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Press Release | September

Wings Credit Union Awards $10,000 Scholarship to University of St. Thomas Student

September 27, 2023
St. Paul, Minnesota – On Saturday, September 23, Wings Credit Union awarded a $10,000 scholarship to a University of St. Thomas student for winning an on-field contest at the Tommies home football game versus the Morehead State Eagles. Colin McGill, an Opus College of Business student, successfully completed a 25-yard field goal kick to win his prize.

A St. Paul native, Colin is the fourth of five his five siblings to attend the University of St. Thomas. He was encouraged by his brother to sign up for the contest. “When they told me I was chosen, it became a family effort. My two older brothers took me out the day before to practice and then my dad was able to hold the ball for me for the actual kick, while my mom and little sister were watching from the sidelines!”

“This scholarship means so much to me,” Colin told us. “I have been stressed with my financial situation. I am responsible for paying for college and was trying my best to balance a job, academics and club soccer during my first year of college. Winning this $10,000 really allows me to de-stress and focus more on meeting people and enjoying the St. Thomas experience.”

John Wagner, Senior Vice President – Member Experience, was there to congratulate Colin on his prize. “Wings is proud of our partnership with Tommie Athletics. Opportunities like these scholarship contests help us give back to the University of St. Thomas community and support higher education. A huge congratulations to Colin for his efforts!”

On top of the exciting scholarship contest win for Colin, the Tommies defeated the Eagles at the Family Weekend game with a score of 35 to 28.

As the exclusive banking partner of St. Thomas Athletics, Wings is the title sponsor of one University of St. Thomas football, basketball, and hockey game each year, all of which include a scholarship contest. Additionally, the partnership includes a Tommie Athletics co-branded debit card, financial literacy programs for student athletes and integration into the Tommie game day experience.

More details about the partnership can be found at

About Wings Credit Union
Wings Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned credit union headquartered in Apple Valley, Minnesota. With over $9 billion in assets, Wings is Minnesota’s largest credit union and serves over 367,000 members in all 50 states.

Wings members enjoy some of the area's best savings and lending rates, convenient mobile and online access, over 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs and 26 branch locations throughout the state of Minnesota, plus offices in Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando, and Seattle. Founded in 1938, Wings’ membership eligibility has grown to include anyone who lives or works in 34 Minnesota and Wisconsin counties, plus broader eligibility options. You can learn more about Wings by visiting their website at<

About the University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas is a comprehensive Catholic university located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It’s home to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, St. Thomas has established itself as the largest private institution in the state of Minnesota. Tommie Athletics is believed to be the first in the modern era of the NCAA to reclassify directly from Division III to Division I. St. Thomas fields 21 varsity sports and are members of the Summit League, Pioneer Football League, Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).
About Tommie Sports Properties
Tommie Sports Properties encompasses a combined staff focused on ticket sales and service, as well as comprehensive multimedia rights, all entirely dedicated to representing St. Thomas. This team is integrated alongside Dr. Esten’s administration and manages a corporate partner platform to elevate opportunities for local, regional and national businesses of all sizes wanting to align with the Tommies.
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Keep up with all of the latest news in Tommie athletics by following them on Twitter (@tommieathletics), Instagram (@tommieathletics), or Facebook (/tommieathletics).

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