A Colorado State student received a full scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year from several of the school’s coaches, but it was not your average athletic scholarship. Instead, Andrew Schneeweis earned the tuition by sinking an improbable shot during Colorado State’s pep rally at Moby Arena on Saturday night.
CSU men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy, football coach Jim McElwain, women’s basketball coach Ryun Williams, and volleyball coach Tom Hilbert all promised to cover the cost of a student’s tuition if he or she could hit a half-court shot during the rally. Schneeweis was chosen and given three chances to sink the basket, but he drained it on his first try. The arena went insane.
After Schneeweis’ accomplished the feat, the coaches showered him in congratulations on Twitter.