June 15, 2022
“A lot of people say, ‘Oh, I went D1,’ but I like to say I went D3 because that’s what was best for me.”
We speed things up today by sitting down with Bella Hogue to hear about her 100/200 National Titles.
Bella transferred from D1 Nebraska to Nebraska Wesleyan after her Freshman year citing it not being the right fit for her. She was drawn in by the perks and being able to say she went D1. However, growing up in a small town and graduating from a small high school, she realized being at a big state school wasn’t right for her. She had spoken with the NWU coaches throughout the recruiting process and felt more comfortable there. She felt it was important to make sure you fit at your college and wanted to make a contribution to her team.
And has she made a contribution! In her first year at NWU, she secured 3 National Titles and 1 4×4 All-American performance. On paper, you see a D1 Transfer winning at the D3 level and you’d think that makes sense. Bella wanted to focus on the 400 in college and dropped her 100/200 times from 12.72/25.98 to 11.57w/23.56.
The future is bright for Bella and we’re excited to witness it.
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