Friday, October 25, 2013

All Ultimate Players: Smart & Athletic

ALL Ultimate players make a Top-10 list at #11 thanks to a 7-year-old study.

11 Really Smart Athletes [mental floss]

Fitness doesn't only apply to the body. Mental fitness is just as important, and while the world's elite athletes are certainly physical specimens, many are elite brainiacs, as well. Here is a list of some of the smartest athletes out there, from the NFL to Ultimate Frisbee.

1. Marion Bartoli, TENNIS
2. & 3. Ryan Fitzpatrick & Myron Rolle, FOOTBALL
4. Joe Ogilvie, GOLF
5. Craig Breslow, BASEBALL
6. Sarah Hughes, FIGURE SKATING
7. Shannon Miller, GYMNASTICS
8. Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, SOCCER
9. Shane Battier, BASKETBALL
10. Ryan Newman, NASCAR

11. ALL PLAYERS, Ultimate Frisbee
In a 2006 study, the University of Washington found that participating in Ultimate Frisbee was an indicator of academic success. The decade-long study showed that, among all 86 private national universities, those ranking in the top half for Ultimate Frisbee have a graduation rate of over 85 percent, compared to a graduation rate of 60 percent among schools in the bottom half. The top half schools also had 208 Rhodes and Marshall scholars, versus 15 from schools in the bottom half. Thank you, University of Washington.

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[h/t TYUL]

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