West Virginia Student-Athletes Detail the Importance of Family Ties

As a student-athlete, being away from family can be difficult. Find out why family is so important to a few of West Virginia's student-athletes.

Just about every athletic program in the country stresses the importance of family, and family ties. While the focus of that is on the relationships and support the student-athletes build on-campus, there's also another angle -- the importance of staying connected with those family members that have been with them all of their lives.

West Virginia Mountaineers Nick O'Toole, Bria Holmes, Dylan Cottrell and Max Spencer discuss the ties they have with their parents and family back home, and how that has helped them through their college careers.


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