Get Over Your Monday Blues With Miss COED 2017 Contestants From UConn, Purdue & More

These last few months, we’ve scoured the country searching 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 hail from the University of Connecticut, Purdue 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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Alyssa Okada, University of Connecticut 
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“My ideal first date would be Netflix, a glass of wine, and pizza. :)” A girl after our own heart.

See Alyssa Okada’s full profile here.

Jordan Smith, Wake Forest University
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“Wake Forest is a community that views every student as an individual rather than a test score or a number. Our motto “PRO HUMANITATE,” meaning “for humanity,” really stands true in every aspect of campus life, from the way teachers make time for their students, to the way that everyone at Wake strives to achieve goals bigger than increasing the number in their bank accounts. This is a community that really strives to leave a positive impact on others.

See Jordan Smith’s full profile here.

Jen Hendershot, Purdue University
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“I major in Agribusiness Management and minor in Crop Science. I want to be a grain merchandiser as well as work on the family farm.”

See Jen Hendershot’s full profile here.

Caitlin Hopkins, Georgia Southern University
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“I love GSU because as soon as I visited the campus, I fell in love. The traditions and the people are priceless & I love that it is far enough away from home but still close enough to see my family every now and then. Go Eagles!”

See Caitlin Hopkins’ full profile here.

Erin Everett, University of Denver
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I’m a cheerleader for the University of Denver, which allows me to participate in the school’s basketball, hockey, and lacrosse games. Additionally, we do philanthropy with organizations such as the Susan G Komen foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of America. I also participate in the campus club Cru and the Fly Fishing Club!”

See Erin Everett’s full profile here.

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