Athlete Spotlight: Bryce Thompson

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by ALEX BAUMANN, CSU Public Relations Intern


This week’s Male Athlete of the Week is Bryce Thompson. Thompson is a junior on the MSU Mens Golf team. Thompson is from Chisago Lakes, MN. Thompson’s accolades include being name to the All-NSIC Second team in the 2016-2017 season, as well as being named NSIC Men’s Golfer of the Week in 2018 after carding rounds of 70, 76 and 68 and his 214 (+1) placing him second at the Holiday Inn Express Classic held in St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 9-10, 2018. Let’s get to know Bryce better.

  1. What three words best describe you?
    • Positive, Driven, Friendly 
  2. What tops your list of pet peeves? 
    • Dirty dishes
  3. As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
    • Try to figure out how to add more humans
  4. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
    • Dropped my phone in the hot tub last week, but I was due for an upgrade anyways so I got a new one. So that kind of worked out 
  5. Who is your all-time favorite sports star?
    • Tiger Woods
  6.  What is your most prized possession?
    • My golf clubs
  7.  What three items can always be found in your refrigerator
    • Hot Sauce, apples, grandmas homemade jam 
  8.   What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
    • Golf at a high level 
  9.  Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
    • Eric Church
  10.  What movie title best describes your life?
    • Step Brothers (because I think it’s funny and I like to enjoy myself) or Happy Gilmore (because I like to golf)
  11.  What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
    • Meeting my girlfriend by far
  12.  What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
    • Not sure
  13.  If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have?
    • Pro Golfer
  14. Who inspires you to be better?
    • My girlfriend and my family 
  15.  What is something you will NEVER do again?
    • Stick my tongue on a frozen pole 
  16.  What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?
    • Magic Mike or 50 shades of grey 
  17.  If you could have a super power, what would it be? 
    • Ability to fly 
  18.  If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 
    • Give money back to my parents for taking care of me over the years
  19.  What type of music would you (do you) sing in the shower? 
    • Country (Eric Church)
  20.  What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? 
    • The people and the relationships from sports and classes 

Thank you to Bryce for taking the time to answer these questions. The Athlete Spotlight is weekly segment in order to feature Spring sport athletes throughout the rest of Spring semester and help readers get to know MSU athletes a little bit better. If you are an athlete or know of an athlete who should be featured on the Athlete Spotlight, send an email to 

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