Goule gets second degree
National middle-distance runner, Natoya Goule, received her second degree yesterday after graduating from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in communication.
Goule had earlier graduated from South Plains Junior College two years ago with an associate degree.
The former Manchester High student who has represented the country at both the senior and junior levels has had tremendous success at the collegiate level in the United States for South Plains, Louisiana State University and recently at Clemson where she captured the indoor NCAA 800 metres title.
Goule was very elated about her latest academic achievement.
"It feels really good. Not many persons get the opportunity to get a college degree, and so I am happy to get a second degree. With my communication studies degree, I will be able to accomplish my goal in this field after running track," said Goule.
Head track and field coach of Clemson, Jamaican Mark Elliot, sent congratulations to Goule.
"She is a five-time NCAA champion and she embodies the drive to be a winner in life. She is a real student athlete," said Elliot.
Goule will now prepare for next weekend's Conference Championships then it will be her final national outdoor collegiate championships later before focusing on the Jamaica trials in a bid to make it to the IAAF World Championships this summer in Beijing, China.