Ohio State field hockey player Emma Goldean is using her NIL for good.
Goldean reportedly distributed close to 1,000 pairs of shoes to children, families, and seniors on Monday as a part of her NIL partnership with Samaritan’s Feet – a humanitarian aid organization.
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“I am so beyond grateful and honored to be a student-athlete at The Ohio State University and I have the opportunity to give back to the community after being given so much as a student-athlete. Something as simple as providing shoes for those in need has the potential to change the trajectory of someone’s life,” Goldean said in a statement, via ABC6.
Goldean was the first female student-athlete to work with Samaritan’s Feet through NIL.
Her goal is to provide 25,000 students with shoes throughout Ohio.
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This past season, Goldean started all 18 games for the Buckeyes and she finished with four goals, five assists, and 13 points. Her best game of the season came back on Sept. 4, when she had two assists and two points in a 4-0 victory over Lehigh.
On Oct. 30 against Ball State, Golden had one goal and two points in a 4-0 win.
Goldean, a senior who is majoring in Biology, played in all 72 career games for the Buckeyes, which included 69 starts. She racked up nine career goals, with 11 assists, and 29 points.