For Marquette women’s track and field senior distance runner Sophie Bolich, the premature ending to her senior season due to COVID-19 brought an appreciation of what she’s accomplished and the very difficult process it took to get there.
As a senior at her small high school in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Bolich heard from former cross country head coach Mike Nelson that he wanted her on the team. She made her decision to attend Marquette to study journalism, and everything seemed to fall into place.
However, her first year did not go quite as planned.
“The transition to college for me was very, very hard,” Bolich said.