Framingham, Mass.- Nicole Abbott, Class of 2001, and Framingham State Athletic Hall of Fame member went from being one of the greatest women's soccer players in program history to now excelling in CrossFit on a global scale.
Abbott is competing this week (August 1-5, 2018) in the Reebok Cross Fit Games held in Madison, Wisconsin. According to the rankings published by The CrossFit Games, Abbott is ranked fourth worldwide in the women's (45-49) bracket and second in the United States.
During her three years in the black and gold from 1998-2000, the Rams were an impressive 44-10-2 overall and were 14-3-1 in the MASCAC. With Abbott on the field, the Rams captured two MASCAC Championships and made two NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances as well as winning an MAIAW Championship in 1998.
Abbott, who was a First Team All-MASCAC Selection in 1998, 1999 and 2000, was the 1998 MASCAC Women's Soccer Player of the Year & 2000-2001 Female Howard C. Smith Scholar Athlete Award winner. She is currently 5th all-time in career points (107) and tied for 5th all-time in goals (39). In 1998 she was ranked 29th in NCAA Division III for points in a season with 53.
Abbott, who grew up in Switzerland, graduated from Framingham State with a degree in secondary education and modern world languages. After graduation, she went on to teach Spanish and French as well as coach soccer at Gardner High School. Abbott, and her husband, Scott, currently reside in Florence, SC with their three children, Leah, Dylan and Norah.
To track Nicole's journey at The CrossFit Games you can see her profile here.
Information on how to watch The CrossFit Games can be found here.
Release courtesy of Framingham State Sports Information