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November 9, 2009

RSU Names Mascot and Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

As part of its Centennial Hillcat Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Rogers State University announced the name of its mascot and crowned the university's first Homecoming King and Queen.

More than 300 votes were cast for the top six Hillcat names and the name Hunter received the greatest number of votes. Hunter the Hillcat danced across the court during half-time of the women's basketball game sporting a new jersey emblazoned with his name.

During half-time of the men's basketball game RSU held the coronation for its Homecoming King Andrew Stinson and Queen Hope Chitwood. Claremore Mayor Brant Shallenburger introduced the Homecoming court and RSU President Dr. Larry Rice and his wife, First Lady Peggy Rice announced the winners.

Stinson is a junior majoring in biology. He is an RSU Student Government Association senator, a member of Campus Crusades for Christ, and is active in VOICE a student-led leadership organization. He is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Chitwood is a junior majoring in business administration. She is a member of the RSU Honors Program, Student Government Association, and is the current President of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. She is a native of Pryor.

The RSU Homecoming Court also included queen candidates Erica Taylor a senior from Houston and Ashley Dick a junior from Sperry. King candidates included Brian Goodin a junior from Claremore and Daniel Hardt a senior from Claremore.