Courtesy: Chowan Athletics
MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Athletic Department announces the promotion of Nikki White as Director of Swimming on Wednesday morning.
“I couldn’t be more excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue my career with the Hawks as Director of Swimming. The growing women’s and men’s teams have such a bright future ahead of them, and I cannot wait to make an impact from the start. I would like to thank Matt Hood for everything he taught me these past two seasons and for helping me develop as a coach,” said Nikki White.
Nikki White enters her third season with the Hawks after spending her first two seasons as the assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach. White helped the program to a fourth place finish on both sides at the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships in 2018-19. AnnMarie Spiker picked up two All-Conference selections in the 200 Breaststroke and 100 Breaststroke. The men’s 200 Medley Relay team earned an All-Conference selection.
During the 2017-18 season, White helped the women’s program to a third place finish at the inaugural Conference Carolinas Women’s Swimming Championship. The Hawks took home 13 total podium finishes.
Prior to coming to Chowan, White spent two seasons at Stony Point High School in Texas. White was able to improve the team’s performance at the District and Regional level. She also taught Algebra I while at Stony Point.
Before starting her coaching career, White taught Mathematics to elementary and middle school students.
White was a standout distance swimmer at Indiana University, where she was a four-time All-Big Ten First Team Selection (2009-12). White was named IU’s Freshman of the Year in 2009 and earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors. White garnered eight All-American honors, held the Big Ten meet and conference record in the 500 Free from 2009-12 and holds five school records at IU.
At the 2008 Olympic Trials, White placed ninth and 12th overall in the nation. In the classroom, White was named to the Academic All-Big Ten in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Nikki graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Photography with minors in Business Entrepreneurship and Art History.