Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Hickel Woolery

An Outstanding Islander

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He Goes the Distance
The calm coastal waters near the Island University conjure up memories of Hickel Woolery's home in Jamaica. The men's track and field athlete placed first in the discus at the 2008 Jamaican National Championships, barely missing the distance required to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. He placed fourth at the Caribbean Games in 2008 and was the first Islander to compete in Brazil's Pan Am Games in 2007. In March, he won the discus at the Border Games qualifying for the NCAA Regional for the fourth year in a row. Since age 12, the biomedical sciences major has participated in a variety of sports. In high school, Woolery became a double gold medal winner in the shot put and discus at the 2004 Central American and Caribbean Games. The Islander, who arrived on campus in spring 2006, wants to be a sports physical therapist. The senior, who finished 11th in the nation in the 2007 NCAA Championship, has gained a competitive spirit, which has carried into the classroom. Woolery believes education should always come first and that through God, all things are possible.

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