Ashley N. Coker '07, February 1st, 2007
Simply making par isn’t something that many businessmen are willing to settle for. Same goes for senior accounting majorÂ Trey Todd, a member of the 14th-ranked Texas A&M Men’s Golf Team. Now a member of the Professional Program at Mays, Todd has achieved excellence on the courseâ€”and hit a hole-in-one in the classroom.
Todd chose Texas A&M after being recruited at a qualifying tournament by Head Coach J.T. Higgins. Red-shirting his freshman year allowed Todd five years for an education at Texas A&M, and a clear view through the Mays program that likewise allows Todd to earn a BBA in accounting and a master’s in a business discipline, all in five years.
“I’ve always liked accounting,” Todd said. “When I found out that I could still play next year, and get a master’s, the Professional Program worked nice.” While making it into the Professional Program is a task in itself, this golfer managed to achieve a ranking of 79th in the nationâ€”and Academic All-Big XII honors in 2005-2006.
The Texas A&M Men’s Golf Team consists of 14 members, but each week before a tournament the men must first face each other for the opportunity to travel. Since only the top five make the trip, Todd’s been keeping his swing in check. He made the trek to Scotland this fall to play in the International Collegiate at St. Andrews Bay, and hopes to travel to Hawaii this month to appear in the John A. Burns Challenger Cup.
Todd’s juggling of work and play will settle this summer. For 10 weeks, Todd will be part of a new teamâ€”playing the role of tax intern for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Time management has been vital in Todd’s success as a student athlete. Doing homework on airplanes has become a common take for Todd. But when it comes to balancing work and play, he knows the course. To remain multi-successful, he says, “sometimes you have to bite the bullet and get down to business.”