MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Evan Marshall, a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, will be warming up in the bullpen as his fellow graduates walk across the stage at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan this weekend.
Marshall was three semesters shy of graduating when he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
At 31 years old, Marshall took his last exam on Tuesday. It involved a corporate citizenship and business ethics class.
“First off I’m extremely proud. It’s been hard, first one in my family so I owed it to them to follow through with this,” Marshall said. “I didn’t do anything for five or six years, so it made going back even harder, one or two, three classes at a time, first semester quietly getting them done.”Evan Marshall
Marshall gave major credit to Jamie Hamor, his KSU athletic counselor. He also praised his wife, Allison, who was his motivator through this process. They can celebrate together this weekend while his fellow graduates go through the pomp and circumstance live.
“I just want the piece of paper in the mail,” said a smiling Marshall. “I’m glad it’s over, but very proud.