“If I am no longer a student-athlete, what is my identity?”
That is a question that Ashley Cohagen, a former swimmer for the University of Michigan, found herself asking as she prepared to enter nursing school. It is a question that many student-athletes ask themselves when they are faced with transitioning out of their athletic career, yet it is a story often left untold. This transition may stem from a loss of passion, an injury, or simply a desire to move on. Whatever the reason it can sometimes feel overwhelming.