Spill the ‘Tee’: Meet College of Business Golfer Michelle Becker

It is not uncommon for golfers to pick up the sport when they were young, but that was not the case for College of Business student Michelle Becker.

Her journey didn't start until the summer before her freshman year of high school, which was also when her passion for numbers drove her to pursue an undergraduate degree by double majoring in Accounting and Finance.

Applying the life lessons that golf has taught her, Becker is set to graduate in Spring 2023 and will pursue her MBA with a minor in accounting this Fall. Upon graduation, she is determined to acquire her CPA certification and will hone her sights on two specific accounting sectors: forensic auditing and managerial accounting.

Golf is a relatively new sport for Becker, as no one in her family plays. According to her, this has not stopped her parents from being her number one supporters, constantly flying across the country to ensure they do not miss a single tournament of hers. A star athlete, in 2021 she was named to LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, appeared in nine tournaments, participated in the NCAA National Championships, and compiled the following finishes:

  • Tied for fifth at the West Texas A&M Invitational
  • Second at the Ranger Classic
  • Tied for 11th at the LSC Championships.

In 2020, she was named a WGCA All-America Scholar, competed at the NCAA National Championships, carded a top 20 finish at the NCAA Regional Championships, finished as the runner-up at the Lion Classic and placed 11th at the Rattler Invitational.

Since starting her academic journey at the College of Business in 2019, Becker has taken advantage of the many opportunities the college offered her.

“The College of Business has taught me a lot about myself and has created many opportunities for me,” Becker said. “The faculty and staff and the great resources provided to me have helped me a lot through my four years here at A&M-Commerce.”

Speaking to prospective College of Business students, she stressed the importance of getting to know their professors, not only to learn from their experience and expertise but to use their networks to secure internships and even jobs.

“I am confident about my abilities and skill set entering the workforce,” Becker said. “The professors are great at what they do, in and out of the classroom, and have prepared me with knowledge for the outside world after I graduate. They have also created good networking for me, which has led to many opportunities.”