By Samantha Burmeister, Director of Athletic Communication/Sports Information
A native of Accra, Ghana, soccer student-athlete Nana Ama Ohene-Manu enjoys all the joys of a college experience thousands of miles away from her home.
While visiting family in Maryland, Ohene-Manu discovered Wilson through her investigation of surrounding colleges. She chose Wilson because of its proximity to family and her desired major.
A freshman at Wilson, Ohene-Manu participates on the women’s soccer team. “I love being able to play soccer and compete on the field,” Ohene-Manu said. “When I go onto the soccer field I have so much fun and find my comfort zone. I liked playing back home, and I am glad I have the opportunity to play soccer at Wilson.”
Ohene-Manu has been a valuable contributor on the Wilson soccer team this season. She is a primary scorer for the Phoenix and exhibits maximum effort and consideration toward her teammates. As an Exercise and Sport-Science major, Ohene-Manu wishes to run her own fitness center one day and start her own soccer academy.
Although Ohene-Manu finds herself far from friends and family, she has seamlessly immersed herself in the Wilson campus community. Besides her involvement on the Wilson College soccer team, Ohene-Manu also participates in the International Studies Club and the Archery Club. Ohene-Manu also found a friend with a background a little more close to home, as another Wilson student attended her hometown high school, Tema International School.
Ohene-Manu mentioned that she will travel back to Ghana for Christmas break, but anticipates the changing seasons in Pennsylvania. When not in class or on the soccer field, Ohene-Manu enjoys crafts, cooking, and listening to music.
“The transition to college has been smooth for me and I have a great friend base,” Ohene-Manu said. “I am happy to be at Wilson and in the U.S. for college.”