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Elin Nordegren Delivered a Commencement Speech and It Wasn’t Half-Bad

By 05.12.14


Some people spend eight years in college. They’re called doctors. One special student spent nine years in college. She’s called Elin Nordegren.

Tiger Woods’ ex graduated from Rollins University over the weekend with a 3.96 GPA. She was selected to give a speech to her fellow graduates at commencement — a speech that featured some insight into her personal life.

Nordegren said night class provided her serenity during the media storm that followed her husband’s high-profile car crash and the couple’s divorce.

“It was right after I had taken Communication and the Media that I was unexpectedly thrust into the media limelight,” she said, referring to the news firestorm that erupted after Woods, accused of cheating on her, crashed his Cadillac Escalade outside the couple’s Isleworth home in November 2009. “I probably should have taken more notes in that class.”

A former model in her native Sweden, Nordegren first enrolled at Rollins in the fall of 2005.

“I was 25 years old. I had just recently moved to America. I was married without children. Today, nine years later, I’m a proud American, and I have two beautiful children,” she said, pausing as applause and cheers filled Warden Arena on campus.

“But I am no longer married,” she added — and the applause grew louder.

Nordegren will now become the world’s wealthiest psychology major. We wish here the best of luck in her new career.

[H/T: Orlando Sentinel]

Kyle Koster
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