Profile: Dominique Kelley

Nique Kelley

Story and photos by Erinn Wakeman, NewsNetNebraska

Dominique Kelley is a competitor. A force on the Nebraska women’s basketball team for the past four years, Kelley has goals for herself both on and off the court.

“I’m very driven,” says Kelley, a senior broadcasting major who plans to graduate in December. “I have goals to set and reach. I’m not perfect, but I’m learning a lot about myself and continue to amaze myself.”

One of Kelley’s goals is to become a women’s college basketball coach. She is the assistant coach for Doane College and plans on earning her master’s degree in sports administration.

“Being a coach is the best of both worlds because you are still around the game and get to impact young girls’ lives and help them transform into amazing adults,” says Kelley, who is getting a minor in coaching. “I want to be a coach because I love being around people, I love the game of basketball and it has been extremely rewarding to me.”

Becoming a sports analyst is another dream of Kelley’s, and she says it fueled her interest in broadcasting.

But basketball isn’t Kelley’s only love. Family is incredibly important to Kelley, who loves babysitting her 2-year-old sister and spending time with her four other siblings, her boxer, Cudi, and her fiancé.

Always busy, Kelley is planning her wedding, set for June 2012, attending school for a final semester, and working as a distributor for the ViSalus Body By Vi fitness challenge, which touts a 90-day fitness and nutrition program.

Nique, as she is known to her family and friends, says that her faith is of highest importance to her. “Jesus Christ is the largest aspect of my life, and I truly believe that he as a specific plan for my life.”

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