Griffel earns American Farmer degree

Blackburn College men’s basketball player Jon Griffel earned the American Farmer Degree from the FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America).  Griffel, a freshman forward from Gillespie, is only the fourth member of the Gillespie chapter to receive this award in its 60 year history.  Griffel was awarded the honor at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in front of over 59,000 people.

Griffel worked over five years and 3000 hours to achieve the degree.

“One thing that was attractive about recruiting Jon to Blackburn College was his extracurricular activities. Jon has excelled in different areas of his life and his experiences in FFA made Jon a perfect fit for Blackburn College,” said Blackburn Coach Jason Baribeau.

Griffel has played in 16 games so far this season and has averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.