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Jackie Carmichael entered his second season on the men’s basketball team already posting impressive numbers as a freshman. The physical education major set the University’s freshman standard for blocked shots and posted eight double-digit scoring games. He was named to the 2010 Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team.
But there’s one more ISU statistic that means just as much to Jackie. He was a 2010 recipient of a scholarship established to support a student-athlete.
“I don’t see academics and playing on the team as separate,” he said. “It’s just another homework assignment when I step on the court.”
Knowing a Redbird fan made a financial commitment that opens doors for him is something Carmichael will always appreciate.
“It is an honor, a privilege, and a really big help,” he said. “I just want to say thank you for making an investment in me.”