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First-year student-athletes reflect on what it means to play at a collegiate level

Jamie Sanchez and Image courtesy of San Diego Athletics. (Justin Fine, SDSU Athletics)

San Diego State University welcomes first-year students every school year, but also in that group are student-athletes.

Some of those student-athletes include individuals like Lidia Major and Finley Bates who have shared their experiences as first-year students involved in the athletics program at SDSU.

Major — who is studying kinesiology — is from the Orange County area. She is a mid-distance runner for SDSU women’s track and field team.

Major chose SDSU over other schools because she felt at home and felt appreciation for the athlete she was.