First Michelle Wie, now Lydia Ko
By Torleif Sorenson on 12/3/14
Lydia Ko, the 17-year-old golfer who has already won eight professional tournaments, was just accepted as a student at the prestigious Korea University in Seoul. Ko is working with officials and professors at the private research university on when and how she can attend classes and do coursework online.

Along with Seoul National University, and Yonsei University, Korea University is widely acknowledged as one of the three most prestigious universities in all of South Korea.

Ko's agent, Michael Yim, says that she plans to study psychology.
"She's determined. I don't think she will allow it to affect her game. She balanced school and golf this last year, getting all the schoolwork done she needed to graduate, and she'll do it again.

"These are some of the details she will be talking to the school about. There are expectations she will have to meet, but they have a system in place."
Ko plans to follow in the proverbial path set by Michelle Wie (Stanford 2012, B.A. Communications) and So Yeon Ryu (Yonsei University 2013, Sports Business). Ko was born in Seoul, but moved with her family to New Zealand just a few years later and holds New Zealand citizenship. She began playing golf at age 5, when her mother brought her into the pro shop at Pupuke Golf Club outside Auckland.

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