Aspiring Sports Analyst Named Miss Homecoming 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Meagan Prunty, a junior sports communications major from Atlanta, Georgia, was crowned Miss Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Miss Homecoming Soiree.

Meagan PruntyHailing from a family of devoted football fans, being named Miss Homecoming is an accomplishment that reflects Prunty’s admiration of the sport and how it brings people together. She is enthusiastic about using this platform to inspire others.

“I have to set a standard for the women at SC State and encourage them to go for what they want to achieve. Many women here have to find their voices. I want to be there to give them that extra push,” she said.

Prunty explained that she had to adjust to being in a new environment when she arrived at SC State as a freshman and began to lack self-esteem and confidence over time. Through the process of vying for Miss Homecoming, the uncertainties she had about herself began to fade.

She expressed that there is an abundance of talent at SC State, but sometimes, students face self-doubt and worry about how they would be viewed for standing firm in their beliefs. She hopes that her story will encourage others to make the necessary strides toward their goals.

She also stressed the importance of the Homecoming game.

“People often forget about the game these days and just focus on the festivities. The game is an important part of the Homecoming tradition as well. It allows us to come together and support our team,” she said.

Prunty currently serves as a member of SC State’s women’s softball team, the NAACP chapter at SC State and was recently inducted into the National Honor Society. While in Atlanta, she volunteers at soup kitchens and participates in food drives.

Proud to attend a historically black college, she voiced her gratitude towards the faculty, staff and enduring spirit at SC State.

“The faculty and staff keep the history of the school alive. They have also taught me professionalism that I will carry wherever I go. Thanks to Dr. Reginald Bess and Dr. Marion Robinson for always pushing me to be better. I’m thankful for the one-on-one experience I get with my professors here,” Prunty said.

She plans to attend graduate school after earning her degree at SC State and aspires to become a sports analyst. In addition, she will have the opportunity to intern with the Carolina Panthers, learning more about the industry.

Prunty is thankful for her family’s unwavering support of her goals and is inspired by her parents, Bruce and Rhonda Prunty’s, dedication to their family. She has four siblings, including a twin sister.

She looks forward to serving a leading, cherished role during SC State’s Homecoming. The Homecoming game against Delaware State University will kick-off at 1:30 p.m. at the Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.