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John Augenstein-Men’s Golf

Posted by on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

John Augenstein
Men’s Golf
Major: Sociology

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?

I chose to attend Vanderbilt because I believed in Coach Limbaugh and what he was doing with Vanderbilt Golf. I loved the idea of building something and leaving the program better than I found it. The facilities, coaches and culture of Vanderbilt Golf is the best in the country and it has been everything and more than what I expected coming in.

What are your career goals?

My career goals are to be the best player in the world at the professional level once my career here at Vanderbilt is over. I plan to win majors, play on Ryder Cup teams and continue working on my game in order to be the best player I can possibly be.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?

Time management and good communication with academic advisors and professors.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?

I write down my schedule every day for what I need to accomplish when practicing and then for whatever assignments I have in any of my classes. I check off the to do list as I finish them throughout the day.

What is your ritual before taking a test?

I have no ritual. I hope I studied enough to get a good grade.

Favorite quote?

“Every day that you don’t practice is one day longer before you achieve greatness.” – Ben Hogan