Tuesdays are for Miss COED 2017: Meet School Reps From USF, Syracuse & More

Miss COED 2017 Contestants
We’ve searched the nation for the smartest, coolest, all-around most awesome college girls to represent their schools in our Miss COED 2017 competition. Now, we’re finally unveiling the school reps and why they love their universities. Today, you’ll meet five girls from across the nation, each from different backgrounds, with different majors and aspirations. Today’s girls come to you from University of South Florida, Syracuse University and more. Get to know them below and check back every day to meet five new university representatives until voting starts October 12.

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Abigail Ogden, Syracuse University
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“My hometown is awesome because BAGELS. I’ve had a lot of bagels in my day but none of them compare to Sunrise Bagels. However, 3 years ago I moved to Fairfield, CT and no longer live in Montclair. If I ever find myself in Jersey, you’ll know where to find me.”

See Abigail Ogden’s full profile here.


Brenda Tsay, University of Washington
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“My ideal date would be a music festival. Take me to a music festival and I will be yours for the weekend.”

See Brenda Tsay’s full profile here.


Courtney Lopez, University of South Florida
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“I love my college because I was born and raised in Tampa, and I love everything about it: the people, the scenery, and most of all, the weather. USF-wise, when I visited the campus I fell in love with it. One thing I realized about USF is how diverse it is. There are so many different cultures here at USF and USF supports them all. Being at USF, I have met people from all over the world. The best thing about USF is that they reward you for your good work.”

See Courtney Lopez’s full profile here.


Gina Carson, University of Minnesota
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“At school, you can find me as a member of the Chi Omega sorority on campus, which works with the Make A Wish Foundation. I am the Vice President of Finance, so I work closely with the Treasurer. I’m also a member of Women In Business, which is such an empowering club to be a part of. Too often people associate men in the business role which can be a little discouraging as a woman going into business, and it feels great to be in a room with inspiring women that have similar goals.”

See Gina Carson’s full profile here.


Raelyn Hess, Kansas State University
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“My late night study snack is definitely coffee! It’s not necessarily a snack, but I am addicted and can never study without it.”

See Raelyn Hess’ full profile here.

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