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Jan 25 2016
by Elaina Berkowitz

10 Famous Athletes Who Were in Greek Life

By Elaina Berkowitz - Jan 25 2016
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Many colleges have Greek life, but most people don't realize that a lot of athletes were involved in sororities and fraternities. 

1. DeMya Walker

Zeta Phi Beta

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/girlzgames/page/41/?nomobile

Walker is a Professional Basketball Player who plays for New York Liberty.

2. John Lynch

Delta Tau Delta

http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Lynch-The-Game-is-DifferentAnd-the-Same/a72d3a69-1303-4ed9-885c-99617ee7e840

 

Lynch was a Professional NFL Player that was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

3. Mariya Koroleva

Delta Delta Delta

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/154811305911434252/

Koroleva was an Olympic Synchronized Swimmer that emigrated to the United States and competed at Stanford University.

4. Bo Van Pelt

Sigma Chi

http://www.pga.com/news/pga-tour/bo-van-pelt-leads-att-national-only-seven-players-break-par-in-first-round

 

Pelt is a Pro Golfer who played on the Nationwide and PGA tour and has been named one of the top 20 golfers.

5. George Brett

Alpha Delta Gamma

http://alchetron.com/George-Brett-196174-W

Brett was a Pro Baseball player and third baseman. He played for over 20 years for the Kansas City Royals. 

6. “Babe” Ruth

Alpha Delta Gamma

http://www.britannica.com/biography/Babe-Ruth/images-videos

Babe Ruth was a Pro Baseball Player that played for both the Red Sox and the Yankees.

7. Ollie Matson

Alpha Delta Gamma

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/sports/football/21matson.html?_r=0

Matson was a Pro Football Player in the NFL in addition to being an Olympic sprinter. 

8. Ted Dibiase

Alpha Tau Omega

http://www.wrestlingmedia.org/ted-dibiase-2/

Dibiase was a Professional Wrester that eventually signed with WWE.

9. Bobby Jones

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Jones_(golfer)

Jones was a Pro Golfer and actually founded the Augusta National Golf Club and co-founded the Masters Tournament. 

10. Tommy Lasorda

Pi Kappa Pi

http://dodgersway.com/2013/02/17/top-ten-tommy-moments-3-the-doug-rau-incident/

Lasorda is a famous baseball player who played for the Dodgers. He also had a long career in sports management. 


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Elaina Berkowitz - Syracuse University

“Elaina is a freshman at Syracuse University majoring in Advertising. She loves writing, watching The Office and dancing. Her favorite things are ice cream and Instagram. You can follow her on Twitter @Elaina_Berk and on Instragram @elainaberk!

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