Colorado State University - Pueblo crowns royalty at halftime of Homecoming game

Colorado State University - Pueblo crowns royalty at halftime of Homecoming game

PUEBLO – Two student athletes were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during 2011 Homecoming activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Sept. 20-24. Junior psychology major/sociology minor Jazmin Evans, Colorado Springs, and senior business management major Kristopher Lawrie, Los Angeles, Calif., accepted crowns and capes from last year’s King Adam Herrera at halftime of the ThunderWolves Sept. 24 victory 47-0 victory over Fort Lewis in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. 

The two received the most votes during a student body election on Sept. 21-23 from a slate of eight total candidates.  Candidates had to be a full-time student and at least in their second year at CSU-Pueblo with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Evans is vice president of the Student Ambassador Club as well as a member of the women’s track team. Lawrie is a member of the men’s basketball team.

All candidates were required to attend Homecoming activities, including a pep rally/bonfire and as well as the ThunderWolf Stampede, game, and dance/casino night on Saturday.  Tom and Vivian Hall, owners of Tom G. Hall Drywall, donated ceremonial robes to the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Department for use in the Homecoming coronation. The University’s Automotive Industry Booster Club donated the vehicles for the Homecoming Court.

Other royalty candidates included:

Queen Candidates
  • Gloria Carillo, senior, art, Pueblo
  • Jazmine Cole, sophomore, sociology (criminology), Colorado Springs
  • Elisa Garner, sophomore, sociology (criminology), Canon City
King Candidates
  • Jeff Bazanel, senior, foreign language (Spanish), Pueblo
  • Rafael Elliot, senior, biology, Aurora
  • Bryan Meschke, senior, art, Pueblo

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.