Homecoming king and queen talk love and life at OWU
Seniors Brittany Hupp and Tom Horsfall are busy folks. Horsfall hold’s the title of the men’s varsity swim captain, acts as the service director for Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, is the MS Walk coordinator for the Neuroscience Club and is a member of President’s Club and Order of Omega.
Hupp’s resume is equally impressive, juggling her positions as scholarship director for her sorority, PanHellenic Council’s membership director and the president of the earth sciences honor society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon.
In addition to being the epitome of Ohio Wesleyan success stories on their own, the two have been an item before even their first day of classes.
Horsfall and Hupp have been recognized as an university power couple for almost their entire OWU careers, and now they have the titles to prove it. The pair was honored as this year’s Homecoming King and Queen, so we caught up with them to get the lowdown on the first couple of campus.
The Transcript: Now that we know about you individually, tell us about you as a couple. How did you meet, and how did you start dating?
Brittany Hupp: This is actually pretty funny. We met at Fresh X before freshman year even started. We were both on the camping trip and immediately hit it off. By the end of the trip we had shared many laughs, a few intense euchre games, and most memorably, our first kiss out under the stars. He was literally the first person I talked to at Fresh X and after a few weeks into freshman year we officially started dating. Over three years later and we’re still going strong.
T: Favorite quality of your significant other?
BH: This is hard. I love his compassion, sense of humor, and comforting nature. Also, his amazing good looks are a plus. I have never been so connected to another human being and am so very blessed to have Tom in my life. He’s pretty great.
Tom Horsfall: She can make me laugh no matter what mood I’m in.
T: What do you love most about the school?
TH: I love the people at this school as well as the amazing opportunities the school has to offer. I don’t know where to begin about just how amazing the people at this school are. People here are just so friendly and that’s one of the biggest reasons I came here. I feel like when I talk to people on this campus they are so genuine and excited about what they are doing in their studies. I love how everyone is so motivated to do their best and to get out into the world and make a difference. Also, the professors here are absolutely amazing.
BH: I absolutely love OWU. I could not imagine myself being a part of a better community than that which exists here at this university. I love the passionate attitude that both the students and professors show in academics as well as making this world a better place. Perhaps most importantly, I love the accepting environment that OWU provides. Being a young mother, I’ve experienced a lot of negative treatment from other people, but here at OWU I’ve experienced the exact opposite.
T: What does winning mean to you?
BH: Winning Homecoming Queen is just really the icing on the cake. My time at this university has only brought wonderful people and opportunities into my life, and this is just another example of it.
TH: It means a lot. I love the people on this campus and it is really nice to know they love me back. One moment that stuck out to me was when my name was announced at the football game. I was not expecting such a loud roar of support. I’m lucky to know so many wonderful people.
T: Advice to freshmen?
BH: Be open minded, take risks, and really take advantage of everything that OWU has to offer! You won’t regret it.
TH: Don’t be afraid to do what you want in college, go for it. One quote that has stuck with me that was said by our very own Branch Rickey has been “Never surrender opportunity for security.” I know it sounds so cliché but if you take that little bit of advice I guarantee you will be much happier with your college experience.