Venus Williams enrolls for business degree at Indiana University
Indiana, Sep 1(ANI): Tennis superstar Venus Williams has reportedly enrolled in a business degree program at Indiana University (IU) East in the United States.
IU officials said Venus opted to pursue an online degree program partly because it is flexible in accommodating her hectic tennis schedule.
"She's one of 3,600-whatever students this semester. She's just one student. Every student is as important as the other one," the New York Post quoted IU Chancellor Nasser Paydar, as saying.
"She has an interest in our baccalaureate degrees because it's an IU-quality degree and because it's available to her in a flexible manner that fits her schedule, as it does many people who live further away," he added.
IU East's External Affairs Vice Chancellor Rob Zinkan said the school persuaded for Williams' camp for months to get permission to disclose that she is a now enrolled in their college.
As rumors of Venus' enrolment spread through the campus, one student tweeted "go red wolves!!!" represent us at the #usopen!"
Venus replied, "go red wolves!!!" in an apparent nod.
Venus, 31, is currently competing at the US Open.
The 2010 US Open was won by Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters in men's singles and women's singles category respectively. (ANI)
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