The Sun Bowl has been around since 1935, and it is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, events on most El Pasoans calendars. Friends and family from out of town stick around for the game, and locals go no matter who is playing because it's such a great party atmosphere. Before the game, however, there is the Sun Carnival parade, the Sun Bowl Basketball Tournament, and a bunch of other events where you can see the Sun Court.

The Sun Court was first assembled in 1936 when the first college football Sun Bowl was held. Lots of lovely ladies have been a part of the Sun Court, even local tv news anchor, Nichole Ayoub who was Sun Queen in 1997.

The Sun Bowl Association is now accepting applications for this year's Sun Court. Women, ages 18 to 22, who have completed at least one year of college, have not been married, or have any children, can sign up. You have to be a full-time college student, and will be judged on poise, communication skills, knowledge and intelligence.

The Sun Court has its coronation in the summer so they can be a part of activities like the First Light Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, the Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta, and, of course, the Hyundai Sun Bowl Game.

If you would like to submit an application, call 915/533-4416, or go to The deadline is June 19.