Tommy Mo, the mascot, has been getting crowds pumped-up since February 2006. This year, for the first time, two students received Spirit Scholarships to don the Tommy Mo oversized head and wardrobe. Their names are Andy Christianson and Emma Reno. It is unusual for a woman to portray Tommy Mo, but Reno is up to the task saying, “People smile and get so happy when they see him. That’s all that I want to do with this position, to make people’s day and to share my love for TMC.” She came to TMC from Hillsboro High School in Ohio, where during senior year she was her school’s mascot, “The Indian.”
Christianson was “The Knight,” his senior year at Northwest High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and went as far as sending a video of some of his best performances to President Armstrong who instantly told the admissions’ team, “We’ve found our next Tommy Mo.” Christianson and Reno are just the beginning. As the mascot program grows, and Tommy Mo joins the 2016 National JAMfest Championship winning TMC Cheerleaders on the sidelines, we are sure to see even more students stepping forward to be a part of this lively Thomas More College tradition.
On a side note, a new Tommy Mo outfit design will be introduced in spring 2017. The new costume was designed through a Student Government Committee with input from Student Affairs, Athletics, and various faculty and staff.
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