Ski-U-Mah Gophers!! My name is Ethan Dado from Amery, Wisconsin and I am a Junior studying Agricultural Education and Animal Science. A fun fact about me is that I have an extremely slow heartbeat (43 bpm); only six beats per minute away from beating the world record! I have loved creating my second home here at the University of Minnesota by getting involved with FarmHouse Fraternity, the Gopher Dairy Judging Team, Gopher Pep Band, Agricultural Education Club and serving on the CFANS Student Board. My first home was on my family’s dairy farm, where we milk over 450 Holstein cows and raise 1,300 acres of corn and alfalfa. I love cows, agriculture, sports, and everything Maroon and Gold. I cannot wait for my senior year and to be on Homecoming Court to continue sharing my Gopher Pride!
Greetings, fellow Gophers! My name is Christian Dube, and I’m a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I'm originally from Brooklyn Park, MN, which is just 10 miles from campus. Minnesota born and raised, I've bled maroon and gold my entire life, and the University of Minnesota was the only place I applied to go to college. On campus, I’m an active member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity (Sammy) and the Interfraternity Council (IFC). On IFC, I have had the opportunity to serve as the Vice President of Recruitment and am passionate about seeing such a great community grow. I’m excited to see what my senior year has in store for me and am honored to serve as a member of the 2016 Homecoming Court! Ski-U-Mah!
Hi everyone! My name is Jason Lambert, and I am a senior in the College of Liberal Arts here at the U. I was born and raised in Woodbury, Minnesota and have lived in the Twin Cities my whole life. I am majoring in psychology with a certificate in human resource development. Being a part of the U of M campus community for the past three years has been an amazing opportunity for me. Since I’ve been here, I’ve had the chance to get involved with groups like Unlimited Dance Marathon, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Welcome Week Leaders, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Interfraternity Council. This University has given me so much, and I am honored to give back and participate in the 2016 Homecoming Royalty Court. GO GOPHERS!
Hey Gopher! I am Bradley Prom, but I go by Brad...I'm just gonna breeze over the fact that my last name is Prom, and I am on Homecoming Court...Born and raised in New Berlin, WI, but now I call Minneapolis my home, and I am a senior in our BA Theatre Arts program! I am super stoked to be part of the Homecoming Court and look forward to all the festivities. I love getting involved and meeting new people. To stay busy, I walk backwards around campus as a tour guide, and I serve as the General Manager and Publicity Manager for Open Stage Student Theatre. As an avid theatre-goer and participant, I love going to see shows around the Twin Cities and being onstage at Rarig and the Ted Mann Concert Hall. Some of my other favorite pass-times are: reading, eating, cheering on the Gophers in TCF, while rocking the Gopher-alls if I do say so myself, and of course, watching Netflix. Gotta love my "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." I can't wait to share with everyone how proud I am to call myself a Golden Gopher! SKI-U-MAH!
Hola amigos y amigas! My name is Jay Reinoso, and I'm a junior from Grayslake, IL studying Spanish & Portuguese and Italian. On campus I've been involved as an Orientation Leader for the Class of 2019, I currently serve as the chapter president of Alpha Tau Omega, and I am a 2016 Welcome Week Leader. Outside of the campus community, I've volunteered at a local charter school where I worked as a teaching assistant for 5th graders, and I've been involved with Comunidad Latina Unida en Servicio (CLUES). One of my favorite Gopher memories has to be going through Pride & Spirit for the 2nd time as a student through my role as an Orientation Leader. It was such an energizing environment to be surrounded by all the Gopher spirit not only from the Class of 2019 but from the Welcome Week Leaders, fellow Orientation Leaders, and U of M staff and faculty. Nothing beats filling up the student section with hoards of Gopher fans jazzed to see the Gophers win the game! I am thrilled to be serving as Royalty and for all the groovy adventures that are ahead of me with my senior year as a Gopher!
Hey Gophers! My name is Lexy Edwards. I’m a current junior at the U, studying Family Social Science with plans to attend grad school for Social Work! I’m originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the land where mountains have faces. On Saturdays in the fall you can find me on top of a tower of girls (phrasing) at TCF Bank Stadium, facing the wrong direction yelling at you to yell at our football team. Aside from being a captain of the All-Girl Cheerleading team, I’m an avid Netflix watcher and a strong believer that coffee, country music, and yoga can fix almost anything. I am super excited for all that my senior year has in store, and I cannot wait to be apart of your 2016 Homecoming Royalty Court, GO SOTA!
Hello! My name is Audrey Lane. I am a senior from Lakeville MN studying Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development with a minor in History. On campus, I’m in Beta of Clovia Sorority, the University of Minnesota’s Women’s Chorus, the Gopher Dairy Club, 5+1 Bible Study, and the University’s Honors Program. I also research islet cell transplantation within the Schulze Diabetes Institute. I aspire to become a doctor and complete clinical research. A personal goal of mine is to step foot in every building on West Bank, East Bank, and St. Paul: so far I’ve been in sixty-one percent! I’m thrilled to be on the U of M’s Homecoming Court, SKI-U-MAH!
Hi Gophers! My name is Autumn Moder, and I live in Maplewood, MN. I am majoring in Speech- language-Hearing Science and likely minoring in Neuroscience. Some fun facts about me are, I was previously Homecoming Queen my Senior year of High School at North St. Paul. I used to have a dog named Purple; he wasn’t purple, though… I also LOVE to go outside either to hike or lay out and soak up the sun. I recently got back from a study abroad in Ireland for a week where I had a blast! I volunteer through Fairview in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology department at the new Clinics and Surgery Center, and I am a part of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA). I am so proud of being a Golden Gopher because I have been privileged to be a part of all of these opportunities. At first, I was slightly apprehensive to attend such a big university because I didn’t know if I would be accepted and properly accommodated, as I am hard-of-hearing and need an interpreter in my courses. However, I was very fortunate to have such a welcoming atmosphere here, and I always want to share these positive experiences with everyone. I am always proud to tell people how great it is to be a Golden Gopher because of how accepting the U and all of my classmates here have been. I have not regretted stepping out of my comfort zone when I decided to come here, and I am so excited to now be able to be a part of the Homecoming 2016 Royalty Court! SKI-U-MAH!
Hello all! My name is Priyanka Shah, or as most people know me, Pinky! I am currently a senior in Carlson double majoring in Finance and International Business. Growing up in Eden Prairie, I’ve been lucky to call Minnesota my home for nearly all of my life. After spending this spring semester studying abroad Spain, I am so excited to be once again surrounded my maroon and gold. I stay busy on campus as a member of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, the University of Minnesota Marching Band, and through volunteer work with the Children’s Hospital. In my free time I love to be outdoors, travel, spend time with friends and family and cheer for the Gophers. My motto is that life is always better when you’re laughing. SKI U MAH!
Hi Gophers! It’s Haley, your Homecoming Court representative who was born and raised right here in Minnesota! I’ll be graduating next spring with an Elementary Education Foundations degree and will be attending graduate school the following year. I have a passion for children and new experiences, so as for future plans, I would love to teach in an Urban Elementary School and spend my summers traveling. If you’re a hockey fan, I’ve probably seen you at a game or two! I am the proud captain of the Gopher Hockey Cheerleading team, which has been a huge part of my life for three years now. When I’m not in the classroom or on the ice, I enjoy rollerblading, doing yoga, cheering on the Twins, watching musicals, and spending time with my wonderful friends and teammates. I look forward to Homecoming each year, but this year is going to be extremely special! I am so honored to have the opportunity to be part of the Homecoming Royalty Court and look forward to spreading my Gopher Pride across campus! Rah, Rah, Rah, SKI-U-MAH!