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Very nice piece Mel. I think at some point within the next two years, reality will hit and she’ll go pro.

Positive outcomes of going pro early: Phelps
So-so outcomes: Hoff, Knutson

Phelps had a sweet deal at Michigan where he got the college experience (without the NCAA competition, and got to work out with his coach (Bob Bowman was UM coach for 4 yrs). Maybe Cal coach Teri McKeer could hire Missy’s HS coach as a Cal assistant! [Not likely.]

Tiger Woods went pro after 2 years at Stanford; Michelle Wie went pro in High School (before Stanford).

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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