Two Northwest Catholic Athletes Going Division 1

Two members of the girls’ basketball team at Northwest Catholic High School, Allison Mullings and Uju Nwankwo, signed letters of intent to play for division one colleges on Wednesday, November 11.

From a news release provided by Northwest Catholic:

Allison Mullings ’10, a guard, has committed to play for Siena College in Loudonville, NY. She is the daughter of Michelle Allison of Bloomfield. Named All-Conference as a Sophomore and Junior, she was also the MVP of the NWC team last year.

Uju Nwankwo ’10, a forward, will be playing for the N.J. Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J. She is the daughter of Deacon Anthony and Mrs. Grace Nwankwo, also of Bloomfield. She was named All-Conference as a junior. She is also a member of the Varsity Volleyball team at NWC.

LocalOnlineNews.TV’s Theresa Freeman talked with the athletes, their families, and coaches.

Links:
Northwest Catholic High School Athletics
New Release on Division 1 Signing

Northwest Catholic & The Intensive Education Academy Team up for Special Olympics’ Unified Sports

Northwest Catholic High School and The Intensive Education Academy are two private schools working on a unique project together. They have joined with the Special Olympics to play Unified Sports – combining students with intellectual challenges with those without disabilities.

Unified Sports is typically offered in public schools. The volleyball program in West Hartford is the first in the state of Connecticut to join two private schools.

LocalOnlineNews.TV’s Anna Stonestreet visited Northwest Catholic High School to learn more about this new program.

CORRECTION: We regret that we spelled student Ryan McCarthy’s name incorrectly in the piece.

Links:
Northwest Catholic High School
Intensive Education Academy
Special Olympics Unified Sports
Special Olympics of Connecticut