Homecoming king and queen crowned

USF chose seniors as its 2009 Homecoming king and queen.

Jeannette Rhoads was crowned queen and Christian Vila was crowned king at the Homecoming Ball in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday night.

Rhoads, a student majoring in biomedical sciences, said she is thankful to have received the title.

“We’ve been here for four years putting our all into the school, and (being crowned) is a way to give back and represent what this school can offer its students,” Rhoads said.

Rhoads is the president of the Kappa Delta sorority, vice president of the Pre-Pharmacy Club and is in the Honors College.

Vila, a student majoring in mass communications, thanked students, faculty and staff at the Ball.

“(This is) so overwhelming,” Vila said. “We (ran) because we love the University and we wanted to give back and we appreciate all the support.”

Vila is in Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc. and a member of the Campus Activities Board.

Rhoads and Vila will be recognized, along with Homecoming kings and queens from other USF campuses, at the USF vs. Louisville Homecoming football game Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.