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Rowing's Quin Thames Wins 2011 Mr. LMU Contest

April 13, 2011



The 2011 Mr. LMU was a hit! Not only did it provide a place for eight male athletes to display their many talents and charms, but it also gave the student-athletes a chance to show support for their teammates outside of practice and games. The event hosted by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee proved itself successful by bringing in a record amount of money that will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Mr. LMU candidates were able to strut their stuff during the introduction, talent, and Q&A sections of the night. From singing and/or dancing, to seeing who could eat a burrito the fastest, the guys did well to involve the crowd in their performances. However serious, clever or troubled each act was, the crowd was taken by freshman Quin Thames' unique routine with the Chinese yo-yo. Quincy Lawson gave an outstanding performance on the drums and Matt Duncan serenaded the crowd with his vocal performance. Scott Donahue busted a couple moves that made the audience squirm with both laughter and amazement. Before the votes were tallied for the next Mr. LMU, there was a respectful tribute to the late David Kucera from the Men's Soccer Team. A slideshow put together by teammate Mitch Boland showed pictures of David from his childhood to college years. Following the slideshow, SAAC President Casey Flacks announced the donation of a banner to the team in David's honor.

After the tribute, the event came to a close by announcing the night's winners - Jonas Reiter from Men's Soccer in third place, John Mikuzis from Men's Water Polo in second place, and Quin Thames was named the official new Mr. LMU!


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