Sunday, January 31, 2010

Georgia's State Champ Nicky Akande Verbals to Villanova

Gina Procaccio's squad has gotten a new addition in Georgia's state champion Nicky Akande. She is the reigning 2009 Georgia 5A state cross country champion, after finishing 2nd in 2007 and 6th in 2008. She also won the state championship at 800 meters in 2008. In October 2009 she finished 6th at the Great American Cross Country Festival meet of champions in Cary, NC. The following month, Nicky finished 5th at the Nike Cross Southeast Regional on the same course. Akande was named 2010 Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year in the state of Georgia. The following appeared recently on

Nicky Akande Commits (verbally) to Villanova
By Andrew Hudson / January 28, 2010

Nicky Akande, a senior at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, GA, has verbally committed to run for Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA for her collegiate career. Nicky won the Georgia AAAAA Cross Country title in November with a record time of 17:55. She was undefeated against Georgia runners this year and swept the County and State runner of the year honors.

Villanova is the 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Champions and the most storied program in Women's Cross Country history. Nicky is excited about the athletic and academic opportunities that await her at Villanova. She chose the Wildcats over Florida State, Arkansas, and Columbia.

Nicky also placed 2nd in 3 different events (800m - 2:13, 1600 - 5:00, and 4x400m - 3:50) in last spring's GHSA Girls State Track Meet and won the AAAAA State Championship in the 800m in 2008.

Coach Hudson
Head Cross Country and Track Coach
Collins Hill High School
Suwanee, GA

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