Meet Austin Wride, Class of 2015
Majors: Communication Studies and Business
Hometown: Naples, Florida
Occupation: Director of Operations at Supreme Golf, Inc.
Austin Wride ’15 graduated from Texas Christian University with a double major in communication studies and business. Wride is now a director of operations at Supreme Golf, Inc. as well as a professional golfer.
Wride originally attended a different university to play golf, but TCU was always on his radar because his sister went there first. He fell in love with TCU’s beautiful campus, strong degree offerings and the big school feel with a small population, and decided to transfer. “I was already bleeding purple before officially transferring over,” Wride said.
At TCU, Wride was involved in various clubs as well as Greek life. He made many unforgettable memories making it very hard to pick just one. “One of my favorite and most memorable times from TCU has to be the “hypothermia game” I endured against Baylor. It was below freezing, pouring rain and we weren’t even supposed to win against one of our biggest rivals,” he said. “Once we won in triple overtime, everyone stormed the field and was going crazy together. You don’t get to experience that kind of school spirit every day.”
Wride’s passion for golf was something that started as a boy, and he knew he wanted to incorporate that into his career. He played golf through high school, into college and coached at a local country club during his final year at TCU.
Wride made a point to chase his dreams and create goals throughout his time at TCU. “My time at TCU helped me learn how to prioritize and work hard to achieve my plan and my end goal, and it happened,” he said. He thanks his father for being a phenomenal example of what hard work and dreaming big can get someone. He said that often those who are driven believe they must go it on their own but when it comes down to it, many people have been doing it much longer and can help tremendously.
When Wride was asked what advice he would give students today, he said, “Take the time to actually set a plan for the goals you would like to achieve and not to panic if things don’t immediately go your way. It will all work out in the end.”
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