Hometown: Germantown, Tenn.
Familiar, but Surprising
When Morgan Arant '12 started thinking about college, Davidson was high on his list. The son of two Davidson alumni, "I looked at small liberal arts colleges because I didn't know what I wanted to do. Davidson's Honor Code was important to me." There were some things he didn't expect. "I lived in sub-free housing my freshman year, and I was surprised at how well we all meshed. When we chose rooms sophomore year we wound up living together again."
Lifting His Voice in Song...
A possible classics major, Arant is busy with a range of activities, from sports talk to music. "I'm not the best singer-I'd say I'm decent-but I sang in a church youth choir when I was in high school, and I like singing in the Davidson Concert Choir. There I can sing and have fun."
... and On the Air
Every Monday, Arant co-hosts "Logan and the Lobster's Sports Talk" on student radio station WALT with Logan Lewis '12. "We've done a few interviews-my favorite was with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when he was here to talk about ethics." The WALT gig helped Arant secure a summer internship at a Memphis radio station.
I Am the Lobster (Goo Goo Ga Joob)
At home basketball games, Arant dresses up as a white lobster to generate fan support for Bryant Barr '10. "My freshman hall counselor asked if I would do it. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but Bryant seemed like a nice guy. And I went to Maine once." The costume has opened unexpected doors. "I was mentioned in an article on ESPN.com, and when Dick Vitale was here in 2009, I got to play basketball with him."
Off Air and Off Court
In class, Arant is a fan of Professor of Classics Michael Toumazou. "He's passionate about his subject, and he enjoys teaching. He's helped me learn Greek. He's a big help-always." And Arant understands that college is about more than singing, sports and crustacean costumes. "I try to prioritize my studies, and I've had decent grades. The professors are very helpful, the classes are interesting and engaging. And I've learned a lot."