The finalists for Mr. and Ms. TCU 2014 pose for a picture with winners Cody Westphal and Larissa Bogle.

The polls for Mr. and Ms. TCU candidates closed last night on Org Sync.

Forty nominees were listed, made up of 25 women and 15 men. These students were nominated from different organizations on campus. Students selected one woman and one man to be in the running for the 10 finalist positions.

The top five men and women will be announced today. These finalists will participate in a 20-minute interview led by a panel of TCU faculty, staff and alumni, said Homecoming coordinator Ali Stowe.

“These judges review the candidates’ contribution to the TCU community, what they have learned from their time at TCU, and their ability to serve as an ambassador of the university,” Stowe said.

Aside from the student vote, the Mr. and Ms. TCU selection process has other components. Part one of the process narrows down the list of 40 to 10 finalists. Candidates are scored 25 percent on their resume, 25 percent on a short essay, and 50 percent based on student vote.

For part two, the winners will be selected based on a 50 percent score from the part one components and the other 50 percent from the upcoming interviews.

“Mr. and Ms. TCU can articulate how TCU and the Horned Frog family has shaped them as a person, a student and leader,” Stowe said. “They have a deep love for the university and demonstrate a successful pursuit of their passions and goals.”

Mr. and Ms. TCU will be announced at the homecoming game on Oct. 3.

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Caroline Klapp is a junior journalism major from Argyle, Texas. She currently serves as the academics editor.