Many times in college, someone only play a sport for one to four years. However there are some who have the opportunity to play for five years if they redshirt at anytime in their collegiate career. The students are known as fifth-year seniors. Typically, fifth-year students don’t have very many classes. Since they don’t have many classes and are in athletics, some may wonder what it is like on campus for those students.
I had the opportunity to talk to a fifth-year senior on the Northwestern volleyball team. Redshirt senior representing number 15, Anna Wedel , had a lot to say about what this semester looks like for her.
Wedel says, she is only enrolled in one 4-credit class this semester. Not only does she have her psychology research lab, she also works at MOC-FV High School as a teacher’s aide. With her job, Wedel works from eight a.m. to three p.m. and when she is done with work, she goes straight to practice.
“It is a bit chaotic at times, going from class to work to practice day in and day out,” Wedel said. Though it is a bit turbulent, Wedel said she wouldn’t change a thing. She is also thankful for all the opportunities she has been given throughout the years. Wedel is currently embracing the craziness that 2020 continues to bring.
NW sports have a few fifth-year seniors, all taking in as much of their season as possible. These fifth-year seniors have worked hard to get to where they are. I wish each and every senior and fifth-year senior the best of luck this year in their studies and athletics.