Fuller, Cavender take home crowns
SMU’s Homecoming 2013 welcomed home alumni from across the nation and brought together much of the current student body for the final day of celebration Saturday.
According to Taylor Thompson, Student Foundation’s Homecoming chair, this past Homecoming week “went flawlessly.”
“We had an incredibly successful week,” Thompson said. “We’ve never had this many organizations participate in Homecoming before.”
With first-time additions to the week’s festivities, Thompson explained integrating events that hadn’t been done in the past, but proved to be very successful, and even increased the spirit in participation for the competing organizations.
“The promotional video and Canstruction were our two new things,” Thompson said.
The increase in opportunities for spirit carried over into float building, of which Thompson said they’ve “never really had that many moving parts,” including floats that used water effects and even one with dry ice used as smoke.
Chi Omega and Beta Theta Pi won the float building competition, with Delta Delta Delta and Kappa Alpha Order coming in second, followed by Pi Beta Phi and Phi Gamma Delta in third.
Alpha Chi Omega and Lambda Chi Alpha took home the Spirit Award.
Alpha Chi Omega’s Domenica Fuller and Beta Theta Pi’s Zane Cavender were crowned Homecoming Queen and King.
Fuller said the week of preparation and competition was “an incredible opportunity…to bond with [her] sisters and meet different people around campus.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed Homecoming activities, and made great memories for my senior year,” Fuller said. “SMU’s Homecoming is a very special tradition and I feel lucky that I had the opportunity to be a part of it.”
The all-Greek Homecoming Step Show, which took place Saturday evening following the game, also named winners of the other big Homecoming tradition.
Of the competing teams, Alpha Pi Alpha, Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Lambda Beta took first; Sigma Lambda Gamma and Beta Upsilon Chi won second; Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Theta, Eta Iota Sigma and Omega Delta Phi were awarded third place.