continued Growing up playing sports helped the girls budget their time. And this skill quickly came in handy, especially when the teams traveled long hours for games. Claire and Maggie don’t just work hard on the field.
The first academic semester was a heavy course load for both. Claire, a biology major, is hoping to go on to physician assistant school or medical school. Maggie also is taking the science route as a biology major although she might switch to chemistry.
Sometimes team members who encounter hardship while competing are better equipped to manage difficulty in their everyday lives, creating fortitude in their personal growth and maturity.
Being a part of sports while handling school and personal lives has prepared Claire and Maggie Monnat for leadership roles in every area of life.
And more notably, they’re doing it together as sisters.
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