Ball State Tau crowned Homecoming King

8 October


The 415 participants in this year’s Air Jam weren’t the only ones dancing and singing Thursday night.

Emens Auditorium had a full house watching 21 acts as they attempted to win one of the prestigious Air Jam awards.

Jenna Day, Air Jam chairwoman, said Air Jam is the most anticipated event of Homecoming Week for a reason.

“It has a lot of creativity,” Day said. “With up to 20 people in a group, you could be dancing with your best friends or people you don’t even know, especially with some of the fraternities and sororities teaming up.”

As usual, Air Jam tickets sold out. People in the audience were singing and screaming for their favorite acts. Some were even getting out of their seats and dancing.

Air Jam requires each act to have five to 20 members. Each group pieced together song clips to dance and lip sync to.

Senior Michael Humphrey, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said it wasn’t easy bringing home a win in the greek category for the third year in a row.

“We really just tried to out do ourselves once again,” Humphrey said. “Me and the brothers just sat down and tried to find something that would work. We practiced three times a week.”

After all 21 acts performed, the 2010 Homecoming king and queen were announced. John Towle of Alpha Tau Omega and Morgan Smith of Chi Omega were crowned.

For more on Air Jam and the king and queen, check Saturday’s issue of The Ball State Daily News, available in print at the parade and in the tailgating lot as well as online.

Air Jam winners:

Outlet – Independent and Overall

Sigma Alpha Epsilon – Greek

BSU Elite – Crowd Favorite

Homecoming King:

John Towle of Alpha Tau Omega

Homecoming Queen:

Morgan Smith of Chi Omega

Homecoming Court:

Ronnie Bell of Student Government Association

Paul Desmond of American Institute of Architecture Students

John Naffziger of Alpha Phi

Chris Rios of Spectrum

Ashlyn Ackerman of American Institute of Architecture Students

Jenika Garetson of Spectrum

Lauren Mazur of University Singers

Katrena Thompson of Student Voluntary Services

Homecoming Banner winners:

START – Independent

Studebaker West – Residence Hall and Overall

Sigma Alpha Epsilon – Greek

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