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June 8, 2009

Birmingham-Southern student is the new Miss Alabama 2009

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern senior dance/pre-med major Liz Cochran of Helena is the new Miss Alabama 2009.Liz Cochran

She was crowned Saturday evening, June 6, at Samford University's Wright Center following the weeklong competition.

Cochran, who competed as Miss Hoover, received a $10,000 cash scholarship along with the Miss Alabama Crown. She will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant Jan. 30, 2010, in Las Vegas.

She also won the swimsuit preliminary on Friday evening.

Her platform is “With Every Beat,” prevention of heart disease.

BSC senior dance/chemistry major Meredith Ervin of Hampton Cove, competing as Miss Leeds Area, finished in the top 10 of Miss Alabama 2009.

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