Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sara Blauw
Sara Blauw ’20 is helping pioneer the women’s golf team at Trinity. The women’s golf program is in its second season of competition and Sara is helping lay a framework that will last much longer than her four years as a Troll. As a freshman, she has been a great leader and is making an impact on and off the golf course.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sara played golf all four years of high school and earned all-conference honors as well as was on a state qualifying team. She started her collegiate career this past fall and looks the build upon that experience as the young spring golf season continues to take shape. Sara has already shown signs of improvement and recently shot sub-100, with a 95 and 97, at the Governor State Invitational. She finished in the top half of golfers that day and hopes to use that success as spring board for the team’s upcoming competitions.
Being freshmen in college brings a lot of new challenges, but also a lot of excitement. It is not often that a freshman is the captain of their athletic team, but Sara’s leadership and personality have been noticed enough to give her this honor. She has loved her time at Trinity so far and is looking forward to seeing what is to come in her next three years at Trinity.
Get to know Sara better:
What is your major(s)/minor(s)? My major is elementary education with a minor in education technology.
Where is your hometown? My hometown is Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Why did you choose Trinity? I chose Trinity because of its location, golf opportunities, and because it’s a Christian college. It’s not too far from home and is close to Chicago which brings in a lot of opportunities for weekend plans or future jobs. The women’s golf program was new when I looked at Trinity, so that sparked a lot of interest for me.
What is your favorite athletics memory as a Troll? My favorite athletics memory so far has been seeing the girls’ golf program grow, meeting new people through both the girls’ and guys’ golf program, and making memories with them during practice or tournaments.
What do you plan on doing after graduation? So far, I plan on teaching and from there, just going wherever God leads me.
Do you have any pre-match rituals? Before a match, I like to say a quick prayer and remind myself to glorify God in how I play and interact with others on the course.
What is your favorite sport besides golf? I also enjoy playing tennis.
What is your favorite Trinity tradition? I really enjoy Trollstock and watching people share their talents outside of athletics.