The University of Alabama

Students Select Five Seniors for UA Homecoming Court

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The 2011 University of Alabama Homecoming Court was chosen in a general student election held Tuesday, Oct. 4, on campus.

The following students were selected as members of the 2011 UA Homecoming Court:

Erika Baranek of Gloucester, Va., a communication studies major sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Coresa Nancy Hogan of Birmingham, a marketing major sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Fernanda Lima of Douglasville, Ga., an accounting major sponsored by the University Honors Program

Emily McLaughlin of Montgomery, a nursing major sponsored by Phi Mu Sorority

Mary Talley of Orlando, Fla., an interior design major sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

(Photos by Margo V. Smith, The Crimson White)

The 2011 UA Homecoming Queen will be announced Friday, Oct. 7, during a pep rally on the Quad beginning at 7 p.m. The queen will be crowned at halftime of the homecoming football game between Alabama and Vanderbilt Saturday, Oct. 8, at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Some 8,245 votes were cast in this year’s election; voting was done online through student myBama accounts.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.