Former Simmons basketball player turns pro
A special congratulations goes out to alumna Nikki Cohen '08! The former member of the Simmons basketball team has signed a contract to play professional basketball for the Israeli team Hapoel Be'er Tuviya. Nikki is the first Simmons graduate ever to play pro basketball overseas! Not surprising, considering she is quite a globetrotter.
After graduating from Simmons, Nikki lived in Barcelona, where she played for an amateur basketball league with a Bolivian team. She then moved to Israel as part of a five-month volunteer program to teach English at a local high school in Ashdod. Needless to say, it wasn't long after arriving in Israel that she got in touch with Maccabi Ashdod, Ashdod's professional basketball team.