Executing a Game Plan
Class of 2018
"I chose Wake Tech because it’s the number one community college in North Carolina and I wanted the opportunity to continue my basketball career."
— Khadijah Daniels
For student-athletes, balancing academics, study time, practice, and games can feel like a full-time job. For Khadijah Daniels, the opportunity to combine her two passions, basketball and the sciences, at Wake Tech was too good to pass up.
“I always enjoyed my science classes in high school, but I didn’t really have a full understanding of what I wanted to do in the field,” she said, “by coming to Wake Tech, I could work on discovering the right path for me while improving on the basketball court.”
From her freshman to sophomore year, Khadijah’s improvement on the court was rapid. Her scoring average more than doubled from 7 points per game to 18 points per contest. She was recognized by the NJCAA, Region X as an All-Region Award Winner in 2018. Wake Tech Athletic Director, Barry Street says, “She grew from a freshman reserve player to a dominant scorer and leader. It all comes from her winning attitude and desire to be the best she can be.”
Off the court, Khadijah took advantage of free services offered to all Wake Tech students to improve her academic standing in the classroom. “The Individualized Learning Center (ILC), Library staff, and REAL Center were great,” she said, “and instrumental in my development as a student.”
Khadijah graduated from Wake Tech with an associate in science degree. She’s looking forward to continuing her education at William Peace University where she’ll study biology and play basketball! For Khadijah, it’s another shot at honing her skills on and off the court while she pursues her ultimate goal of one day becoming a doctor.
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