December 01, 2014 11:01
Golf superstar Lydia Ko, recently named the youngest ever Rookie of the Year in the LPGA, will attend Korea University starting in March.
Ko was admitted to a psychology program through a special scheme for ethnic Koreans living overseas, the university said. She immigrated to New Zealand when she was 6 years old and completed all education there.
Somewhat surprisingly, Ko did not take advantage of special admissions for athletes.
"Ko is an extraordinary golfer but also was an excellent student at school," a university official said.
She will still be registered as a university athlete, however, and will complete courses online.
Ranked No. 3 in the world, Ko has five LPGA titles under her belt. She burst onto the scene in 2012 when she became the youngest person to win an LPGA title at the age of 15. In April, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine.
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