Neon Nights: Homecoming 2013

Oct 17, 2013

Heidelberg was again lucky to have so many alums, families, friends, and students celebrating Homecoming. The day was full of reunions, celebrations, and fun. Follow along with some of the day’s events. 

8:47a.m. – Students, parents, faculty and staff raced through campus for the Inter-Residence Hall Council 10k/5k race. The race started at University Hall and finished just below Saurwein Health and Wellness Center.

11:05a.m. – The inaugural bed races pitted teams against one another pushing bed carts. Prizes were awarded for the fastest time (wrestling team), biggest team (women’s soccer), best costumes (Kappa Psi Omega), and the overall winner (women’s soccer). Students won prize money for their organizations.

11:54a.m. – There was a party in the end zone as students celebrated Distinctly Day. Student organizations sponsored games and food for everyone to enjoy. Inflatables, kan jam, food and free hugs were all shared.

12:21p.m. – Alumni of all years gathered to catch up, reminisce, and play games at the alumni tents behind Williard Hall before the game.

2:35p.m. – Jeremy Stepp and Darci Allen were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. Court members included Cole Randolph, Claire Meneer, Zack Myers, Sarah Dombrosky, Sonia Nazario, and Dylan Lohr.

3:12p.m. – Berg football was on their way to crushing Capital University 73-17, scoring on every possession. 73 points were the most scored by Heidelberg since 1950. Coach Paul Hoernemann’s squad upended Capital 75-0 that season.

5:07p.m. – Over 200 Phi’s reunited at France Hall after the football game for a society tea to celebrate their Phicentennial.

6:25p.m. – Dale Vernon (wrestling), Jeff Brock (football), Des Lawless (coach, women’s soccer), and the 1991 women’s soccer team were inducted into the Heidelberg University Hall of Fame.

8:44p.m. – Heidelberg students were dancing and singing at the Berg Events Council Foam Pit. DJ Bass provided the music and gave out prizes.

11:59p.m. – Everyone was happy they are a part of the Heidelberg family. Another great Homecoming in the books.

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