Student-athlete enjoys college life in the U.S.

Nana Ama Ohene-Manu Photo by Caileigh Oliver '14
Nana Ama Ohene-Manu
Photo by Caileigh Oliver ’14

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.”

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