Alumna Brenna Mader was named Miss Tennessee USA on Oct 6. She represented Davidson County in the competition. The pageant, which was held at Austin Peay State University’s Music and Mass Communications Theater, opened with a choreographed dance number featuring all the contestants. Over the course of the evening, the contestants were narrowed down to 15 semi finalists, and then to five for the final competition. In the final round, the women were scored on their swimwear and evening wear. Each category made up 50 percent of their score.
Mader graduated with her Bachelors of Science in journalism in the spring of 2009. Having won the Miss Tennessee USA competition, she will represent the state of Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant.