Soccer's Isom Crowned Homecoming Queen
BATON ROUGE - After wrapping up a sensational collegiate career with the Tigers on Friday with a third career NCAA Tournament appearance, LSU senior goalkeeper Mo Isom was crowned Homecoming Queen for the 2011 season during the halftime festivities of Saturday's football game at Tiger Stadium as she became the first athlete in school history to receive such an honor.
Isom, a broadcast journalism major from Marietta, Ga., was elected homecoming queen by a popular vote of the LSU student body conducted through Thursday of last week.
While Isom was crowned the 2011 LSU Homecoming Queen on Saturday night, senior Zachary Corbin, a finance major from Slidell, La., was crowned Homecoming King during the halftime festivities.
"It was such an honor just to be on the Homecoming Court with so many amazing representatives of each class. When they announced my name as Queen, I was literally in shock," Isom said. "It gave me the time to think about everything this University means to me, what it stands for and the many ways it has shaped me into the woman I am today. It really was a surreal experience throughout the day.
"I'm so proud to be a Tiger. I'm also honored that the students here would elect me to represent them as a Homecoming Queen. I love everything about this state, this city and this school."
Isom was joined on the court by two fellow queen candidates Chloe Chetta, a political science major from Kenner, La., and Annisia Osborne, an elementary education major from Shreveport, La.
This year's Homecoming Court included 14 members, including one freshman couple, one sophomore couple, two junior couples and three senior couples. Only the senior court members were eligible for king and queen honors. The court included 12 of 14 representatives from the state of Louisiana.
Members of the 2011 LSU Homecoming Court were selected from a two-round application and interview process with the assistance of a 19-member faculty and staff review team coordinated by Homecoming Court Committee leaders Rachel Rhodes and Megan Then.
"It is our goal to recruit well-rounded student-athletes into our program here at LSU, and Mo has certainly represented herself, her family, our program and this great University with class since the day she first set foot on campus as a freshman four years ago," said LSU head coach Brian Lee. "We're proud to have had Mo as a part of this program, and know that she has a great future in front of her."