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Nicole Elmblad


University of Michigan

Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience


Elmblad was a 2014 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team selection, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. She has a 3.944 cumulative GPA as she is pursuing a degree in biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience. In her three years at Michigan, she has received only one B, and it was a B+ during her freshman year. She spent a portion of her summer as a volunteer research assistant in the University of Michigan Anesthesiology Department, gaining experience in modern research techniques. Elmblad plans to attend medical school following her graduation from Michigan.


Elmblad is a two-time captain at Michigan, earning the distinction during her junior and senior seasons. She was named the team’s best leader following Michigan’s two-day team-building exercise with “The Program,” a group of former servicemen and women who seek to build better leaders and teamwork. Elmblad has been a member of Michigan’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee since her sophomore year and is currently participating in the Michigan Leadership Academy.


Elmblad has been active in the Ann Arbor community, joining the Wolverines on numerous community service events. She has worked with “No More Sidelines,” a group of special needs children and young adults who still want to participate in sports. She has made visits to Mott Children’s Hospital and volunteered at Food Gatherers, boxing food for members of the community. She also plays an integral role in helping with summer basketball camps and running a kids clinic during the season.


Elmblad has appeared in 98 career games at Michigan, averaging 6.2 points and 5.0 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game. As a junior, she earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention after notching 11.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in 36.1 minutes per game. During her junior campaign, she recorded seven double-doubles and scored in double figures in 21 contests. She set new career highs in nearly every statistical category as a junior, including points (19), rebounds (13), assists (8), steals (3), blocks (3) and minutes (45). Michigan has won 62 games during Elmblad’s career, the best three-year stretch ever for the Wolverines.