Auburn alumna takes 2015 Miss Georgia USA title
by Kris Martins l Campus Writer
Dec 18, 2014 | 1004 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Fletcher believes her experience with Miss Georgia Teen USA and Miss Georgia USA gives her a leg up on what to expect with Miss USA. (Contributed by Brooke Fletcher) (Matt Boyd Photography)
Fletcher believes her experience with Miss Georgia Teen USA and Miss Georgia USA gives her a leg up on what to expect with Miss USA. (Contributed by Brooke Fletcher) (Matt Boyd Photography)
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In a sleek black gown Nov. 22, Brooke Fletcher was crowned the 2015 Miss Georgia USA in McDonough, Georgia. Fletcher, a native Georgian and senior in marketing, said she loved broadcasting and came to Auburn with the ultimate goal of doing on-camera work. Most of her experience came from Eagle Eye TV as the entertainment director and a reporter. She’s now the associate director at ESPNU and the SEC Network. Her pageant experience began with a local pageant, Miss Pride, and in 2009, she competed for Miss Georgia Teen USA, winning on her first try. “[Miss Georgia Teen] was a great experience,” Fletcher said. “But I always knew I wanted to do Miss Georgia USA, but it was just about timing.” In 2014, Fletcher said she focused her energy into working out and eating healthy for Miss Georgia USA, among other preparation with the help of her pageant coach Thomas Barnette. With more than 25 years of coaching experience, Barnette said he helped Fletcher in areas from interview skills to her image in terms of how she presented herself to the judges. “Brooke is a natural beauty, super intelligent and just a very likable personality,” Barnette said. “She’s just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.” Barnette said he will be assisting Fletcher in the Miss USA competition in 2015. The Miss Georgia USA competition consisted of several rounds of swimsuit and evening gown review and interview to narrow down the contestants. “I didn’t think I was going to win,” Fletcher said. “I grew up watching Miss USA my whole life, and I always thought about how neat it would be to compete there, and now that I’m going to compete there, it’s crazy.” Fletcher believes her experience with Miss Georgia Teen USA and Miss Georgia USA gives her a leg up on what to expect with Miss USA. She said Eagle Eye TV also helped her think on her feet, answer honestly and not overthink the question during the interview. “Just doing the interviews with Eagle Eye and constantly talking to people and working with others really taught me to be comfortable talking to people and being in front of the camera,” Fletcher said. Rachel Lundberg, junior in journalism and sports manager of Eagle Eye TV, worked closely with Fletcher in previous years. Though Fletcher worked behind the scenes, Lundberg said Fletcher’s reporting experience helped her gain valuable on-camera skills. “I’m sure (Eagle Eye) helped her a lot with being comfortable and knowing that she can pause and think about her answer, put it together and say it eloquently,” Lundberg said. Barnette said preparation for Miss USA will be a continuation of the process already in motion. “It’s more than about beauty and being in a pageant,” Barnette said. “It’s about the empowerment of these young ladies to believe in and love themselves, and to showcase that as an inspiration to other people because I think at the end of the day, the women who compete in these pageants really do have a lot more than just physical beauty.” The location and date of Miss USA 2015 have not been announced yet.
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Fletcher believes her experience with Miss Georgia Teen USA and Miss Georgia USA gives her a leg up on what to expect with Miss USA. (Contributed by Brooke Fletcher) (Matt Boyd Photography)
Fletcher believes her experience with Miss Georgia Teen USA and Miss Georgia USA gives her a leg up on what to expect with Miss USA. (Contributed by Brooke Fletcher) (Matt Boyd Photography)
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Tigers get back on track in home win against Winthrop
by David McKinney l Assistant Sports Editor
Dec 17, 2014 | 598 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KT Harrell puts up a 3. (Kenny Moss | Photographer)
KT Harrell puts up a 3. (Kenny Moss | Photographer)
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Bruce Pearl and the Tigers grabbed a much needed win Wednesday, Dec. 14. With double-digit scoring nights from Cinmeon Bowers, KT Harrell, Jordon Granger and Antoine Mason; Auburn was able to end a three-game winning streak with an 80-62 win over the Winthrop Eagles out of the Big South. Bowers posted his 6th double-double of the season and led all scorers, finishing with 19 points and 17 rebounds. Harrell, the team’s leading and most consistent scorer, had 14 points, while Mason added 13 and Granger had 10. Overall, the Tigers shot 44.3 percent from the field, going seven of 19 from three. Three of those seven deep balls came from Harrell, two came from Mason with one from Malcolm Canada and one more from Alex Thompson, who made his return to Auburn Arena this Wednesday. Auburn jumped out to a big lead, as they have many times this season. The Tigers led by as many as 14 in the first half, but, again, let that lead diminish before the half was over and led by only eight at the break. Something else this Auburn team has struggled with recently is closing games out in the second half, and Winthrop made it close, cutting the lead down to two. But Auburn went on a 7-0 run from there and never looked back. Newcomer Trayvon Reed made his home debut for the Tigers and had two points with eight rebounds in 12 minutes. Defensively, Auburn created 11 turnovers and turned them into 15 points. The win moves the Tigers to 4-5 overall. Next up, Auburn will face Xavier Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Auburn Arena. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
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