• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Nicole Strasko

Junior, basketball

(What you won't find on Facebook...even if you are approved as a friend)

Hometown: Roland, Iowa

High School: Roland-Story

Why Central
I chose Central because of the welcoming and friendly people along with the small class sizes and the opportunity to play more than one sport.

You’re majoring in exercise science because… 
I enjoy learning about the body and I want to go to Chiropractic school and I wasn’t willing to take even MORE chemistry for a biology or chemistry major…gross… plus the exercise science profs rock.

Something you didn’t know about Central Basketball until you got here
Honestly, how much the experience would help me grow. The girls I get to spend so much time with throughout the year have become my closest friends, and when it comes down to it, I would do anything for, and I know they would do the same for me.

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Well, I’ve been lucky so far as to not lose a close friend or family member…so I’d have to make a confession and say Usher because I know he’s crushin for an Iowa girl. If he’s too nervous to show, I’d love to have lunch with my almost 2-year old niece Lola. She’s pretty entertaining.

What you like best about Coach Jacobsma
That he considers us his family too…and his sayings during practice sometimes haha

Favorite sports movie
Remember the Titans is by far THE MOST classic.

Teammate most likely to star on “The Voice”
Too easy. Sarah Paulson.

Best advice you ever received from a coach
Leave it all on the floor.

Favorite team trip
Who could say no to palm trees, ocean, and Universal Studios! Florida!!

Worst habit
Keeping too many clothes and shoes…ask my podmates.

Artist past or present you’d pick to see in concert
Beyonce Knowles - she’s my girl.

Why you love basketball
It’s been a part of my life since I can remember. When I play I forget about all the burdens life can bring, it filters my emotions, I get to be a part of something more than myself, meet great people that have a passion for the same thing I do, and I love that it’s a contact sport. I have so many fun memories that connect with basketball!

Celebrity crush
Ryan Reynolds - he’s funny and cute!

Bucket list
Travel the world
Play basketball in another country
Learn how to surf
Swim with dolphins
Scuba dive
Marry my soul mate
Have babies

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