Athlete Spotlight

Landed job at Cisco after stellar college golf career

Golfer Thea Wakeford-Wesmann just graduated with a great business degree from the US and has landed a job at Cisco. What a great journey it has been!

Congratulations to Norwegian golfer Thea Wakeford-Wesmann who recently graduated with an Economics and Finance degree from University of Arkansas at Little Rock! Thea’s 3.98 GPA landed her on UALR’s Chancellor’s list as well as the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List. 4.0 would’ve been straight A’s so she has done tremendously well in school.

It has been a pleasure to follow Thea’s golf career in Arkansas. It doesn’t feel that long ago we first met Thea at a national tournament in Norway, sat down with her and explained what is possible for her in the US and ultimately started helping her with the process of becoming a student-athlete and finding her a good golf scholarship. We are thrilled to see her come out on the other side with a great degree and already landed a job at a fantastic company like Cisco.

We caught up with Thea for a couple of questions about her college golf career, and some recommendations for others looking to become a student-athlete with a golf scholarship.


What are your plans after graduation?

I am starting the graduate program at Cisco in Oslo, Norway.

What is the best thing about being a student-athlete?

Being a part of a team and able to travel around the country and meet new people.

What is your best memory (or memories) from your time as a student-athlete?

My best memory was the conference championship sophomore year in Sandestin, Florida.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who considers becoming a student-athlete in the US?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! With all the ups and downs considered, I would have picked becoming a student-athlete again if I got the chance. I’m left with amazing friendships and great memories which I am so grateful for.

Why would you recommend College Scholarships USA to others?

CSUSA has a huge network and is able to fulfill all your requirements when looking for a university to suit you. I am happy about the options they gave me and with all the help getting ready to move to the US. CSUSA is great at following up their clients during their time in the US as well.


We wish you the best of luck at Cisco, Thea. Sky is the limit for your journey ahead.


College Scholarships USA helps talented athletes, like Thea, to obtain golf scholarships and study at college/university in the United States. CSUSA will evaluate your golf scholarship opportunities in America for free if you complete the Free Assessment form.

The Thea Wakeford-Wesmann File

University: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

State: Arkansas

Division: NCAA D1

Sport: Golf

Major: Economics and Finance

GPA:  3.98

Awards won:

Thea Wakeford-Wessman

University of Arkansas Little Rock