EIU FEATURE TWIRLER, NICOLA COLUCY
Nicola, 19 will be heading to Notre Dame University on Monday, July 21 to represent Eastern Illinois University and her hometown of Bolingbrook, IL as the current 2014 Intermediate Miss Majorette of Illinois, Illinois State Champion and Midwest Regional Champion in the NBTA National Baton Twirling Championships.
Nicola will be a sophomore at Eastern Illinois University, a Kinesiology and Sports Studies major and the feature twirler for the Panther Marching Band for her 2nd year this fall. After a great freshman year of twirling on the field for the OVC champions and competing since May, Nicola has earned her own chhampionship status at each of the 3 major competitions held in Illinois to qualify her for Nationals.
In May, Nicola won the Intermediate Miss Majorette of Illinois title. Midwest Regional Championships were held in June and again Nicola a first place sweep in all 6 of her events. Lastly, she won a 3 events at the Illinois State Championships in Zion, IL this past weekend. The National competition is held in South Bend during the entire week of July 21 -- 26. Over 1400 baton twirlers come together from all over the country to represent their colleges, high schools and communities.
In addition to practicing her twirling routines daily, Nicola is a swim instructor and lifeguard at Pelican Harbor, a part time summer student at JJC, and an assistant coach for the Twirling Twisters Baton Corp in Arlington Heights, IL.