Robert Wilson has certainly had a successful start at NCWC! He was named Academic All-Conference for his performance in the classroom and on the court and he dedicated part of his summer to making sure other freshmen have a successful start too. Learn a little more about Rob here and check him out on the basketball court this upcoming season!
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Organizational Administration Major
Favorite Place to Eat in Rocky Mount: Buffalo Wild Wings
Favorite Sports Team: Besides Wesleyan, UNC
Hobbies: I like doing a lot of activities and having fun. I like playing soccer, fishing and bowling.
You were seen around NCWC campus this summer. What were you up to?
I worked with Coach Thompson and learned about running an athletic program at Wesleyan and about other sports. I was also a First Year Mentor to freshmen to help them have an easy transition to college.
What made you want be a First Year Mentor?
I can help people. Starting off college in the right direction is very important. It takes too much energy to try to catch up.
You just wrapped up your freshmen year. How was your first year experience?
I had a really good experience. I took the beginning of the year to focus on school work before basketball season. It helped me transition to college and understand the work load and what it would take to manage my time.
I started off on the right foot. Coming into college you want to do a lot of new things, your education could get put on the back burner. But I had a great start with academics and on the basketball team.
Do you enjoy being a student athlete at NCWC?
I love being a student athlete. You get to meet a lot of other people. So many people support athletes and the faculty support everyone. It’s a way to get around the campus and community.
What was it like being a younger member of the basketball team?
People expect a lot from you, but you have time to adjust. You get to learn a lot from older players and coaches. You get to see things in a different perspective because you are able to sit back and watch at first.
What are you expecting and looking forward to next season?
I’m looking forward to learning from each other and playing together. We have a lot of guys coming back and our incoming freshmen class is looking pretty strong. I think we are going to have a good season
Besides being a Battling Bishop basketball player. Why did you choose Wesleyan?
Once I got onto campus I thought the environment was safe. I thought I would have a better interaction with my professors and faculty members because it’s a small campus. You are able to see them every day, you are not just a random face. They actually know who you are and care about you.
You have three more years here at NCWC. What do you want to accomplish before you walk across the stage at graduation?
I want to be a good role model. I want them to know what Wesleyan helped me become. I want others to know they can do it and maybe even better than I did. It’s a good school and it will help you find yourself.