March 27, 2022

University Feature: Emily Nothnagle


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Undergraduate student impresses with three majors, but dedicates herself to much more

When Emily Nothnagle set foot on Ohio State’s campus, she couldn’t have predicted the winding path she’d end up on.

Nothnagle isn’t just a triple-major in music, anthropology and psychology. She’s an NCAA national champion in pistol, a dedicated volunteer, an accomplished flutist and a devoted mental health and wellness advocate. Her diverse passions are rooted in her personality, but they materialized thanks to the wealth of resources, opportunities and experiences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

“I really felt lucky to be recruited for a great program that offered me an athletic scholarship,” Nothnagle said. “But also I was grateful for the opportunity to continue to compete at a high level in pistol. … Competing at a university like Ohio State is a really special experience. I want to hold on to that for as long as possible because after graduation it’s never going to be quite the same.”

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