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November 19, 2015

More than 100 rubber ducks were tossed from the second-floor of the high bay during the first annual “Chuck-A-Duck” competition on November 19.

Faculty, staff and students from UDM’s McNichols campus paid $2 for a chance to throw a rubber duck toward a target in the middle of the high bay.

"I got the idea from intermission entertainment at junior hockey games," says Dr. Rachelle Belanger, professor in Biology.  "Contestants purchase pucks to throw on the ice.  The puck closest to the target wins a prize."

Taylor Tapert, freshman in Nursing, won the $30 prize when her duck landed 9.5 inches from the target.

Chuck-A-Duck winner Taylor Tapert, freshman in Nursing with Dr. Rachelle Belanger, professor in Biology

Chuck-A-Duck winner Taylor Tapert, freshman in Nursing,
with Dr. Rachelle Belanger, professor in Biology

"I threw it basketball style, over hand," says Tapert.  "I really didn’t think about how it would bounce."

The proceeds from the event support UDM’s Biology Club and prostate cancer research.

See additional photographs from the event.

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Chuck-A-Duck contestants

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