QA₂Max PODCAST: Auburn All-American Ty McCormack

QA₂Max PODCAST: Auburn All-American Ty McCormack

NEW ORLEANS – This week’s QA₂Max podcast guest Ty McCormack of Auburn may be an All-American in NCAA Division I Cross Country, but that alone doesn’t capture the scope of his accomplishments.

A current grad student Auburn working toward attaining both an MBA and a master’s in finance after completing his undergrad at Clemson in three years, McCormack is fluent in Mandarin Chinese (editor’s note: we say "Chinese" in the podcast, but we meant Mandarin Chinese) and spent six months studying abroad in China during the 2012-13 academic year.

While there on his educational experience, he put in significant mileage and trained with Chinese Olympians at 7,000 feet of altitude. But he really made his name as a star in another sport entirely.

Check out the podcast above to find out what sport that was, plus more about his goals for the 2014 cross country season; the balancing act between elite athletics, elite academics and multiple jobs(!); and his burgeoning rap career(?).