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While Billy Beane was very successful at advanced analytics while working for the Athletics, I don't believe he hired any actuaries
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Back when this thread was created I had my choice of playing D2/3 baseball or trying to walk on at D1. At the D3 school they said I had a good chance of walking on to the basketball team too if I wanted to. I chose the D1 school... and blew out my arm a month before the tryout.

Won quite a few intramural championships in softball, basketball... and soccer? Picked that up to hang out with my roomies and luckily they were incredibly gifted soccer players and needed a goalie who could catch.
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I was a preferred track and field walk-on at a D1 school. (non-scholarship but I didn't have to tryout or anything) I chose to walk on at an in-state institution because I didn't have the firepower to get a full-ride anywhere else.

I did not realize how hard it was for a walk-on to obtain a scholarship without transferring. Anyways I stayed all 4 years and was a point scorer at the conference level. I was never quite fast enough to qualify for the NCAA meet in an individual event.

My wife is a nerdy surgeon so I am curious if my kids will be athletes or nerds
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I was a preferred track and field walk-on at a D1 school. (non-scholarship but I didn't have to tryout or anything) I chose to walk on at an in-state institution because I didn't have the firepower to get a full-ride anywhere else.

I did not realize how hard it was for a walk-on to obtain a scholarship without transferring. Anyways I stayed all 4 years and was a point scorer at the conference level. I was never quite fast enough to qualify for the NCAA meet in an individual event.

My wife is a nerdy surgeon so I am curious if my kids will be athletes or nerds


Mike Mussina and Chris Kluwe come to mind
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I played D1 college football (although small D1 - FCS). I was initially a preferred walk-on but I earned a football scholarship my sophomore year. I had a great experience, but will admit it was very challenging balancing that with a stats major. This was always a big talking point during actuarial interviews.
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I redshirted on a D-1 baseball team. Transferred to a top juco for a year and then 2 years on a good D-2 team.
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I worked with Billy Beane's ex-wife (portrayed by Robin Wright in Moneyball - and boy, was the home life of the movie soooo far from the truth). She is in marketing, though.

When I got hired for my first job, the summer interns were still there, and occupying my desk was a guy who played Duke football (I don't think he ended up in the actuarial field, though). Radoaos, who I haven't seen out here in a while, played college soccer (but I don't know at what level).
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