July 21, 2024

BLOOMINGTON – Bryson Tucker, Indiana’s latest McDonald’s All American and a key piece of Mike Woodson’s roster reload this spring, added a new tag this summer that came as a surprise and is one he wears proudly:

Hudson and Holland Scholar.

Informed recently he’d been selected for the longstanding and renown program, Tucker said he felt tremendous pride at being accepted into the decades-old program.

“It’s huge, especially for me,” Tucker said. “It shows that you’re doing your thing on the court, and then also in the classroom.”

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A National Junior Honor Society member at Arlington (Va.) Bishop O’Connell, Tucker was an honor roll student as well. His mother, Tina, said his family has always prioritized academic excellence to the same degree as athletic success.

Which made Bryson’s recent phone call, to let her know he’d been accepted into the Hudson and Holland program, a special one.

“It was both an honor and a surprise when we received it,” Tina Tucker said. “It is such a prominent program, and it has done so much good.”

  • The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program “is a scholarship and support program for high-achieving students from communities historically excluded due to race and ethnicity.

BLOOMINGTON – Bryson Tucker, Indiana’s latest McDonald’s All American and a key piece of Mike Woodson’s roster reload this spring, added a new tag this summer that came as a surprise and is one he wears proudly:

Hudson and Holland Scholar.

Informed recently he’d been selected for the longstanding and renown program, Tucker said he felt tremendous pride at being accepted into the decades-old program.

“It’s huge, especially for me,” Tucker said. “It shows that you’re doing your thing on the court, and then also in the classroom.”

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A National Junior Honor Society member at Arlington (Va.) Bishop O’Connell, Tucker was an honor roll student as well. His mother, Tina, said his family has always prioritized academic excellence to the same degree as athletic success.

IU freshman Bryson Tucker puts up a shot during summer practice at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

Which made Bryson’s recent phone call, to let her know he’d been accepted into the Hudson and Holland program, a special one.

“It was both an honor and a surprise when we received it,” Tina Tucker said. “It is such a prominent program, and it has done so much good.”

The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program “is a scholarship and support program for high-achieving students from communities historically excluded due to race and ethnicity.” It draws its name from two inspirational figures in the university’s history: Dr. Herman C. Hudson, one of IU-Bloomington’s first Black leaders and the founder of its Department of Afro-American Studies, and Dr. James P. Holland, who spent more than three decades teaching and researching at IU, and is estimated to have delivered courses to more than 11,000 students during his career.

Each Hudson and Holland award is renewed automatically on an annual basis, provided the scholar in question maintains a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

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