Bognar has high ambitions and a busy schedule, with Division-I athletics, an academically challenging degree, frequent business trips around the country, relationships to maintain, and a successful company to continue building upon. Despite these challenges, she believes that NIL provides student-athletes with the ability to capitalize on their personal brand outside of their sport, creating meaningful relationships with their own fan bases.
For Illinois swim and dive, the ripple effect of Top Tier Lessons is already paying major dividends. Parents are reaching out asking when meets are happening and their kids want to see their coaches. Swimming and diving isn’t typically a publicized or in the media sport unless it’s an Olympic year. Bognar wants to ensure that non-revenue sports are getting more people in from the community.
As a journalist writing about Bognar’s busy schedule and how she balances it all, I believe it is important to emphasize her ambition and drive for success. She has achieved so much already and continues to push herself further with her work at Top Tier Lessons while also being an accomplished Division-I athlete. It would be interesting to delve deeper into how she prioritizes her time between her company, her athletic career, and other responsibilities she has as a successful entrepreneur.