Softball and neuroscience is no problem for Nicholas

Just before the rubber match of the Nevada softball team’s three-game series with San Diego State on March 30, the skies opened up and rain came pouring down, causing a three-hour and 25 minute delay. The Wolf Pack retreated to the Aztec’s clubhouse to wait out the rain where the players napped, watched movies and even got a little homework done. The latter group included sophomore catcher Amanda Nicholas. She used the delay to communicate with group members in her Principles of Biological Investigation class and skim through Tau-Mediated Neurodegeneration, a case study that describes how the brain loses mass during the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Nicholas is not only a neuroscience major at Nevada who holds a 3.7 grade-point average, she has started all 36 games behind the plate…


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