Senior Spotlight: Boyne City’s Avery Stadt Finds Right Fit at Northwood

MISportsNow is putting the spotlight on northern Michigan high school senior student-athletes who had their seasons cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Boyne City senior Avery Stadt took home a fourth-place finish in the 800 meter run at last year’s MHSAA Division 3 Lower Peninsula girls state finals and had high hopes to finish atop the podium this spring prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

A four-event state qualifier in 2019, Stadt is bringing her talents to Northwood and its cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field programs in the fall.

The three-sport athlete had looks from several different colleges, including Michigan State, but Northwood felt like home and fits her academic needs.

“For a long time I was like, ‘Oh, like this is so cool.’ Just looking at all these schools, I was a little overwhelmed,” Stadt said. “I went on visits and then when I went to Northwood and just everything kind of clicked. The school had what I wanted academically. They have an MBA/BBA program, so I will finish with a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in four years, which is a huge factor for me. I knew I could buy into the athletic program. I got to practice with the team. Everyone was really kind. Everyone was like family.”

Stadt plans to earn her master’s in marketing.

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Categories: Cross Country, Track & Field