Four Collegiate Women Selected as the 43rd Annual Fiesta Bowl Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CONTACT:
Maddie Church
(480) 350-0909

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Four collegiate women have been selected for the 43rd Annual Fiesta Bowl Queen and Court presented by Dillard’s. Rebecca Durazo, Hannah Keogh, Lissette Ruiz-Ibarra and Allison Schannep will vie for the esteemed title of 2013-14 Fiesta Bowl Queen.
 
These four women drawn from a pool of applicants have excelled in the classroom as well as in the community, and exhibit qualities that reflect those of the Fiesta Bowl.
 
The four members of the Court will make an appearance on AZTV's Morning Scramble on Oct. 30 at 8 a.m. MST, which will also be streamed live online at aztv.com.
  
“The Fiesta Bowl is proud to have these four accomplished women represent the Bowl and its mission to foster a culture of community involvement and giving,” said Brian Hall, Fiesta Bowl Chairman of the Board. 
 
As part of the Fiesta Bowl Court, the women will serve as official representatives for the 2013-14 season and attend some of the state’s most treasured events such as the Tostitos® Fiesta Bowl and Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade.
 
A private Coronation to crown the 2013-14 Fiesta Bowl Queen will be held on Wednesday, November 6.  For more information about the scholarship program and the 2013-14 Court visit fiestabowl.org or e-mail Maddie Church at mchurch@fiestabowl.org.
 
2013-14 Fiesta Bowl Court Biographies
 
Rebecca Durazo, 21, is a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in accounting.  She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society and Eller Hispanic Honorary.  Rebecca is also captain of the Pride of Arizona Twirling Team and currently serves as interim president of Optimi Student Foundaton Honorary.  She plans to be an active alumna and work for an accounting firm in Arizona following graduation.    
 
Hannah Keogh, 21, is a Phoenix native and senior at the University of Arizona majoring in business marketing and minoring in Spanish.  She is a member of the Bobcats Senior Honorary, Pi Beta Phi Sorority and Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society.  Hannah currently serves as vice president of Rho Lambda National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society and Director of Greek Students Alumni Relations Council. She plans to earn her Master’s in business administration after completing her undergraduate studies. 
 
Lisette Ruiz-Ibarra, 21, is a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in psychology with plans to attend dental school.  She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Honors College Xtreme Discovery Team and DDS Pre Dental Society.  Lisette serves as president of the UA Flying Samaritans Dental Unit and vice president of the Global Dental Brigades where she traveled to Honduras to provide free dental care to more than 100 poverty-stricken residents. 
 
Allison Schannep, 20, is a senior at the University of Arizona Honors College majoring in political science, philosophy, economics and law.  She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society and Navigators, a faith-based club on campus.  After she obtains her undergraduate degree in May, Allison will spend her fourth year at the University earning her masters in Philosophy.  In the future, she plans to remain in Arizona and attend law school.
 
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