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Soccer Student-Athlete Enjoys College Life in the U.S.

Byline: Nana Ama Ohene-Manu finds home at Wilson

Posted: September 16, 2013

Chambersburg, Pa. – A native of Accra, Ghana, soccer student-athlete Nana Ama Ohene-Manu is enjoying all the joys of a college experience thousands of miles away from her homeland.

While visiting family in Maryland, Ohene-Manu discovered Wilson through an investigation of surrounding schools. She chose to come to Wilson because of its proximity to family, and her desired major.

While beginning her freshman year 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, as well as start her own soccer academy.

Although Ohene-Manu finds herself a long distance away from friends and family, she has seamlessly immersed herself in the Wilson campus community. Not only is she a student-athlete, but she is also a member of 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 be traveling back to Ghana for Christmas break, but anticipates the changes in seasons in Pennsylvania. When she is not attending classes or playing soccer, Ohene-Manu enjoys craft making, 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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Last Updated: September 16, 2013