One lucky spin nets student a $1,000 Land O’Lakes scholarship

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 4:00pm

Excitement mounted during a break at the Dec. 6 Golden Gophers men’s basketball game when two students came to center court with Land O’Lakes representatives Brandi DeVries and Heidi Riese. Goldy Gopher spun the prize wheel, which selected Ryan Thompson as the lucky winner of a $1,000 scholarship from Land O’Lakes. Thompson is a freshman anthropology major in the College of Liberal Arts. Watch Goldy spin the wheel

Ryan Thompson and fellow student Jennifer Brown were finalists in a trivia contest held by Land O’Lakes, which is the presenting sponsor of the Gopher Student Weekly e-newsletter. After answering trivia questions, students were automatically entered into the scholarship drawing.

Thompson and Brown are among the many students on campus who frequently see and hear about Land O’Lakes, thanks to sponsorships, appearances at campus events, and giveaway items.

Pictured above, L-R are: Heidi Riese (College Relations), Brandi DeVries (Community Relations), Jennifer Brown, Goldy Gopher, Ryan Thompson.