Zeta Phi Beta, Omega Psi Phi win NPHC step show

Joanna Williams

The half of Diddle Arena allowed for seating was packed to near capacity Saturday night for the annual National Pan-Hellenic Homecoming Step Show.

The show used the theme “Old School vs. New School: Confessions of a Dangerous Stepper” that allowed each organization to incorporate the theme into their respective storylines.

A total of five organizations competed for the title and a $1,200 check. They included Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Zeta Phi Beta sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

The performances were judged on creativity, clarity, precision, stage presence, difficulty of steps and how the crowd responded to them.

In the end, it was Zeta Phi Beta sorority and Omega Psi Phi fraternity that came out victorious.

Both of the organization’s wins came after work and practice that began during the summer.

Louisville junior and Zeta Phi Beta member Kelsie Price was elated afterwards, clutching the winning trophy.

“We are so happy,” she said. “We’ve worked so hard for this. I’m so happy. It’s been a long time coming.”

Price said it’s been 10 years since Zeta Phi Beta won the show.

“I was excited,” she said of the night overall. “It was fun, and it’s a relief. Now we can get back to Zeta business.”

Omega Psi Phi member and Bowling Green junior Jarren Nixon was equally elated over his organization’s win.

“To see all my chapter brothers happy is enough for me,” he said.

Nixon said he believed the show turned well and was happy for NPHC’s success.

“I think the show was great,” he said. “Great exposure for the NPHC.”