May 25, 2012
WACO, Texas - Dr Pepper has produced bottles commemorating the 2012 Baylor Lady Bears' NCAA national basketball championship.
"We are extremely pleased that Dr Pepper has again chosen to honor the Lady Bears national championship with a commemorative bottle. Baylor athletics is truly blessed for the support that Dr Pepper provides to our University," said Lady Bear head coach Kim Mulkey.
This marks the fourth time Dr Pepper has produced commemorative bottles honoring Baylor teams, as it also recognized the Bears' 1974 and 1980 Southwest Conference championship football teams as well as the Lady Bears' 2005 NCAA title.
Dr Pepper has been the exclusive soft drink provider to Baylor since 1997 and has been a fixture on campus for far longer, a reflection of the ties it shares with the school and the Central Texas community. Dr Pepper, the oldest major soft drink brand in the U.S., was first created in Waco by pharmacist Charles Alderton at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in 1885, the same year Baylor University came to town.
A total of 72,000 commemorative bottles were produced and are currently being sold in various locations throughout Central Texas, including HEB, CEFCO, and Wal-Mart in the Waco area.
About Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, is the oldest major soft drink in the United States. Since 1885, the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper have earned legions of fans that enjoy its unique, refreshing taste. The brand is available in Regular, Low Calorie, Diet, Caffeine Free and Cherry varieties. DPS is a leading producer of flavored beverages, marketing Dr Pepper and 50-plus other beverage brands across North America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit DrPepper.com or DrPepperSnapple.com. For the brand's latest news and updates, follow Dr Pepper at Facebook.com/DrPepper or Twitter.com/DrPepper.
About Baylor University
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.