Q and A with Hornet of the Week Noami Tice
The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The eighth student-athlete selected this year is women's cross country senior Naomi Tice.
Tice has quietly been putting together a stellar senior campaign, leading the Hornets in two meets and garnering Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Runner of the Week honors for her performance at the Furman University Classic. She recently ran the Blue Ridge Open in a time of 20:38, the best Hornet finish in the 5K race.
You have led the Hornets twice this season and even been named ODAC Runner of the Week. What does it feel like to be named Runner of the Week and how has your preparation helped lead you to success?
I had an awesome opportunity to do my summer training in the mountains of Montana. The elevation and hill training really helped me come back prepared for the season and got it off to a great start. As a senior, it's been amazing to have this season go so well, not just for me but for the whole team. This year we have some great new runners as well as fabulous returners.
What is your favorite thing about Lynchburg cross country?
It's nice to have a group of like-minded people to run with, most people don't understand the desire to go out and run the distances we do! While it's not always fun, we all know we're in it together.
What do you like most about Lynchburg College?
Lynchburg College truly does go above and beyond. The professors here give their all and are focused on helping each student reach their highest potential.
How has being a student-athlete shaped you as a person over your past four years?
Being a student athlete has taught me the importance of perseverance. Time management is always a struggle and sometimes it's harder than others, but when things line up like they have this year, it makes it all worth it.