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Megan McCambridge ’18 Balances Golf and PA School

Megan McCambridgeMegan McCambridge has been playing golf since her mom enrolled her and her younger sister (who is also a golf standout at University of Wisconsin-Stout) in golf camp at the age of 9 in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. The PA Program lured Megan from the Rocky Mountains to Butler University. Megan always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. As she learned more about the PA profession, she was hooked. Once her spot in the PA Program was secured, Megan pursued the opportunity to play on the Women’s Golf Team at Butler. 

The demands of a Division I sport and a rigorous academic schedule are challenging, admits Megan. She has had to make compromises with the golf team to be able to keep up with the workload of the PA Program. Despite the compromises, which include a shortened tournament schedule for Megan and often practicing solo, her Butler golf career has afforded her many unique experiences. “Playing on a big stage at the Big East Women’s Golf Championships at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida was a great opportunity,” notes Megan. Megan adds that the PA faculty has been fully supportive of her efforts to play golf while in the PA Program. 

This spring is the last semester Megan will be eligible to play golf at Butler. Though the end of her collegiate golf career is bittersweet, Megan is quick to say that she has much to look forward to. Megan believes the time on the golf course has made her a more well-rounded person, with good time-management skills, which will undoubtedly come in handy as she looks forward to starting her clinical rotations in May.