Paging, Dr. Serena Williams...and Michael Jordan, Geographer?!

Dec 17, 2020
We are so proud of what Serena Williams is doing on the tennis court. She  has just won her 22nd Grand Slam!!! Go Serena!!! But did you know that presently, Serena is also studying pre-med with the plans on pursuing a medical degree when she retires??! serena williams
  Imagine being in the hospital emergency room, and you hear across the loud speaker "Paging, Dr. Serena Williams." Then the tennis legend comes to your bedside to ask how are YOU feeling?!?! Wouldn't that be amazing!! Serena is not the only pro-athlete with a cool college degree! Imagine Michael Jordan pursuing a career in Geography. The great #23, surveying and studying how the climate, earth, and its dimensions all work together.  

  Jordan geography

    There are many more below: (from http://www.rasmussen.edu/student-life/blogs/main/athletes-with-college-degrees/  ) 

Troy Polamalupolamalo

While Polamalu is well known for his flamboyant hair and the two Super Bowls he won with the Pittsburgh Steelers, many are unaware of that after leaving the University of Southern California in 2003 he vowed to return and complete his degree. In 2011, he fulfilled that promise and earned a bachelor’s degree in history.

Vince Cartervince carter

While many people remember him for his high flying dunks in the NBA, you may not know that after leaving the University of North Carolina after his junior year in 1998, he promised his mother that he would return to complete his degree in African-American studies – which he did.  He even attended his graduation ceremony on the morning of a playoff game in 2001.

Bo JacksonBo Jackson

Considered by many to be one of the greatest athletes of all time, Jackson enjoyed professional careers in both football and baseball. But after a hip injury sidelined his career in sports, he went back to school to finish a degree in family and child development – thereby fulfilling a promise that he made to his mother before she died of cancer.

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