Bear Facts

Oct. 4, 2007

Nichole Jones
Women's Cross Country

When did you start running?
My freshman year in high school

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?
My mom, she has supported and encouraged me all the way through

What is the best part of being a college athlete?
The best part about being a college athlete is the benefit of having a team that you immediately get to jump into when you get into college. I think it makes the college transition a lot easier. I also like the traveling we get to do."

Favorite sport other than your own?
Women's Tennis

What is your nickname on the team and why?
Sunshine, because I smile a lot

After meeting your coach, what was your first thought?
This is where I am going to school

If you could play a different sport, what would it be?



Do you have a pre-meet ritual, if so what is it?
Yes, I like to go off on my own, lay down, breath deep, and spend time with the Lord.

What is the most unique item you keep with you in the locker room or at practice?
Well I would have to say this necklace that goes with me everywhere. It was given to me by a family friend and the inscription means a lot.

What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
Well at a meet one time I was kind of zoned out and when it was time to get on the starting line I lined up but on the wrong line further back from everyone else. When I realized what I did I tried to play it off like I was doing a stride but that was a pretty funny moment to me.

Who is your favorite Sport Hero?
Steve Prefontaine, he ran track for Oregon in the 70's

What is the highlight of your sports career?
Being named 2007 Big Twelve freshman of the year for indoor and outdoor.

What is something important you have learned since you have come to Baylor?
Giving everything over to the Lord. Relying on Him and letting the rest take care of itself. That is defiantly a big thing I have learned.

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