Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Balancing Success on the Field and in Class

George Vescey of the New York Times writes that one of Texas QB's Colt McCoy's secrets to success in the classroom is to sit in the front row. He wanted to show he was paying attention ... and led to a 3.2 GPA and a trip to New York as one of 16 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given by the National Football Foundation to the top scholar-athlete in the United States. Blaine Westemeyer, from DIII's Augustana (Ill.) College, has a 3.93 grade point average in biochemistry. He noted that his coaches were perhaps more understanding than the DI coaches when he traveled to Utah to take a program in cellular protein research in Utah.