Jon Hood, Jarrod Polson and Twany Beckham will be graduating this Sunday. You make BBN very proud.
Congratulations from Nation of Blue!
[colored_box color="blue"] Beckham, who grew up in Louisville, will graduate with a degree in communication and a 3.4 grade point average. Beckham spent two years at Mississippi State before transferring to UK for his final two years of school.
“My experience at UK has been great,” Beckham said. “I just want to thank all the coaches, especially Coach Cal (Calipari), for giving me the opportunity to come here.”
[/colored_box] [colored_box color="blue"] “It wasn’t easy,” Hood said. “The first two years, I had a hard time with managing my time, as far as schoolwork and separating it from basketball.”
The Madisonville native will be graduating with a degree in community and leadership development. Hood points to amazing support from his family, friends and coaches for his continual drive toward success.
[/colored_box] [colored_box color="blue"] It was this support, along with summer school and previous credits that allowed Polson, a Nicholasville native, to graduate with a degree in finance in just three years. Polson joins Beckham on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
“I am very honored to be able to graduate in three years,” Polson said.
[/colored_box] [colored_box color="blue"] While Hood and Polson still have a year of athletic eligibility left, Beckham is finishing his college career as a finalist for the 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award and a national champion on the hardwood.