In this article we tell you more about student-athlete Lara Smits, in addition, at the bottom of this article you will find the video in which Lara tells more about herself.

Sports: Track and Field
Entry semester: Fall 2023

18-year-old Lara Smits has been involved in sports since she was a toddler. She once started with toddler gymnastics and grew into gymnastics until she was 12. From the age of four she started competitive swimming and also did diving competitively. Track and field started for Lara from the age of 5 and enjoyed it more than any other sport she has done. Since 3 years, Lara has gone from 2 workouts a week to 6 workouts a week and is very much enjoying the practices and competitions.

What makes Lara special as an athlete is that she will do anything to achieve her goals. But she also finds it important to make time for her friends and family.

In America, Lara wants to develop herself as an athlete and as a person. She looks forward to discovering new people and cultures. But most importantly, she wants to have a good time there.

“I am a very supportive person and always cheering everybody on” 

Lara Smits

Would you like to see more about Lara? Check out the video below where she introduces herself!