Ball St. Frosh Wins Free Tuition on Shot
Incoming Ball State freshman Markus Burden makes a pretty strong case for having the best first week of college ever.
At a Welcome Week event on Thursday night, Burden won free tuition for a semester by hitting a shot from half-court at Worthen Arena in front of a raucous crowd. Burden’s out-of-state tuition — he’s from Frankfort, IL — is valued at $11,084 per semester.
Burden called his mother to deliver the good news — and she initially didn’t believe him. It wasn’t until a friend sent her photographic proof that she finally believed it was real.
Regardless of how awesome your first week of college was, it wasn’t as awesome as this.