Homecoming Club Competitions A Success
Freed-Hardeman University’s 2011 Homecoming events are over and were a success for those involved. Always a captivating portion of homecoming, FHU’s club competitions were a hit with both students and visiting alumni.
Paint It Up began early Thursday, Nov. 3, on the front windows of the Wallace-Gano Dining Hall. The six social clubs each painted a mural representational of the Homecoming theme, “The Legend Lives On.” Phi Kappa Alpha took third place; Sigma Rho, second; and Theta Nu, the most recently added club on campus, came away with first place.
Puff It Up, a powder-puff football game, was Monday, Nov. 7. After a heated double elimination bracket, Theta Nu placed third, Phi Kappa Alpha placed second and Sigma Rho came away with the first place title.
Puff It Up, the Spirit Leader Showdown was on Monday night as well. Males from each of the six clubs presented cheerleading routines for the audience and judges, cheerleaders from Chester County High School. Chi Beta Chi placed third, Phi Kappa Alpha and Xi Chi Delta tied for second place and Sigma Rho took first place.
Hoop It Up, the club basketball tournament, occupied Tuesday night. Teams for the six clubs and the independent team Staff Infection, which was composed of a mixture of graduate assistant and student coaches for the Lion and Lady Lion basketball teams, competed in the double elimination tournament. Third place went to Xi Chi Delta, second place to Sigma Rho and Staff Infection secured the first place win.
Rev It Up, a soapbox race, was held Thursday morning after chapel. Clubs entered homemade cars that were judged based on time and appearance. Third place ended with a tie between Gamma Tau Omega and Chi Beta Chi. Xi Chi Delta took third place and Phi Kappa Alpha took first.
Pep It Up, the homecoming pep rally, was moved to Friday night this year. The Lions and Lady Lions were present to witness each club’s cheers and antics for the teams. Besides blaring cheers, the night also included a Gotcha game and 3-point basketball competition between club representatives and basketball players. Chi Beta Chi received third place; Phi Kappa Alpha, second place; and Sigma Rho, first.
Prior the basketball games Saturday, each club prepared a tailgating station where students, faculty and alumni could enjoy games, food and fellowship. Sigma Rho received third place based on their station; Chi Beta Chi, second place; and Phi Kappa Alpha, first.
Between the Lady Lion and Lion basketball games Saturday, Gamma Tau Omega was awarded the Amy Glass Spirit Trophy for best exemplifying the spirit of Homecoming. After the games, executive officers of the Student Alumni Association, Brooke Smith and Allie Martin, presented awards for each event and announced the Homecoming champion winner. Chi Beta Chi won third place overall, Phi Kappa Alpha finished in second place, and Sigma Rho was awarded the first place trophy as the champions of Homecoming 2011.
Homecoming is coordinated each year by the Student Alumni Association. SAA’s sponsor, Ann Marie Williams, executive officers, Brooke Smith and Allie Martin, and the SAA members were thrilled with the outcome of the club competitions and alumni events. Williams said, “When I see students, alumni, and visitors coming together for the school and having a great time on campus, I know it’s been a successful Homecoming.”
Photos from the Homecoming events will be available online in the upcoming weeks at photos.fhu.edu. For more information on Homecoming or other alumni events, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 731-989-6021.