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Nicole Timmons

Health Sciences Clinical and Applied; Master of At


Timmons is an excellent student-athlete in the classroom, carrying a 3.81 GPA as a health sciences clinical and applied major. She has also started Drake’s Master of Athletic Training program in the Fall of 2020.

She will earn her undergraduate degree in May 2021 and her master’s in May 2022.

Earning Dean’s List honors every semester at Drake, Timmons was also selected to the President’s List in the Fall of 2020. She is a three-time recipient of the MVC’s Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete Softball first team selection.


“Timmons is the epitome of high character. She exemplifies integrity and class in every facet of life, whether it’s on the softball field, in the classroom, or at church. She is a person of great ambition, faith, honesty, and humility. Even though Timmons is more of an introverted leader, she exudes a confidence that makes her easy to follow. There is thoughtfulness and sincerity in everything she says. When Timmons speaks, people listen. They trust her unconditionally, and that not only makes her a great teammate, but more importantly a great person.

She is a fierce competitor, known for always giving attention to detail and working hard to exceed the standard. She demands perfection of herself and her performance on a daily basis. Timmons has earned everything she has through her dedication and pursuit of excellence. Her willingness to step up and take on any role that is asked of her demonstrates her selflessness.

With the exception of opposing batters, there isn’t a single person that would have a bad thing to say about Nicole Timmons. She is a class act and has represented her team and her university exceptionally well.”
- Head Coach Rich Calvert


Timmons is a member of Drake’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, serving as Leader in the Christian sports ministry that helps unite faith and sports aiming to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

She is also a member of Drake’s Athletic Training Experiential Review Council. She helps review the implementation of the MAT clinical experiences and identify opportunities for improvement.


Timmons is one of the top pitchers in both the MVC and the nation. Since arriving as a freshman in 2018, she has made an impact in the circle for Drake.

A two-time All-MVC second team selection, she was set to move up into several top-10 career statistical categories at Drake before the COVID-19 cancelled season. She has 33 career wins with 339 strikeouts, which rank eighth all-time. She has won 14 games in each of her first two seasons.

Timmons was a 2018 NCAA Eugene Regional All-Region team selection after she pitched a complete game in win over BYU with 10 strikeouts. She has two career no-hitters with eight career 10 or more strikeout performances in the circle.