Bo instilled strong work ethic and tenacity in all his players. Our Texas Hawkeyes practice schedules and training sessions were designed to intensively challenge us not only physically, but mentally as well. Baseball was his platform, but Bo’s lessons transcended baseball. Bo used to tell us, “There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.” What he meant by that was that the path to achievement is always challenging, and the only person that can take you across the finish line is yourself. He helped me realize that whatever my goals were in life, I could achieve them through God, hard work, and persistence. He prepared me for the vast amount of challenges I would soon face in life. Over the last two years, I have battled Lyme Disease while being a full-time MBA student and am now pursuing a career in real estate development. I have faced many challenges in school, business, health, and life. When the going gets really tough, I pull strength from a strong internal motivation that has been fueled since my days on the Texas Hawkeyes, and I am forever grateful to Bo for his guidance and preparation.
I’m a full-time MBA Student at the University of North Carolina and a fund manager for UNC’s real estate private equity fund. I will graduate in May to pursue a career in real estate development at Transwestern in Houston.