Michelle Wie gets into Stanford

<p>Not that its a surprise, but: <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061219/ap_on_sp_te_ne/glf_wie_stanford%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061219/ap_on_sp_te_ne/glf_wie_stanford&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Gotta say, professional golf would be a pretty decent 'hook'.</p>

<p>^^ especially for Stanford!</p>

<p>....here is another way to get into an elite school.</p>

<p>Congratulations Michelle! </p>

<p><a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GLF_WIE_STANFORD?SITE=NYSAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GLF_WIE_STANFORD?SITE=NYSAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>edit: I just saw this posted in cafe.</p>

<p>Wonder what her SATs were:).</p>

<p>Yes, but is she well-rounded in her activities?</p>

<p>That article is so much BS. I'm quite certain that the golf coach or Athletic Director had informed Ms. Wie of her acceptance before logging on to admissions website.</p>

<p>Do these PR agencies think we are stupid?</p>

<p>A friend's kid goes to school with her (and maybe HIMom's kid, too). It's the elite private school in Hawaii. I gather she's an OK student; her SATs were not likely at the top of Stanford's range, but I would bet Stanford has a bunch of kids with lower ones. I doubt she's well-rounded in her activities.</p>

<p>Is there anyone here who wouldn't have admitted Michelle Wie? There aren't too many 17-year-olds who are pulling down $20 million a year, compete at the top level in a professional sport, and want to go to Stanford. </p>

<p>Why does she want to go to Stanford, anyway? It's not going to boost her earning potential at all, it's going to take her a minimum of 7 years to graduate, and she can probably meet all the smart guys she wants without paying a cent for the privilege. Young actresses have been going to elite colleges to credential themselves for a generation, but it's pretty uncommon for pro athletes to start college after they've turned professional. Maybe it's those prestige-loving Asian parents . . . . [joke].</p>

<p>I'm shocked, shocked she got into Stanford.</p>

<p>what are her stats? ECs? Wonder how those essays were? -- LOL</p>

<p>ya... I think her Sats were a little high.... but lacking on the E.C.s</p>

<p>I would go as far as to say..... she hasnt won anything</p>


<p>Ya......im thinking the essays were sports centered - ha how original-</p>

<p>I hope that Michelle actually does enroll at Stanford. Although she's been playing with the pros for a while now, she is not actually competing very well, and her play has been inconsistent. There's no doubting that she has lots of talent but it's going to take time for her to prove it to the golfing world on a regular basis. A good academic education and some time to grow and mature will probably be beneficial for her, both as a human being and as an athlete.</p>

<p>The Olsen twins got into NYU and the Trump family has a mini-dynasty at Wharton. Man, there are a lot of smart famous people :rolleyes:.</p>

<p>I'm sure her SAT score was pretty good.</p>

<p>However, I bet she got a huge boost due to her potential as a successful golfer.</p>

<p>I also think she got a lot of help from her location - Hawaii.</p>

<p>And I think she got a scholarship for golf.</p>

<p>Since she's already a professional, I do not think that she can play golf for Stanford.</p>

<p>Well, it's not like she can play golf for them now, I mean a pro can't go back to amateur...</p>

<p>But it is good PR for Stanford, not that they really needed it though (but they could use a nice donation from her someday...).</p>

<p>Why would she WANT to go? Maybe for the education....? (I'm just riffing here, but, hey, you never know!)</p>

<p>That's really funny. My son did NOT get into Stanford last week. Wonder if the adcom read her golf essay before or after my son's golf essay! Ha!</p>

<p>Notice that the article doesn't mention anything about her SAT score.</p>

<p>hey, she's a full freight payer :D</p>

<p>I mean... Stanford still could use Wie's marketing credibility.</p>

<p>It'll attract more focus on Stanford so...</p>

<p>I just can't imagine her getting into Stanford without golf. </p>

<p>It's her extraordinary hook after all.</p>