T.C. Central’s Smith Excited to Row at Michigan State

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central’s Isabella Smith recently signed to continue rowing at Michigan State University next year. The senior didn’t start the sport until her sophomore year and didn’t realize she want to pursue it at the collegiate level until midway through this past season.

Smith managed to catch up in recruiting with the help from her counselor, coaches and family. She ultimately decided on Michigan State over Clemson, Louisville and Michigan, and she’s looking forward to being a Spartan.

“”It was crazy and it was just so cool,” Smith said on making her college destination official on signing day. “I’ve never really seen anything like this for myself so it was definitely a surreal experience. It was unforgettable, really.”

She will join two other T.C. Central alums on the MSU rowing team with Carolyn Garner and Samantha Thoma.