Ferris State Community Celebrates National Champions

BIG RAPIDS – Ferris State students, fans and alumni packed Jim Wink arena Friday evening to celebrate the Ferris State men’s basketball program’s NCAA Division II national championship.

“It’s kind of like being a celebrity around town, it’s a pretty cool feeling,” senior Drew Cushingberry said. “There’s a lot of love and support out here, I mean, I love every minute of it.”

Attendees received autographs and had photo opportunities with the Bulldog players and coaching staff. The event also served as a fundraiser with senior Noah King and head coach Andy Bronkema shaving their beards for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

“It was great, it was just, it shows how much support we have,” Kings said. “There was a lot of people here ready to get our autographs, take pictures with us, play these games with us, it’s just to be here to support us, and you know just enjoy what we did for this city and community, it’s been real great.”

The event raised more than $10,000 for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.