Paula Nolte
Paula Nolte
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elmhurst, Illinois
High School: York Community
Events: Breaststroke
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Events: Backstroke/Breaststroke

MIAA Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2018, 2017)...MIAA First Team Honoree (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)

Why did you choose to attend Hope College?
 I chose Hope because of the strong science program and the sense of community I felt on campus. Everyone I met was very friendly, and I felt at home from the first time I stepped foot on campus. I knew Hope was a place that would challenge me and help me to grow, which was very important. 

What were your favorite subjects in high school? Biology, chemistry, math

What is your favorite movie and why? Singin in the Rain. It's a feel good movie with the perfect mix of nostalgia and music.

Name a role model or models who have impacted your life? And describe how. My older sisters Hannah and Liz have always been my role models because they have shown me exactly the person that I want to be and have always pushed me to do my best. 

What is your favorite pregame meal or snack? Trail mix

What is your favorite pre-game music? AC/DC

If you could play another sport, regardless of skill, what would it be? Although this isn't a sport per se, I've always wanted to do an Iron Man because it is a true test of grit, character and athleticism.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Don't worry about tomorrow when you still have today. Live fully in the moment.