Katie Ledecky Turned Down 5 Million Dollars In Endorsements, Probably To Go Greek

If there’s one thing we learn from the Summer Olympics every four years (besides the fact that we need to find and befriend our school’s male diving team ASAP), it’s that there teenagers out there doing amazing physical feats while our main form of exercise is drunkenly dancing with our bestie when the new JB song comes on.

During this Olympics, the nation bowed down to 19 year-old Stanford-bound swimmer Katie Ledecky, a 5 time medal winner that Stanford sororities are probably scrambling to recruit ASAP. Well, those sororities were almost out of luck this week, when it was discovered that Ledecky was offered a whopping 5 million dollars in endorsements.

No, not the kind of endorsement where the “healthy” girl in your house gets free protein bars so she can post about them on her fitness Instagram, but 5 million dollars of actual money. But Ledecky turned them all down, stating “I’ve always wanted to swim collegiately and have that experience. I think it is going to be a lot of fun to be on a team with some really great friends and great swimmers and also just go to class with them.”

Wow. Good for you, Katie. My bet is that she’s always wanted to be in a sorority, and winning five gold medals is nothing compared to that. I don’t know, just a guess. I admire her willpower, though, because I for sure wouldn’t have pulled this move. I find myself over the moon when I get a $25 gift card, so who knows what I’d do with 5 million cash dollas. Probably buy a lot of Vodka crans at my campus bar, but that’s besides the point. Hats off to, you sister.

[via Elite Daily]

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Surprisingly tmarcs to be a lawyer. She has a horrible Chicago-Italian mixed with Midwestern accent. Would never make it in a sorority in the South. From liability to risk manager. Tell her how to live a less fraternity, more sorority life at

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