CORAL GABLES, Fla. – With NCAA Regionals originally expected to tee off within a week, prior to the start of the 2019-20 campaign Miami senior golfer Macarena Aguilera would have anticipated making one final run with her teammates on the big stage.
However, with the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, these goals were placed on hold, with a sense of uncertainty about what her next steps would be.
Following a decision last month by the NCAA announcing that spring student-athletes could have an extra year of eligibility, a new window of opportunities and possibilities opened up for student-athletes across the nation.
For the Buenos Aires, Argentina, native, the opportunity to have that one final run alongside her teammates was something she could not pass up.
“I love being a part of the University of Miami because it is an amazing environment; it lets you show your true potential and you can learn from the best,” Aguilera said. “I love being a part of the golf team, they are like my family. They help me and support me every day. They are always there and challenge me every single day on and off the golf course to be my best self.