Markus Burdun is off to a great start as a college student. On his first day at Ball State the freshman was randomly selected from the crowd of an event during Freshman Welcome Week Thursday evening. Burden was given the opportunity to win free tuition for a semester if he could nail a half-court shot. After three missed attempts, Burden nailed the fourth shot, earning nearly $12,000 in free tuition (he's an out-of-state student). Not bad for a first day of college. Don't worry kid, your first mid-term will bring you back down to earth.