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Student shoots for free tuition

Feb. 8, 2001

By DENISE GORZELL

Reporter

Brent Grady, a Lake Jackson freshman, will shoot from half court for free tuition at the men's basketball game against The University of Texas on Feb. 21.

The athletic marketing department held a contest in conjunction with Traditions Week earlier this season. Grady was picked at random by Bruiser the Bear, the Baylor mascot, to compete against four other students in a dance-off to N SYNC's Bye Bye Bye.

'I'm just a crazy guy,' Grady said. 'I did forward rolls, cartwheels, spun on my butt and slid on my stomach.'

The crowd chose Grady as the winner by applause.

If he makes the shot, Grady will receive about $5,000 of free tuition, courtesy of McDonalds.

Grady said he is an avid fan and regularly attends games.

'Student attendance has gone up this year,' said Dee Ann Bell, assistant director of promotions and community relations for Baylor athletics. 'We wanted to reward students.'

She said she wants students to have fun at the games, and 'if you get a chance to win some cash, even better.'

The game will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Ferrell Special Events Center.