From tiddlywinks to female wrestling to martial arts to bowling, a few gifted people with engineering degrees have achieved sports stardom -- of sorts, in some cases.
Eve Torres, a professional wrestler, has a BS in industrial engineering.
I had to search far and wide to find examples of working (and recently retired) professional sports figures with engineering degrees. But then I remembered how all-consuming it is to study engineering. Knowing how busy and stressed out I had been trying to pass a course on second-order differential equations, I had to wonder what engineering student would have the time to get good enough at something else to go pro.
It turns out that a few gifted people, some of whom we profile here, have managed to do both. Maybe some of these sports aren't exactly mainstream, but every person on this list is a bona fide athlete with an engineering degree who competes at a professional level in a chosen sport. Some even put their engineering degree to good use.
I bow in admiration.