About Fling 2014

Baylor Fling, April 11-12, is a time for Baylor alumnae and friends to explore new ideas, participate in informative discussions, renew old friendships, and enjoy the beauty of the campus in spring.

Speakers & Entertainers

Danae Couch, BA '10


Keynote speaker DaNae Couch, BA '10, was crowned Miss Texas 2012 and advanced to the Top 10 in the Miss America competition. At Baylor, she was an English major with a public relations minor, a featured twirler for the Golden Wave Band, and a part of the Honors Program. She also was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Baylor Ambassadors, and Student Foundation. She anticipates completing law school at Texas Tech University this year. Her personal platform is Hope for Family Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction. She credits Baylor for teaching her to understand the significance of servant leadership and that leadership should be more about what you can do for others rather than what you can do for yourself.

Jody Conradt, BS '63 MA '69


Jody Conradt, BS '63, MA '69, was the head coach for the women's basketball team at University of Texas at Austin for 31 years, winning the NCAA tournament championship in 1986. At her retirement, she had tallied 900 career victories, second in all time victories for a NCAA Division 1 basketball coach. Among her many awards and recognitions, she was National Coach of the Year six times and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators. A Distinguished Alumna of Baylor, she is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame, and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Todd Patulski, Deputy Athletic Director, Baylor

Todd Patulski, deputy athletic director for Baylor, joined the university in 2003 and supervises the department's financial and administrative areas. His presentation will highlight construction of athletic venues on campus, particularly McLane Stadium which is scheduled to open in August 2014.

Mona Choucair, BA '86, PhD '00

Mona Choucair, BA '86, PhD '00, is a senior lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences' English department and is the recipient of the 2008 Collins Outstanding Professor Award as selected by the Baylor senior class. She combines her passions for literature and teaching with an enthusiasm and warmth that wins the hearts of many students. Prior to returning to Baylor to earn her doctorate, she taught high school English in Waxahachie, Texas.


VirtuOSO is known for their engaging personalities, improvisational style, and smooth stage movements. Directed by Dinah Menger, these Baylor students will perform a medley of arrangements that will bring back memories.

Doreen Ravenscroft, Cultural Arts-Waco

Doreen Ravenscroft is the volunteer director of Cultural Arts'Waco. This native of England has dedicated decades of her life to the Central Texas and Waco community with a mission to raise awareness of the fine arts. After several years of leading the Waco Art Center and its festival, she re-established the event as the Waco Cultural Arts Fest with an emphasis on appealing to the broadest populations of Waco and the surrounding communities by creating a free, high-quality, ethnically diverse event that incorporated visual art, dance, music, and culinary art.

Note: Only Baylor degrees are indicated.

For further information, please contact BobAnne Senter

Fling Farewell to Floyd

Friday, April 11

Letterwinners Lounge, Floyd Casey Stadium

6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
Mexican Buffet (optional)
6:30 p.m.
Jody Conradt: Sports - Teamwork and Leadership
6:30 p.m.
Door Prizes

Saturday, April 12

Galloway Suite, Floyd Casey Stadium

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Todd Patulski: An Inside Look at McLane Stadium
10:45 -11:45 a.m.
Mona Choucair: Tell Me a Story: Experiences of Teaching
DaNae Couch, 2012 Miss Texas: Fling Your Baton: My Journey to Miss Texas
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Doreen Ravenscroft: Arts Alive
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.