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.
Hey @SportsCenter…you gotta see our man Andrew hit this half court shot for some free tuition! Wow! Happy to be paying some of the bill!!
— Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) August 25, 2013
@A_schneeweis u quit smiling yet?I'm still jacked! Don't forget to get ur tail to class tomorrow boss!
— Ryun Williams (@CSU_Williams) August 25, 2013
And of course, Andrew was grateful for the opportunity.
— Andrew Schneeweis (@A_schneeweis) August 25, 2013
We have seen plenty of fans win prizes with incredible half-court shots, but this is up there with one of the best moments. The coaches probably never expected to have to cover a student’s tuition when they agreed to the promotion, but I’m sure they’re happy to do it.
H/T The DaggerGoogle+