Bid for female A&M yell leader ends

Updated: February 29, 2012, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Samantha Ketcham's quest to become Texas A&M's first female yell leader ended abruptly Wednesday when the university's election commission said no runoff would be needed after it discovered a vote-tabulation error.

Ketcham was hoping to be elected to the five-member group, which A&M has instead of cheerleaders and always has been made up of men at the formerly all-male military institution. Yell leaders are among the most visible students on campus.

The commission ...

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