What a couple of months it has been. I know I am a little late, but I am about to post a couple blogs to catch up on what the SMU Women's Golf team has been up too
--starting with BASKETBALL
--starting with BASKETBALL
A couple Saturdays ago, all of the athletes that achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the Fall semester, were recognized at the SMU - UCF basketball game. At half time, we got to walk out on the court, in front of everyone, and it was actually really exciting. The men had also won (70 - 55) - and they were then ranked 18th, which was the best they had been since Feb 26, 1985. It was amazing to see how many people went to the men's basketball games this season. The games were ALWAYS sold out, and people actually camped out to get the tickets. They really are incredible and so much fun to watch. Unfortunately they didn't win the NIT game - but on the bright side, since UCONN won the National Championship - it technically makes us the best team in the country, because we beat UCONN twice - so JUST SAYING SMU MEN'S BASKETBALL is the bomb.com and for sure will be the team to fear next year.
We all got together and watched the game together, which was a fun team thing to do. Although they didn't get the W, they still proved that they are a great team, and they gave it their best effort - and have come a long way, and will be ready and prepared next year.
Talking about the men's basketball team - another reason they were extremely successful this year was due to the invincible LARRY BROWN. He is an amazing head coach, and an extremely great guy. He took the time to talk to our team, which was really exciting. A quote that he had said that I really liked was: "Talent is God given, but Character is by choice"
Coach Larry Brown and myself
Coach Brown also mentioned how he doesn't expect his players to be perfect, in fact he accepts the fact that his players make mistakes, and as long as they learn from it - they are actually beneficial. He stated: "A player who make no mistakes, doesn't help his team. Mistakes because of effort are good. Repeated mistakes mean a player isn't learning." Coach Brown said how a player can make zero mistakes in a game, yet not have helped the team win, whereas a player who made some mistakes - but put in a lot of effort and learned from those mistakes, helped his team win.
Larry Brown said he loves golf, because you can't blame anyone else. If he had any players that were selfish, he would tell them to play an individual sport.
He then told us two golf stories, in which I will tell ya'll my favorite one of the two he told
When he was at UCLA, Corey Pavin was a freshman - and every morning, for countless hours, he would put a garbage can out on the intramural field (near Brown's office) and hit wedges into the garbage can, therefore Corey and Coach Brown became pretty good friends. Corey invited Coach Brown out to play Bay Hill with him one day, and they were on a 440 yard par 4. Corey hit his drive out right into the woods, and had 215 yards out. The pin was up on top of a hill, and there was a steep ravine right behind it. Corey took a 2 iron, went into the woods, carved it around the trees, hit the top of the hill and it went into the water. Coach Brown then said to him: "Corey you would never do that in a tournament" and Corey responded "No, I would never hit it in the water."
This statement proves that his belief in himself is what made him great.
This statement that Corey said is actually remarkable - his belief in himself is so great - and I aspire to have that confidence and belief in myself as Pavin does.