Student Athletes On Way to the US

Fifteen Zimbabwean student athletes who worked with the Student Athlete Cohort leave for the United States in July and August to start their university studies and pursue their sports at higher levels.   The Student Athlete Cohort worked with these students who have reached Provincial and national levels in their various sporting disciplines, and may have also represented Zimbabwe in international competitions.

In January 2016, four other student athletes from the cohort began their studies.  They include Nicole Wallace, who is playing Division 1 Water polo at Wagner College in New York, helped bring her team to the national finals.  Dylan Woodhouse also started as a student athlete playing water polo at West Valley College in January.

U.S. higher education is fairly unique around the world in the way it allows student athletes to continue their academics and their sport at a high level. Zimbabweans are enjoying this combination and pushing their sporting limits while earning degrees.

Zimbabwean Student Athletes On Their Way to the United States
Name School Sport
Benjamin Clipstone Wheeling Jesuit University Rugby
Benjamin Norton Roanoke College Rugby, Kayaking
Bumnene Ndebele Lindenwood University Track and Field
Christell Nyauchi  Iowa Western College Basketball
Drew Williams Drury University Triathlon, Cross Country
Federico Bescotti MIT Water polo
Helen Mitchell Milligan College Cycling
Kieran Vincent Liberty University Golf
Kudzai Mushongahande Earlham College Field Hockey
Peter Wetzlar University of Kentucky Swimming
Sarah Geach Yale University Field Hockey
Sarah Hall Calvin College Cross Country,Field Hockey
Sarah Hawgood St Olaf’s College Cross Country, Triathlon
Stacey Hyslop Lees McRae College Cycling
Zadziso Kamhara Oral Roberts University Track and Field

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  1. As a Zimbabwean in the US and navigated the world of international student, I’d be happy to be a contact for these students. I’m currently in Indianapolis so not far from Earlham College.

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