Should year be singular or plural in the following example?

As a bass fisherman, during his freshman and sophomore year, Bob was challenged by his lack of experience in the fishing arena but never gave up.


Since the freshman year and sophomore year are multiple years, this takes the plural, so "freshman and sophomore years" would be correct. "[D]uring his freshman year and sophomore year" would also be fine, if slightly redundant, but would emphasise that each was a single year respectively.

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