Denver — After finishing in the Broncos weight room on Wednesday, Broncos guard Zane Beadles entered a community classroom to give a presentation on balancing academics and athletics to students at the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists Technical Resource Center.
As a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in mechanical engineering, Beadles was able to give the group of students first-hand advice on how to succeed in both academics and athletics.
“A lot of people and a lot of kids think you can’t do both athletics and academics,” Beadles said before the program. “While it was difficult going through college, if you really put your mind to it, you can do it. It’s no problem. Kids being able to see that, I think is a good thing because obviously they are interested in sports and things like that, but they can also realize that they can focus on their academics as well.”
He delivered a motivational lecture on strategies that he utilized in college while he was faced with the obstacle of pursuing a difficult major and participating in Division I athletics.