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Justin Brunelle

June and Justin Brunelle

Are you an alumnus of ODU?
          We both completed our undergraduate degrees at ODU (June in English, Justin in Computer Science) and Justin is currently working to finish his PhD in Computer Science.

What is your favorite memory of ODU Athletics?
           While it is difficult to select an absolute favorite, two from recent memory that stand out are Jazz Walters' game winner against UVA to send the Lady Monarchs to the Sweet 16 in 2008 and watching the first football team run out of the tunnel in 2009.

Why do you support ODU athletics and its student-athletes?
          We contribute to ODAF because of the sense of community and excitement that athletics brings to the campus and the exposure it gives ODU. While we were students, ODU athletic events were a very big part of our collegiate experiences, and we give back to help current students and student athletes create their own experiences.

What do you like most about ODU as a whole?
We enjoy being back on campus to see the changing landscape, being part of ODU's growing national brand, and the passion that those working at the university have for their work.

What makes you most proud of ODU?
        We are not only proud of all the athletic accomplishments ODU has had - these are obviously highly visible - but also the academic successes. We continue to meet alumni that have excelled in their careers and in society and are representing ODU very well.

If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would it be and why?
           Quality. ODU offers a quality athletics department, a quality education, and a high quality community.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
         Justin's parents, Jim and Janet, are also football season ticket holders and alumni of ODU, and introduced Justin to Lady Monarch basketball in 1995. The Brunelles tailgate together before football games in the White Lot. Additionally, we are such big fans that we had our engagement pictures take at Foreman Field (photo credit: EyeCaptures Photography).