loughborough College, Nicola White, Team GB