Mali Marshall, son of legendary Barbados and West Indies pacer Malcolm Marshall, led a list of sportspersons who received papers at the University of the West Indies, graduation held on Saturday at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.
Medium pacer Mali plays for Wanderers who will be returning to local cricket’s elite division in 2014. He gained a Bachelor of Science degree along with clubmate and wicketkeeper Renaldo Arthur.
YMPC batsman Steve Blackett got a Bachelor of Science degree along with Clint St Hill who plays for Pickwick, the club of his father, former Barbados batsman Clinton St Hill.
Windwards and UWI batsman Miles Bascombe gained his Master’s of Science in Electronic Commerce while former local number one badminton player Shari Watson took her MSc in banking and finance.
The volleyball fraternity was represented by Barbados libero Robert Gooding of The Club who earned his Bachelor of Arts while BSc degrees were gained by Jewel Hoyte of Toners and Takima Daniels of Flow Sentry Brokers Deacons.
Former Combermere prolific scorer in hockey and current Barbados forward Che Warner received his first degree with a Bachelor of Science.
The beaming pride on the faces of the sportspersons was equalled by that of Principal of Cave Hill, Sir Hilary Beckles who had chartered a path of sporting excellence at the campus.
Sir Hilary gave personal congratulations to Bascombe who was a member of the Cave Hill team that won a record four elite titles in cricket.