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Loras College freshman 31st in family


Thursday, one Loras College freshman continued a major family legacy.

Tim O'Brien is the 31st member of his family to attend Loras College.

It's a tradition spanning three generations. His great uncle graduated from the school in 1919.

His dad and one of his brothers attended Loras College, but O'Brien - the youngest of five children - said he didn't feel pressured to attend.

"We all chose Loras for our own individual reasons, and I think they all had great success and loved it, so I think I will, too," he said.

The O'Briens weren't counting second cousins when they came up with that figure of Tim O'Brien as number 31. They say second cousins could put the number of Loras family members in the 50s.

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