November Wildcat Student-Athletes of the Month

Gloria Ng ‘21 

Girls Swimming & Diving

Gloria has set and reset her own record five times this season and cumulatively 8 times altogether since swimming for NFA in the 100 breaststroke. This month, she also qualified for the CIAC Class LL State Qualifying meet in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke. She placed 5th overall in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:08.86 (breaking her own record yet again). This qualified her to swim in the finals where she placed 8th overall. 

What is your favorite aspect of NFA?
My favorite aspect of NFA is the wide range of courses available to the students.

What is your ritual before taking a test?
Before a test, I normally study one or two nights in advance; right before the test, I habitually take deep breaths to recollect composure, as the brain functions best with a steady flow of oxygen. 

What is the most used app on your phone?
The most used app on my phone is Netflix.
 
What is your dream career?
My dream career is to be an occupational therapist.


Andrew Cote ‘20

Football

Andrew is the leading wide receiver on the team. He currently has 63 receptions for 1,139 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns. Andrew has set a record for receptions and receiving yards. He has also been recognized as the ECC Division 1 Player of the Year. 

What is your favorite building on campus? Why?
My favorite building on campus would probably be Tirrell, because I've had some of my favorite classes there and it also has the cafeteria where I get to see my friends.
 
How/why did you choose your number?
I chose to wear number 6 because I wanted to wear a single digit number along with Nolan (#3), and then a coach showed me a highlight tape of Ryer Caruso who used to wear 6, so I decided to use that. 
 
What is your favorite class (current or former)?
My favorite class was UConn US History with Ms. Dooley, because she was one of my favorite teachers and made the class exciting and interesting. The class was also filled with a lot of my friends.