MANILA, Philippines - Cyna Marie Rodriguez has had a great career in golf as a teenager. She had won some titles here and abroad and remains one of the top amateur stars in the country to date.
But now, the once junior world golfer is set to embark on a new journey at the University of Southern California (USC) for college in the United States in the next school year.
Yes, the baby is now a lady.
Rodriguez was one of the few chosen from 36,000 applicants for the Structured Curricular Program (SCP) established by the USC faculty.The SCP is designed to assist students who may benefit from additional support during the first two years of their college program.
“Congratulations. You stood out because of your unique talents and qualities. We feel strongly that these qualities will enhance and contribute to the university community," said Timothy E. Brunold, Associate Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Admission of USC, in a confirmation letter on Tuesday.
So what do these all mean to Rodriguez?
“Definitely more pressure to prove that I truly belong to the sport. I know that I can do this the best that I can with the help of family and friends," said Rodriguez, who will graduate from the IMG Academy-IMG Academy School later this month.
USC was one of the six school interested in getting Rodriguez. But she feels that USC is the best option since it is fond of good Filipina parbusters, especially Jennifer Rosales.
“I’m sure it will only get competitive from hereon. I can’t wait to prove myself," she said.