Nina Wollaston : Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
Hillary Scholar Nina Wollaston is inspired by some of our best women cyclists and wants to return the favour for future generations. She has a host of age group national titles to her name, a bronze medal from the Junior World Track Champs and sees riders such as Sarah Ulmer and Alison Shanks as inspiration. She is aiming for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo to make her mark and also wants to continue coaching younger riders and promoting women’s cycling. Nina attended high school at Baradene College in Auckland, where she was a sports prefect, cycling code captain, and coached the junior cycling team. Nina is studying towards a Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in marketing and is an invited member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (top 15% of students) as a result of her grades so far. When she’s not studying, Nina will most likely be found at the Avantidrome, near Cambridge. She has taken a number of coaching courses and is beginning to coach young school riders this year. She’s been cycling since she was 12 and enjoys the satisfaction of achieving goals set by herself and her coach. Like her idols, Ulmer and Shanks, Nina enjoys the endurance events on the track, such as the Team Pursuit, and knows that the only way to lasting success is more hard work. “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”
- 5th place at 2018 Para-Cycling Track World Champs - 23/03/2018
Placed 5th place in both the indiviual pursuit and the sprint at Para-Cycling World Champsionships held in Rio De Janeiro. This was on the tandem, I am the pilot rider for Hannah Pascoe from Invercargill. We had only been on the tandem together since December, so it is very new for the both of us. We didnt go in with too many expectations because have both never experienced an elite World Championships. We are very happy with the placings we achieved, 5th in the world as first-years is exciting for our future.