Checking in with ‘College Kits’: Lucy Hogan


Photo courtesy of Lucy Hogan

Lena Papa, Staff Writer

Lucy Hogan, Class of 2019, left a lasting impact on the swim and dive team, finishing her senior year with a state title after placing as a runner up two times. Now, she is making waves at the University of Michigan as she starts her sophomore year, continuing to work as hard as ever.

“College athletics are so much more demanding than anything I’ve done before. In a normal season, we have morning practice at 6 a.m. every weekday with only one day off, and we lift three times a week. We also have to come back for afternoon practice,” Hogan said. 

Her hard work and dedication early in her college career has already paid off. When competing in a meet at home against Indiana, Hogan won the 3m diving event as a freshman. 

“My favorite meet was, by far, our dual meet against Indiana at home. We had a huge crowd, and I won one of my events, which was really cool, because my coach was super happy,” Hogan said. 

College diving has been a fun but challenging experience for Hogan. She must honor both her athletic and academic commitments. Luckily, she has a strong support system helping her achieve all of her dreams. 

“The entire athletics community is really close, so it is also super awesome to be surrounded by people who understand the dedication that it takes to practice multiple times a day and deal with school,” Hogan said. 

Although Hogan was hoping to build off of her success from last year during the winter, college sports were put on pause when the pandemic hit. As of right now, there is no word of when college swim and dive will return, but Hogan is attempting to stay in shape and hoping for a season this year. 

“I would usually stay and train for a majority of the summer, but because of [COVID-19], I was home and unable to train. Right now, thankfully, our pool and weight room are open, so our competition schedule is the only unknown.” Hogan said. 

Although the season may be in jeopardy, Hogan is working hard to improve from her impressive freshman campaign, taking the hard work learned as a Wildkit to the collegiate level.