Shortstop Nicole Doyle earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management in 2019. A testament to her power on the softball field and in her academics, Nicole was among 21 women athletes across the nation to earn a $10,000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, presented to elite student-athletes who excel academically and athletically. CWRU tennis player Nithya Kanagasegar was also among the spring’s awardees. Read more.
Nicole played in every game over her four-year career with the Spartans and finished in the top 10 in the school’s history for batting average, hits, home runs, RBIs, runs, doubles and stolen bases. She graduated with a 3.787 cumulative grade point average, including a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her senior year.
We recently asked Nicole to tell us about her team and her plans for the scholarship.
Why did you choose CWRU?
"I wanted to continue my softball career at an institution that has a high standard of excellence for athletics and academics. I wanted to be a student-athlete not an athlete-student, and CWRU allowed me to do just that, while still competing at a high level."
Tell me about the culture of being an athlete at CWRU.
"My best friends are also my teammates, and I know they’ll stay in my life way beyond just four years at CWRU. I love how student-athletes band together across sports. We all have similar mindsets when it comes to academics and sports, so it’s nice to have a large group of people to relate to! I also loved all of the support from the entire university when the softball team went to the DIII Softball National Championship."
What’s next for you?
"After turning down a full-time job offer, I decided to return to CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management to get my Master of Accountancy Data and Analytics. Right now, I’m spending the summer at Ernst & Young in Cleveland. While I’m working toward my master’s, I’ll also be an assistant coach of the softball team, so I’m really looking forward to staying involved and helping the team achieve continued success."