How will you compete?
What’s it like to take the field, the pool or the ice as a Norwich student-athlete?
In this video, soccer player Courtney Amell, football player Francisco Colon, women’s hockey player Blossom Truell and men’s swimmer Cameron Ferreira discuss what brought them to Norwich. All said they seized the chance to play the sports they loved, build friendships and study toward their chosen careers.
Amell said scholarships, financial aid and the chance to help the team move forward with a new coach attracted her. Ferreira, who’s in the Corps of Cadets and received a U.S. Army ROTC scholarship, said the school’s rich military traditions motivated his choice. Colon said he wanted to capitalize on Norwich’s criminal justice program. And Truell said she wanted to study engineering, a program relatively rare at Division III colleges.
All of the athletes said coaches and professors worked with them to stay on track academically and physically. And, they said, teams provided study support and a welcome sense of family.
“And it felt like home,” Truell said of Norwich. “As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew where I wanted to be.”