No runoff for woman seeking yell leader position
COLLEGE STATION | Samantha Ketcham’s quest to become Texas A&M’S first female yell leader ended abruptly Wednesday when the university’s election commission said no runoff would be needed.
Miss Ketcham was hoping to be elected to the five-member group, which A&M has instead of cheerleaders. It has always been comprised of men at the formerly allmale military institution.
The commission released results Tuesday night that showed Nelson Ingram had been elected senior yell leader, with Miss Ketcham and three other students facing a runoff for the two remaining positions.
Instead, the commission said “the percentages were tabulated incorrectly.