Rough, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was ejected from the car even though she was wearing a seat belt.
Red is competing against the University of Miami’s Sebastian the Ibis. The other matchup features Colorado State University’s Cam the Ram facing off against the University of South Carolina’s Cocky the Gamecock, who took first place in regular season voting.
The 54th Carol of Lights will begin at 6:30 with a carillon concert followed by the outdoor ceremony at 7pm.
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Tech received their rank up against more than 650 institutions that responded to the publication’s survey.
In October 2010, Roberts rear-ended a car, resulting in the death of 54-year-old Linda Smaltz. She had been drinking before driving at high speeds down Fourth Street when she hit Smaltz near Avenue L.
Tech’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science has received the 2011-2012 Role Model Chapter award for outstanding professional development during a recent national SACNAS conference.
Red took second place out of 16 mascots nationwide. The playoffs are a single-elimination vote over a three-week period.
The Carol of Lights generally draws crowds of more than 20,000 each year.
Kennedy Kithuka took the NCAA Cross Country Crown, and broke the course record, finishing first overall with a time of 28:31.3 in the 10,000-meter race.