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Published on Mar 7, 2012

What if star students were treated like star athletes? Learn more about the BYU Mathletes at: http://bit.ly/BYUmathletes

The BYU math students will get a taste of fame as they create some March Madness with the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

Leading scorer Sam Dittmer was a national math champ in high school and recruited by MIT and Stanford. His teammates Hiram Golze and Robert Yang took BYU to the Sweet 16 last season. With Sam back on the squad, they're hoping to make some noise again this year.

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Filmed in the BYU Marriott Center with the help of 49 of our closest friends.

Directed by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo

Lyrics: Michael Smart and Mallory Everton

Vocals: Michael Smart and Mallory Everton

Sound Engineering: Daniel Thompson

Recorded at First Take Recording Studio

Director of Photography: Brian Wilcox

Photography: Brian Wilcox, Jonathan Hardy and Jaren Wilkey

Edited by Alison Fidel

Produced by BYU University Communications

Governor Daniels photo by Ben Woodson/Zionsville Times Sentinel
http://timessentinel.com/

Lyrics: They ain't choose math, m-m-math chose them
They knew it was their destiny way back when

These Cougar mathletes got a flair for the dramatic
Takes 'em seconds to solve equations quadratic

And when they take on other schools, it's automatic
Like this year they goin' win the Olympics of Mathematics

Jumpers and dunks ain't the skills that they study
Instead it's polynomials they factoring, buddy

It's straight up clear why their opponents always fear 'em
The way that they get sick with that Pythagorean Theorem

Crunchin' numbers for hours, solving equations in the shower
Each one is smarter than you to the hundredth power

Don't try to keep up once the math race gets going
When you're half-way done, they'll be already Tebowing

They'll leave your dreams charred with ashes and soot
And they'll introduce your rear to the mathlete's foot!

CHORUS:
The BYU Mathletes are coming after ya
When they walk by don't do the wave do the parabola

It's Dittmer not Detmer but he's fly like Ty
And if it existed, he'd win the Heisman of Reciting Pi

Champ in high school, college pressure grew
Til the guv wants a pic with the top math recruit

And that's in Indiana where they worship their Hoosiers
But now the kids there love math and they say, "Hoops is for losers!"

Took his talents to Provo over Stanford & MIT
His range of integers goes to infinity

Dropping derivatives like threes, makin' Cougar fans forget
Ballers with no math like—what's-his-name? Fredette?

Laid down his calculator for two years in Albania
Now he's back doin' work, get loud, it's Dittmer mania!

CHORUS:
The BYU Mathletes are coming after ya
When they walk by don't do the wave do the parabola

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