During our Girls of the SEC search, we found ourselves at Mississippi State University. What we didn’t expect was to stumble upon a voluptuous coed who wasn’t from Ole Miss. “I was there visiting a friend, and we ran into a Playboy scout one night at a bar. The next thing I know, I'm at a photo shoot!” says Gabrielle Copeland, a coed from Auburn University in Alabama. The marketing major couldn’t believe that visiting a friend from out of state would land her a spot on Playboy. Now that she’s been named our Coed of the Month for January 2002, the all-natural brunette says this is truly an out-of-body experience. “This is the most exciting thing I've ever done in my life,” says Gabrielle. The pleasure is all ours.