Golfers are smarter than other athletes. No brag, just fact.
Now the NCAA and Georgia Tech has facts that back it up.
In data released by Georgia Tech, the school’s athletes had an 81 percent graduation success rate. That’s based on NCAA data from the four entering classes from 2004-05 through 2007-08. It includes more than 110,000 student athletes.
The Tech golf team had a 100-percent graduation success rate. (OK, so did men and women’s swimming a diving, women’s tennis and volleyball.)
But kudos to Tech coach Bruce Heppler for running a program the right way. It’s a tribute to his program, which has produced a series of smart guys (Matt Kuchar, Bryce Molder, Troy Matteson, Roberto Castro) who can also play golf.