Iota Kappa Phi captures first Spring Sing victory

The women of Iota Kappa Phi were named the winners of Spring Sing 2017 Saturday night. Photo by Allyson Hazelrigg.

The women of Iota Kappa Phi were named the winners of Spring Sing 2017 Saturday night. Photo by Allyson Hazelrigg.

Saturday night marked Iota Kappa Phi’s 10th appearance in Oklahoma Christian University’s annual Spring Sing competition, and the social service club celebrated the anniversary by taking first place with their “Beauty and the Beast”-themed show.

Iota’s win was the first in club history and the fourth time for the women to place in the top four. The club also took home awards for Best Costume, Best Choreography and Faculty/Staff Favorite. It was the first winning show for a women’s club since Gamma Rho placed first in 2009.

“It’s like the best thing I could ever dream of,” junior Blaire Hall said.

Hall directed Iota’s show alongside junior Madeline Roseke.

“Iota deserves this so much and I’m so proud of all the girls,” Hall said. “They did this, they did it.”

The men of Kappa Sigma Tau, lead by juniors Alex Wiggs and Jared King, claimed second place and Student Favorite Saturday night with their “Batman” villains show, featuring the Joker and the Riddler.

This marked Kappa’s fourth, consecutive, top-three finish, and 38th overall placing show.

“Kappa is a great group of guys that every year are ready to have fun but work hard, and we enjoy doing what we’re doing,” King said. “At the end of the night, we said, ‘If we come in last place, we still enjoyed the process, but yeah it’d be nice if we placed again,’ because it’s part of Kappa’s history and it’s something that every guy gets to be a part of.”

The women of Phi Omega Nu celebrated their first top-four finish with their “Mulan” show coming in third place. The show, directed by junior Kennedy McAlister and senior Morganne McCutchen, also collected the awards for Best Vocals, Best Lyrics and Most Original Show.

“It was definitely a priority to do the very best job we thought we could do, and you know that happened to be third place and we’re thrilled,” junior Laine Weatherford said.

The women of Theta Theta Theta wrapped up the top four of Spring Sing 2017 with their show based off “A Bug’s Life” — the highest placing show for the club since 2003.

Directed by seniors Raena Crouse and Megan Scharf, Theta also took home the trophy for Audience Favorite.

“It was a lot of hard work and a lot of dedication,” senior Marki Crouse said. “I’ve been in Theta for four years and this is the first time we’ve placed, so it’s awesome — literally awesome.”

Five other clubs and the freshman class performed their 90s-themed shows Saturday night. Alpha Gamma Omega’s “Animaniacs” show, Delta Gamma Sigma’s “Space Jam” show and the freshmen’s “Harry Potter” show contended for a top-four finish.

The women of Gamma took home Best Banner with their “101 Dalmatians” show, while the women of Pi Zeta Phi’s “Powerpuff Girls” show won the Unity Award and the men of Psi Epsilon’s “Jurassic Park” show collected Best Video Blurb.

More information about Spring Sing, including an overview of this year’s show and past videos and results can be found at oc.edu/springsing.

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