LSU’s 2017 Homecoming Court

Matthew Boudreaux of Lafayette and Camille Faircloth of Pineville recognized as king and queen


Matthew Boudreaux of Lafayette and Camille Faircloth of Pineville were named 2017 Homecoming King and Queen.Photo: LSU

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s 2017 Homecoming Court was comprised of 16 exceptional students that represent three undergraduate classifications plus graduate, law and vet school students; and many of the university’s most dynamic student organizations.

The Homecoming Court includes one male and one female sophomore representative, two male and two female junior representatives and three male and three female senior representatives, and one male and one female Graduate School, Paul M. Hebert Law Center or School of Veterinary Medicine representatives. Only the six senior court members are eligible for king or queen honors.

The Homecoming Court is an annual tradition that recognizes exceptional members of the LSU student body. The Homecoming Court is chosen in a multi-stage selection process that includes an application review round, a round of interviews with judges, and a vote of the LSU student body for Queen and King. The Homecoming King and Queen were announced at halftime during the LSU vs. Troy University football game Saturday, Sept. 30, as Queen Camille Faircloth and King Matthew Boudreaux.

Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court, including Homecoming Queen candidates:

Camille Faircloth
Pineville, La.
Major: Kinesiology
Minor: Psychology

Madison Hopper
DeRidder, La.
Major: Kinesiology
Minor: Biological sciences

McKenzie McClain
Slidell, La.
Major: Mass communication with a concentration in broadcast journalism
Minor: Social work

Homecoming King candidates:

Jared Bigler
Houma, La.
Major: Environmental engineering

Matthew Boudreaux
Lafayette, La.
Major: Human resource education

Bon Wells
Houma, La.
Major: Mass communication with a concentration in journalism

Remaining Members of the Court:

Bailey Daly
Lafayette, La.
Major: Pre-nursing

Mason Ramagos
New Roads, La.
Major: Mass communication with a concentration in public relations

Sebastian Brumfield Mejía
Baton Rouge, La.
Majors: Political science and sociology
Minor: African and African-American studies

Emily Jones
Chalmette, La.
Major: Kinesiology
Minor: Biological sciences

Johnathon Price
Leesville, La.
Major: History

Hailey Simpson
Goshen, Ky.
Major: Biological sciences

Tori Callais
Graduate Student
Denham Springs, La.
Candidate for Master of Art in Education with specialization in higher education administration

Ferdous Intaj
Graduate Student
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in civil engineering with a concentration in transportation engineering

All LSU students were eligible to vote for the 2017 Homecoming king and queen via their TigerLink accounts and were asked to authenticate using their official LSU student credentials. Voting began Monday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. and continued until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.

In 1933, LSU selected its first Homecoming queen. Marguerite Bass was chosen by the student body president and reigned with a princess and seven maids. The university selected its first African-American Homecoming Queen in 1991 with the election of Renee Boutte. The following year, LSU began selecting a Homecoming King to reign with the queen. In 2014, LSU saw its most diverse king and queen couple ever, electing Bradley Williams and Chi Nguyen as their representatives. In 2015, LSU elected its first international royalty, King Michael Panther Mayen, from South Sudan, Africa. This year’s Court were joined by 2016 Queen Natalie Burges and King Jacques Petit.

LSU Homecoming 2017 was made possible thanks to generous donations to the university by Campus Federal Credit Union. Additional support came from LSU units: LSU Auxiliary Services, LSU Student Government, LSU Alumni Association, LSU Ring, Barnes & Nobles Bookstore at LSU, Kitchens on the Geaux at LSU and the Student Activities Board at LSU.

LSU Homecoming is coordinated by LSU Campus Life, a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students and the Division of Student Affairs.

For more information about Homecoming, visit or for more information about members of the 2017 court, visit

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