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Jesse Owens – Student Athlete at The Ohio State University

Jesse Owens, the greatest track and field athlete in history, and a black icon renowned the world over, is also an alumni of Ohio State University – having moved to Cleveland from Alabama as a child. Though he showed clear signs of extraordinary talent during his time at East Technical High School, he was ineligible […]


Welcome To FirstPointUSA – Matthew Robertson!

1.      Where you are from?  Hyndland, Glasgow 2.      Your sporting background?  ·         Played competitive rugby for The Glasgow Academy (TGA) for 5 years to the age of 15 (captain for last 2 years) ·         Played competitive tennis for both TGA (until now) and Western Tennis Club for 5 years (until 2015) ·         Now playing competitive field hockey for TGA ·         Achieved full […]

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Ryder Cup 2016 Players – Which US College Did They Attend?

Team Europe Darren Clarke – European Captain – Wake Forrest University Clarke was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and in 1987 he played collegiate golf at Wake Forest University .A Ryder Cup legend who this weekend, captained his side for the first time. The finest moment of a distinguish career came in 2011 […]


The Ryder Cup & College Golf

This Friday marks the start of the 41st Ryder Cup tournament. Since the competition was first established nearly a century ago, in 1927, it has seen some of the world’s best golfers participate, from Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo, to Colin Montgomerie and Tiger Woods – and this year is no exception. While US captain […]


David Weir – University of Evansville

As a Rangers legend, and their current assistant manager, Davie Weir is well accustomed to Scottish football. It is surprising, therefore, that his career started 3,000 miles from Glasgow, in Indiana, where he attended the University of Evansville on a football scholarship. During his time at Evansville, Weir proved himself as an excellent athlete – […]


Welcome to FirstPointUSA – Emily Anderson

We’d like to welcome Emily Anderson to FirstPointUSA. Emily had this to say… “I’m from Ellon in Aberdeenshire and Ive been playing football since I was 7. I started playing in a boys football team and only moved into a girls football team about 3/4 years ago. I currently play for Granite City Ladies FC […]


Arnold Palmer, pride of Wake Forest

Palmer was born in Latrobe, Penn. Sept. 10, 1929. He attended Wake Forest College back when it was in Wake Forest. The college moved to Winston-Salem in 1956. Palmer played for Wake Forest’s golf team on a scholarship in 1947. Before Palmer arrived, Wake Forest’s men’s golf team was known as one of the worst […]


Successful FirstPointUSA Student-Athletes!

We take a closer look at some of many successful FirstPointUSA student-athletes from the past and present.   Jordan Wilson – University of Kentucky, Kentucky (Men’s Soccer) Jordan is a former Glasgow Rangers Player who joined the Kentucky Wildcats in 2013, and immediately fit in well with the atmosphere of the team. In his first […]


Interview With The University Of West Alabama’s, Kirsten Reilly!

Kirsten Reilly has made a huge impact on the pitch for the University of West Alabama. Last year she was awarded the prestigious “University Female Athlete On The Year”. She took time out of her very busy schedule to answer a few questions on life as a student athlete and what it takes to be […]