Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Homecoming Royalty Crowned Oct. 11

KINGSVILLE - October 13, 2008

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

King and Queen

The students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have selected this year’s Homecoming King and Queen and their court. The winners were crowned at halftime of the Javelina football game Saturday, Oct. 11.

This year’s Homecoming Queen is Diana Zarate, a sophomore kinesiology major, biology minor from Mexico. The Homecoming King is Carlos Saldana, a senior biomedical sciences major from Kingsville. Both were sponsored by the American Medical Student Association.

Xochitl Gomez was the first runner-up for queen and Ashley Salinas was the second runner-up. Gomez is a senior kinesiology and biology major from Laredo and was sponsored by PEP Talk. Salinas is a junior communications sciences disorders major, psychology minor from Alice. She was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

The remaining finalists for queen included Bridget Flores, a senior kinesiology major, psychology minor from Robstown, sponsored by the Health and Kinesiology Club; and Kristie Vela, a junior journalism major, speech minor from Falfurrias, sponsored by Footlights.

Derrell Pratt-Blackburn was first runner-up for king while Victor Orellana was second runner-up. Pratt-Blackburn, a senior kinesiology major, biology minor from Arlington was sponsored by the Health and Kinesiology Club. Orellana is a junior mechanical engineering major from Kingsville. He was sponsored by Omega Delta Phi.

The remaining finalists for king included Jai Leal, a senior kinesiology major, biology minor from Kingsville, sponsored by Sigma Chi; and Robert Dominguez, a senior electrical engineering major from Brownsville, sponsored by the TAMUK Bodybuilding Association.


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