One Shining Cougar: Vanessa Marcil

Well that game sucked a fat one.  I know everyone can agree with that, even UConn fans.  Here at Thunder Treats, the tale of the 2011 Championship was a very different story.

Voting ended with the final buzzer of the real championship and with number 2 seed Vanessa Marcil receiving 53.8% of the votes to best Elizabeth Hurley.  This was the second year in a row that Hurley lost in the championship round, not unlike Butler.

Voting started on Thursday, March 31 and there were countless lead changes.  In the end, after over 50,000 votes since the Sexy 16, Marcil came out victorious.

I’d like to thank everyone who voted and linked to us throughout the tournament, you guys really made this something special this year and I can’t wait for next March to do it all again!  From Jimmy Traina at to Bob at and Jerod at to the guys at, we couldn’t have done it without your support!  Also, thanks to whoever thought to put us against Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive bracket in this weeks issue of Sports Illustrated, although I have to argue the 15 seed!

Enjoy more pictures of Vanessa below along with Thunder Treats own version of One Shining Moment!  Thanks again everyone!

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