Rosholt’s top-runner, Adam Rzenkowski, will be making strides at the Division I level next year, signing his letter of intent to Central Michigan University.
“A hard thing to decide between and I just had to go with a gut feeling about this,” Rzentkowski said.
Rzentkowski narrowed it down to two schools, Central Michigan University and Kent State University, but Central Michigan won him over.
“I like the coach over there and they have really good food!” Adam said. “It just has a little bit of everything that made me decide Central Michigan was the place.”
But coming to that final decision wasn’t easy. For months, Rzentkowski received 3-plus phone calls a night from recruiters.
“Everywhere from California, to Texas, to Florida was reaching out. It almost started to get old,” Rzentkowski’s dad Duane said.
Even tougher than that decision, was the work he had to do to get to this point.
“It was hard-earned….a lot of hours,” Adam said.
“Even in bad weather, rain, snow, cold–he was always out there running, running, running,” Duane said.
Rzenkowski takes that dedication with him to a neighboring state that feels a lot like home.
“I just think I’ll really belong there,” Adam said. “I got to stay in the dorms with the guys and I thought the guys were awesome and it’s close to family… that really influenced my decision.”
Central Michigan University is just an 8-hour drive from his support system.
“I’d like to see just how far and how fast he’ll ever end up to be.” Duane said.
Rzentkowski will head to CMU in August.