Markus Burden, an 18 year-old freshmen at Ball State University in Illinois, was attending orientation week just like every other freshmen.  However, Markus was picked from the crowd to try to make a half court shot for a semester's worth of free tuition.

He had four tries to try to get the ball in the net, and he missed the first three.  On the fourth and last shot he sank it.

The crowd went crazy as did Markus.

He won tuition for a semester that equals about $11,000.

The school has done this contest for several years, but Markus is the only one to win!