’93 Alumna Wins Big East Fan Contest

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Lisa Kelly ’93 has won Volvo’s “Biggest Fan of the Big East” contest after receiving an outpouring of votes from fellow alumni and Notre Dame fans.

Kelly, who competed on Notre Dame’s behalf, won a flight to New York City last week courtesy of Volvo, allowing her to cheer on the Irish in this year’s Big East Tournament

“They had a video crew follow me around for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon and interview me about the competition,” she said. “Then at halftime of the Big East Championship game they brought me down to center court, where they presented me with the keys to the Volvo S60!”

Kelly edged her fellow competitors in part thanks to her strong online presence, which includes a Notre Dame fan blog as well as a Twitter account she used to update friends and fellow fans. She also got an assist from Fighting Irish Digital Media, which posted videos of her returning to campus to watch the Irish defeat No. 1 Syracuse — an upset she predicted — and to show off her favorite spots.

“I have always loved Notre Dame ever since I can remember,” Kelly wrote on her contest profile page. “My Dad is a Notre Dame alum, and ever since I was a kid we made the trek back to Notre Dame for football games. Then I myself attended Notre Dame, and my love for Notre Dame grew even more. Today I am what I guess you would call a Notre Dame fanatic!”