By Carson Werner and Paul Cifonelli:
Emily Nestler, a senior at The College at Brockport, is about a month and a half away from graduating from college. While she is able to look forward to graduation, she can also look back on her time as a student-athlete.
Nestler wrapped up her final season on the women’s basketball team at Brockport just a month ago. She was the leading scorer and rebounder for a team that made it to the SUNYAC semifinals. In addition to being a great player, Nestler was also the captain of a very young team. Her efforts were recognized after the season by being named Second Team-All SUNYAC and the SUNYAC Women’s Basketball All-Tournament team. However, Nestler’s achievements stretch far beyond the basketball court.
Nestler is arguably a more accomplished student than athlete. She is currently majoring in history while minoring in criminal justice. She is interning at the Erie County District Attorney’s office, working with a lot of the digital evidence that comes into the office. Despite being a history major, this is one thing Nestler could see herself doing in the future.
“It’s definitely something that I’m interested in,” Nestler said. “I’m potentially going to law school in the future. But I’m actually applied for a program called Sport Changes Life. That would take me to Ireland to get my master’s degree and play and coach basketball.”
Nestler has received a few awards for her academics since the basketball season has ended. She was named to the First-Team 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team for her excellence on and off the court. Additionally, Nestler was the recipient of the 2019 Women’s Basketball Elite 20 Award. According to gobrockport.com, Nestler was able to hold a 3.95 cumulative GPA throughout her collegiate career.
Nestler will likely be most remembered at Brockport for her accomplishments on the basketball court. However, her skills in the classroom will help her to make an impact in the future.