Raquel Devariel, a sophomore Bobcat from Puerto Rico, reached out to university administrative staff to put her in contact with other Puerto Ricans at Ohio University at the start of her freshman year.
Manny De Jesus was the name she received, and once she discovered that he was a baseball player, retreat mode was activated.
Once you start hanging out with them (and you will), they are great friends and who doesn’t love when your significant other likes your friends?
All athletes, especially at the college level, are very passionate about their sport, which can also mean they are very intense.
Understand, especially in the beginning of the relationship, your significant other will be the center of attention with questions about your relationship.
Please understand they spend most of their time with the team and they are an important part of this life.
Whether that third wheel is football, baseball, golf or track, each sport has proven to cause some strains in relationships between college students.
The struggles of dating a college athlete extend further than a lot of people know.Now, Devariel has a whole new appreciation for the baseball team and college athletes as a whole.“It’s like a different perspective on college,” said Devariel.We see the way you look at us when we walk past you to our seats and plop down in front of you smelling like gym shoes and dry shampoo.We know we look bad, but there isn’t much we can do about it.