During halftime of the Homecoming 2013 football game, Washburn crowned its King and Queen. Derek Fritz and Bonnie McKee received the most student votes during Homecoming Week among 10 candidates.
Fritz, Salina, Kan., is the vice president of Kappa Sigma and past president of Greek Council. He is a member of the Biology Club, American Medical Student Association and Top City Live. Fritz is a former member of Interfraternity Council and the Leadership Institute. His volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity, Swipe Out Hunger, The Big Event, Topeka Rescue Mission, Topeka Cycle Project and Kappa Sigma Day of Service. His honors include Mortar Board, Sagamore, Who’s Who, Tri-Beta, Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha and Alpha Lambda Delta. Fritz was nominated by the Dancing Blues. He is a senior majoring in biology and plans to attend medical school to become a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy. He is the son of Darlene Flemming and Doug Fritz.
McKee, Abilene, Kan., is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, where she has served as academic achievement chairwoman and judicial chairwoman. She also is a member of the Biology Club, Chemistry Club and American Medical Student Association. McKee is a former member of Bod Squad and has volunteered with Harvesters, the Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Race and Breast Cancer, Memorial Health Clinic, Family Care Clinic, Run For Life and Move Crew. Her honors include Greek Woman of the Year in 2013 and members of Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Tri-Beta, Nonoso, Mortar Board and Order of Omega. She was nominated for Homecoming queen by Zeta Tau Alpha. McKee is a senior majoring in biology and plans to attend medical school to become a physician. She is the daughter of Kathleen and John McKee.
The other Homecoming 2013 Royalty:
The Ichabods went on to win the football game against the Lindenwood Lions with a score of 44-35. The Ichabods are now 8-0, the best start for any Washburn football team since 1907.