Florida Announces 2014 Homecoming Court

Pictured in the photo left to right are Maria Tornquist, Jake Lockhart, Fred Mattison, Hanna Lindstrom, DJ Quinterro Hernandez, Genny Nugent, Tiffany Larsen and Chris Lee.


Northwood University Florida’s Seahawk basketball game recently held special meaning for eight students as they were inducted into the Northwood Florida 2014 Seahawk Homecoming Court.

“Highly anticipated by students, the announcements generated a lot of requests that I release the information early,” laughed Brandon Strassburger, Northwood University Florida’s Student Life Coordinator of the proclamation which took place as part of half-time activities for the game in which Northwood ended up leading Southeastern 85-64.

Selected by their peers from among eighty nominations, the Northwood University Florida 2014 Homecoming Court includes:  

Freshman Class

Lady in Waiting: Tiffany Larsen, an accounting major and a soccer team member from Daytona Beach, Florida

Knight: Chris Lee, an advertising and marketing major and a basketball team member from Lexington, Massachusetts

Sophomore Class

Duchess:  Genny Nugent, an advertising and marketing major and a golf team member from Vancouver, British Columbia

Duke: DJ Quinterro Hernandez, an international business major from Cartagena, Columbia.

Junior Class

Princess: Hanna Lindstrom, a marketing major and a soccer player from Malmo, Sweden

Prince: Fred Mattison, a business major and a basketball team member from Anderson, South Carolina

Senior Class

Homecoming Queen: Maria Tornquist, an international business major and a soccer team member from Stockholm, Sweden

Homecoming King: Jake Lockhart, an entrepreneurship major and a basketball team member from Antigua

The 30th anniversary weekend  welcomed alumni and friends from across the globe as it featured a variety of special events including Northwood’s Auto Show of the Palm Beaches, an open house program, Seahawk women’s and men’s basketball tournaments, and more.



Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.