AOTW: Tommy Bowen, junior basketball player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week 1/23-1/28 Why Tommy Bowen was selected: Tommy Bowen had a great week on the court, coming off the bench, energizing his team with double digit points in both games this week including a team high 14 points against Delaware Valley. Bowen’s play helped top the Cougars in overtime Wednesday and spark a comeback win over the Aggies on Saturday. Congratulations, Tommy!


Nicole Gaetani

Tommy Bowen, junior basketball player

Name: Tommy Bowen

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing

Minor: Marketing

Hometown: Hummelstown, Pa.

High School: Lower Dauphin

Position: Small Forward

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The team chemistry, as well as the family atmosphere that the basketball team and Wilkes University had.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

Market a boating company, preferably in North Carolina.

Favorite building on campus?

Marts Center.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

To strive to be the best i can be and as a team our goal coming into the season was to make the MAC playofs and win a MAC championship.

Coke or Pepsi?


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

A panini made by Tony.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

The Locker-room.

A quote you live your life by?

“Don’t give up… Don’t ever give up!” – Jimmy V.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Kaster

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I got into basketball as early as i was walking. My whole family has always been a basketball family and i had a love for the game. My brothers all played and my dad coached basketball at my school district my entire life.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Water breaks.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Wakeboarding, boating, haning with family and friends.

Most influential person in your life?

My brothers.

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To be the best you can be and represent yourself and your school with great pride.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Brett Favre

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

The Goon Squad.