Shannon Maule Crowned 2011-12 Fiesta Bowl Queen

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CONTACT: Ashley Braun
480-350-0909
Friday, October 14, 2011

The Fiesta Bowl announced today that Shannon Maule from the University of Arizona has been crowned the 2011-12 Fiesta Bowl Queen.

Maule is a senior majoring in journalism with a minor in Spanish.  She is very active in the community, currently serving as Vice President of Risk Management on the University of Arizona's Executive Panhellenic Council. She has volunteered with Make-A-Wish Foundation and Ben's Bells. In addition to her academic success, Maule is an avid runner, competing in three P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll half marathons.

Born and raised in Scottsdale, Maule graduated from Chaparral High School. She will graduate from Arizona in May 2012 and plans to attend graduate school.

Maule's court will include Kylie DeMartini, a senior at Arizona State University majoring in business marketing; Alyssa Martinez, a senior at University of Arizona majoring in business management; and Amy Villarreal, a junior at Arizona State University majoring in journalism.

Maule's first duty as Queen will be a live interview on ABC15's Sonoran Living, at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 17.

Each fall the Fiesta Bowl crowns the Queen and her court. A scholarship opportunity of a lifetime, the Queen and Court serve as spokespersons for the Fiesta Bowl Festival of College Football representing the Board of Directors, Committee Members, volunteers, staff and sponsors. Court members annually attend community-honored treasures such as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and various other Fiesta Bowl events.

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ABOUT THE FIESTA BOWL
 
The Fiesta Bowl is a non-profit organization founded by Arizona community leaders in 1971. Through the creation of the Festival of College Football, which is inclusive of more than 40 statewide events, the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the organization continues to promote volunteerism, athletic achievement and higher education. The Fiesta Bowl has hosted seven games that have decided the college football national championship, including four Bowl Championship Series title games. This season, the Fiesta Bowl and its 2,900 volunteers will host the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. For more information visit www.fiestabowl.org.