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Athing Mu is going pro

The Texas A&M freshman has announced that she will be forgoing the rest of her college eligibility

Athing Mu has had one of the most successful NCAA freshman seasons in history. After a record-breaking year, the Texas A&M freshman capped off her season with two NCAA records in the 400m and 4x400m, giving her one individual title and one relay title. Speculation about what she’ll do next has been swirling around her for several months, and on Saturday she finally answered the question we’ve been dying to know: she will be going pro next season.


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Mu made the announcement via Instagram on Saturday in which she spoke briefly about her time at Texas A&M and what it meant to her, noting that everything she’s accomplished this past year has not been a solo effort.

“I met some of the best people that I have ever met and I was taken care of like no other,” she said in her post. “Most importantly, everything I went through and everything I accomplished was done w/a TEAM.”

The 19-year-old has not yet announced who her sponsor will be, nor where or with whom she’ll be training. Forgoing college eligibility to go pro is a big decision, but with her trajectory over this past year, track fans are expecting big things from the young star.

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