A victory was “made in Chattanooga” for Homecoming when the Mocs beat Furman 31 to 9 at Finley Stadium. For notes on the game, visit the UTC Athletics website here. In addition to football, Homecoming 2013 had plenty of fun events for students, alumni, and the community.
To begin the week, student organizations painted banners to hang from the University Center. Inspired by the theme “Made in Chattanooga,” the banners featured images of iconic area landmarks and locally manufactured products.
Students and the campus community came together for the kick-off pep rally in Heritage Plaza. The event included music from the UTC band, cheers from the UTC spirit squads, and appearances from City of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, UTC Chancellor Dr. Steve Angle, UTC Athletics Director David Blackburn, and Mocs Football Coach Russ Huesman.
This year’s Homecoming Court was announced. The candidates for 2013 Homecoming Queen are Sarah Barnes, Ashley Broadway, Nicole Coppinger, Erin Mercer, and Caroline Speakman. The candidates for 2013 Top Moc are Robert Fisher, Drew Fry, Chris Stiner, Adam Wilson, and Zach Pursley (not pictured).
Students “sang” and danced the night away at the annual Lip Sync competition. First Place Organization went to the Residence Hall Association. First Place Fraternity went to Phi Delta Theta, second to Kappa Alpha Order, and third to Alpha Phi Alpha. First Place Sorority went to Chi Omega, second to Sigma Kappa, and third to Alpha Delta Pi.
Student organizations competed in trout joust, tug-of-war, bed races, and more fun events during Field Games.
The Step Show didn’t disappoint this year with student organizations bring their best steps and dance moves to an audience of thousands to McKenzie Arena. Chi Omega won first place for Best Sorority, Sigma Kappa won second place, and Kappa Delta won third place. Lambda Chi Alpha won first place for Best Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha won second, and Kappa Alpha Order won third place. The M-Squad won first place for Best Organization, and the Residence Hall Association won second.