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

Sydney Kubes, redshirt Freshman – Women’s Soccer

This week our guest is Sydney Kubes, a redshirt Freshman defenseman from the Women’s Soccer team.  We talk about her love for communication, sharks, rocks, and Zach Bryan. We also chat about the community feel on campus, her hatred of flying, and much more!

Ava Pankratz, Junior – Women’s Cross Country

This week our guest is Ava Pankratz, a junior from the Women’s Cross Country team.  In this colorful interview we talk about her green thumb, whiteboards, black forest gateau and painting.  We also talk about the friendly competition in college running, some training tips for runners, and much more!

Jannah ElNemr, Senior – Women’s Tennis

This week our guest is Jannah ElNemr, a senior from the Women’s Tennis team. Jannah is from Egypt and talks about sorta… getting used to Minnesota weather, what the movies get wrong about the U.S. and Egypt, and much more! 

Kathryn VanArragon, Freshman – Women’s Golf

This week our guest is Kathryn VanArragon, a freshman on the women’s golf team.  Kathryn may be new to campus, but she’s not new to winning – she’s a multiple time state champion, amateur champion, and open champion. We talk about choosing the practical shot vs the pretty shot, which character from ‘The Office’ she would be, and much more!

Glenn Caruso, Head Football Coach

This week our guest is Glenn Caruso, head football coach for St Thomas.  We take a look at the past, the present and the future of his career and the Tommie Football team!

Gene McGivern, Sports Information Director

This week our guest is Gene McGivern from the Athletic Communications office.  If you’ve followed St Thomas athletics at all in the last 29 years, you’ve seen his work in some form or fashion, and we try to condense it all down into one podcast.

Nate Raddatz, Junior Decathlon – Men’s Track & Field

This week our guest is Junior Nate Raddatz from Men’s Track & Field.  We talk about the mentality you must have in the decathlon, choosing track over football, starting a landscaping company, and much more. 

Marthe Degeorges, Sophomore – Women’s Tennis

This week our guest is Sophomore Marthe Degeorges from the Women’s Tennis team.  We talk about leaving her native France for college, her Olympic bloodlines, why ice cream is better here, and much more.

Avery Wukawitz, Freshman Outfielder – Softball

This week our guest is Freshman Outfielder Avery Wukawitz from the softball team.  We talk about being really competitive in gym class, the art of the stolen base, the long team road trips, and much more. 

Brigs Richartz, Sophomore Outfielder – Baseball

This week our guest is Sophomore outfielder Brigs Richartz from the baseball team.  We talk about choosing between hockey and baseball, going from catcher to outfield, long baseball road trips, and much more.