UNM softball player's Olympics dream postponed | KOB 4

UNM softball player's Olympics dream postponed

Brandon Ortega
Updated: March 26, 2020 10:38 PM
Created: March 26, 2020 08:00 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- An Albuquerque native's dream of competing in the Olympics has been put on hold.

The Summer Games were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


"I was with my grandma and we were hanging out in her room and then my mom came in, and she told me that they were making the announcement about the Olympics, so I went to the living room and I saw that day they said they officially postponed it so it kind of hurt my heart a little bit," said Lobos softball player Andrea Howard, who was supposed to be part of the Italian National Team.

Howard said this whole ordeal has been a major adjustment. On top of the postponement of the Olympics, the Lobo softball team is not allowed ot use team facilities, in an effort to encourage social distancing.

"Our strength coach created like a little at-home workout plan for us," Howard said.

Despite the current state of events, Howard has a lot to look forward to. She is a biology major, and has plans to become a doctor.

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