What is former LPGA and LET golfer Anna Rawson up to these days? She's not hard to find. She's still modeling, and she stays connected to golf through appearances and as a presenter.
She's also in business school at Columbia University, pursuing an MBA. Adam Stanley tells the story for The Globe and Mail:
Anna Rawson is a sun-kissed Australian model who stands nearly six feet tall. She's also a professional golfer who played for several years on high-level circuits such as the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. And now, she's nearly completed her first year of an MBA program at Columbia University, an Ivy League school in New York.
How has she managed to do it all?
"Oh, I'm really nerdy," she explains. ...
Stanley's article explains the journey Anna took from Australia to the United States, from golfer to businesswoman. Rawson points out how helpful golf has been in opening doors to the business world:
"You start thinking about marketing and thinking about a business and building up yourself as a business [and] you realize they went really well together. I could be a model, and playing golf just added so much to my business and brand."
She also met several chief executive officers through corporate outings with Fortune 500 companies and became fascinated in what they were doing. She wanted to go down that path.
It was a path that led her to Columbia, and an MBA program ranked in the top five in the United States by the Financial Times.
Ms. Rawson admits that students who are concentrating in finance have a hard time believing the kinds of people - from portfolio managers to CEOs - with whom she's played golf. "They're shocked at the access that I got."
If you want a great update on Anna, read the full article.