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Dillon Pulliam is Kentucky Basketball’s First Engineering Major in 20 Years

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Dillon Pulliam is a walk-on on the University of Kentucky basketball team and an engineering major, two things that do not normally go together. Being part of the Kentucky basketball team is hard, but adding a computer engineering major to that almost seems impossible. Not for Pulliam.

“It’s going to be a rough semester,” Pulliam told the Lexington Herald-Leader. “So, hopefully I can handle it all. They are classes I enjoy, though. I mean, I have to have them for my major.”

To add even more to his busy schedule, Pulliam plans to computer science as a second major.

According to Jerry Tipton, the last UK basketball player to major in engineering was Todd Svodoba, who played during the 1992-92 season. Svodoba studied chemical engineering.

Pulliam said he hopes his degree will lead him to work for a technology company like Apple

“One day, I’d want to design a new technology, whether it be a smartphone or maybe the control system on a plane or work for Apple. … I want to design stuff,” Pulliam said.

Being a normal college student is hard, so I cannot imagine what Pulliam is doing. Major props to him.

Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

2 Comments for Dillon Pulliam is Kentucky Basketball’s First Engineering Major in 20 Years

  1. Big Blue Shawn
    8:43 pm October 7, 2016 Permalink

    I started at UK at the same time the Bogans class was coming nto UK. I remember Bogans and a few others ended up being Agriculture majors. Good times.

  2. Joey s
    9:15 pm October 7, 2016 Permalink

    svoBoDa. Svoboda. Any spellcheck?