Good Morning America was all about Arkansas on Wednesday, April 6. T.J. Holmes, an Arkansas native and UA alum, returned home to share some of the stories of the Natural State with the rest of the country.
Among the specials that aired included a spotlight of the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation, and an overview of what makes Arkansas special for the “Rise and Shine” segment — from the nation’s “oldest” national park to the local businesses that represent the soul of the state.
“This morning I want you to know, and I am very proud of this Rise and Shine, to let you see there’s more to my home state,” Holmes says.
For National Student-Athlete Day, Holmes visited with a few Hogs in Razorback Stadium to share the full picture of what goes into being an athlete on campus today. From the men’s basketball team, he spoke with coach Eric Musselman and players Kamani Johnson, Jaylin Williams and Davonte Davis. Watch that full video below.
Holmes also talked with a few female athletes to gather their perspectives, like Kethlin Campbell, a junior track and field runner, and Amanda Elswick, a senior on the gymnastics team. Watch that full video here.
Finally, GMA shared the story of Cam Little, kicker for the Razorback football team, who has been using his platform to raise money for Down syndrome awareness. Watch that full video here.