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Jamie Taylor
By Henry Ford

Don’t let the cute face fool you.  There is much,
much more to Jamie Taylor

Jamie’s serious and determined side that shows in
the photo below makes her not only a serious
adversary on the golf circuit, but also an admirable
example in the classroom, a strong role model and
a young lady with a clear message for harsh critics.  
Below is Jamie’s response to an article critical of
Student-athletes.  Jamie’s response is reprinted
from the Nov. 2, 2005 issue of
The Gannon Knight.

Student-athlete ’clears up misconceptions’

For those that may have been deceived by the
editorial entitled “Athletics must not outweigh
academics” in the Oct. 5 issue of The Knight, I want
to clear up all of the misconceptions.

First, if athletes were not interested in getting a
degree, they would just skip college and train for
professional sports.  If an athlete does have their
tuition taken care of through scholarships, it is
usually because their high school grades allowed
them to receive an academic scholarship or their
extracurricular activities allowed them access to
other available scholarships.

Second, most of the athletic clothes we wear are
brought by the many fundraisers that the teams
have throughout the year.  For example, athletes
run the concession stands.  Third, the Gannon
athletes as a whole averaged a 3.24 grade point
average last semester.  Team averages are posted
at
www.gannon.
edu/sports/academics/sp99rankbyteam.html
VISIONS
"Seeing the world not as it is, but as it can be"
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." - Proverbs 29:18
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