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Tommie Talks

Tommie Talks provides an inside look at St. Thomas athletics, where we get to know those who wear the purple and grey. Hosted by the Voice of the Tommies, Corbu Stathes.

Latest Episodes

Jordyn Lamker, Sophomore Forward – Women’s Basketball

This week our guest is Sophomore forward Jordyn Lamker from the Women’s Basketball team.  We talk about her family connection to the women’s basketball program, the growth of the program in year 2 of the transition, a good buffalo chicken dip, and much more.

Rico Blasi, Head Coach – Men’s Hockey

This week our guest is Rico Blasi, Head Coach for the Men’s Hockey team. We talk about taking a program from D3 to D1 in a state full of talent and competition, how he got into coaching, how it’s going in year 2, and much more.

Rob Vischer, President – University of St Thomas

This week our guest is Rob Vischer, President of the University.  We talk about what Division 1 athletics mean to St Thomas, how the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena and other construction projects benefit the University, blending faith and reason, and much more!

Joe Rudd, Sophomore – Men’s Swimming & Diving

This week our guest is Joe Rudd, a sophomore on the Men’s Swimming and Diving team. We talk about the family tattoo, the fine art of improvement, cooking healthy and much more.
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Joe Rudd, Sophomore – Men’s Swimming & Diving

This week our guest is Joe Rudd, a sophomore on the Men’s Swimming and Diving team.  We talk about the family tattoo, the fine art of improvement, cooking healthy and much more.    
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Jemal Griffin, Senior Associate Athletics Director

This week our guest is Jemal Griffin – Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Welfare & Development. He talks about the holistic development of student athletes on and off the field, how his faith guided him towards his current position, how baseball shaped his life, and much more.
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Eric Douville, SR Sprinter – Men’s Track & Field

This week our guest is Eric Douville. He talks about why he felt ready for the transition from D3 to D1, his love for customizing shoes, the different personality types in the track world, and much more.

Maggie Negaard, Senior Guard – Women’s Basketball

This week our guest is Maggie Negaard, a Sr Guard on the Women’s basketball team. We talk about her family ties to St Thomas, the annual family tournaments, the prospect of being a teacher, and much more.
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Grace Urkiel, Junior – Women’s Swimming & Diving

This week our guest is Grace Urkiel, Junior on the Women’s Swim and Dive Team. She talks about realizing she could compete at the D1 level, how the team’s family feel helps alleviate pressure, a future career in law enforcement, and much more.

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Brooks Allen, Senior Forward – Men’s Basketball

This week our guest is Brooks Allen, Senior Forward for the Tommie Men’s Basketball team. He talks about his unlikely road to becoming a member of a Division I basketball team, why he chose a new number for this season, having a viral social media post, and much more.
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