I had a unique Memorial Day today. I was on the beach at the Tropicante doing my cruise ship day thing, and these young women walked by and commented on my Gamecock shirt.
Well come to find out they were recent Vanderbilt graduates, and all three played sports at Vanderbilt. The short Korean woman is Jennifer Hahn and she now plays on the LPGA, and she played golf at Vanderbilt and won the SEC individual woman’s title last year, and won the 2014 Women’s Amateur title I think.
The tall blonde Heather played basketball at Vanderbilt for 3 years, and has graduated and is playing at Iowa State next year while she works on her masters. The other woman played tennis at Vanderbilt, I forgot her name, she is now on the women’s professional tennis tour. They had a great time on the beach with me and everybody at the Tropicante today. First time I have ever sat around and talked with female jocks since college.
They were very funny and attracted a crowd. A lot of the Mexican guys on the malecon did not know what to think of them. They even sang the Vanderbilt alma mater. I plan on following all of these women’s careers, especially the golfer, she is supposed to be very good . She told me she was good friends of Michelle Wie.
It still amazes me how many different and unique people I meet from the USA in this tiny village on the Mexican Caribbean.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina