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BASEBALL

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS

May 20, 2017

No. 4 Tech Wins Big 12 Title With Sweep Of Kansas

With a strikeout from No. 42, No. 4 Texas Tech baseball swept Kansas, 9-4, to win game No. 42 and claim the program's second-straight Big 12 regular season championship on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out senior day crowd at Rip Griffin Park.

It was the sixth conference title in program history and the first time to earn back-to-back regular season crowns. In 1997 & 1998, Tech won the season championship and the tournament title, respectively.

With Sunday's win, the Red Raiders (42-13, 16-8) were the only team in conference play to sweep the Jayhawks (29-26, 11-13) in the 2017 season. Tech swept its first and last Big 12 series of the year, while taking four of the other six conference sets en route to a 16-victory Big 12 season.

The win also guaranteed Tech the No. 1 seed at next week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

#fearless #champions #big12

WOMEN'S TENNIS

ELITE 8

May 19, 2017

TICKET PUNCHED! No. 6 Women’s Tennis Advances to Elite 8

The No. 6 Women's Tennis team punched their ticket to the NCAA Elite 8 for the first time in program history as they defeated No. 11 Auburn, 4-2, Friday afternoon.

Gabriela Talaba and Felicity Maltby gave the Lady Raiders (27-4) a 1-0 advantage in doubles play with a 6-2 win on court two. Doubles pair Sabrina Federici and Sarah Dvorak dropped a 6-3 decision on court one before the Tigers clinched the doubles point with a 7-5 win on court three.

The Lady Raiders have only lost the doubles point eight times this season and have a 5-3 record when doing so.

No. 58 Maltby tied the match, 1-1, with a two-set victory (6-1, 6-0) over No. 29 Andie Dikosavljevic on court two. The win is her sixth win over a ranked opponent this season.

Auburn took a 2-1 lead as Alannah Griffin defeated Sarah Dvorak in straight sets (6-3, 6-2). It was all Texas Tech from there.

Federici battled to a 7-5, 6-0 win on court four over Georgia Axon just before Katelyn Jackson took a 7-5, 6-2 win over Auburn's Caroline Turner.

It came down to third sets on courts one and three.

After dropping 6-4 in the opening set, No. 9 Talaba took back-to-back sets over No. 17 Alizee Michaud (6-2, 6-0) to clinch the match and the spot in the Elite 8 for the Lady Raiders.

Texas Tech will face No. 3 Ohio State in the quarterfinals on Sunday at 11 a.m. CT.

#fearless #hunger #grit #ncaa

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

BIG 12 OUTSTANDING PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

May 18, 2017

Keter Named Big 12 Outstanding Performer of the Year

Benard Keter was titled the Outstanding Performer of the Year, as announced by the Big 12 Conference this afternoon.

"I'm really proud of the effort he showed at Big 12, winning both the steeplechase and the 5k" Head Coach Wes Kittley said. "That was the best meet that I've seen him have as a Red Raider… not because the times, but how he competed. Benard really put it on the line and gave our team a boost."

This is the third conference honor claimed by Keter in the past week, and the fourth during his 2016-17 track & field and cross country season.

"What a nice honor for Benard," Head Cross Country Coach Jon Murray said. "It is a testimony to the hard work, competitiveness and dedication he shows every day. He has been a strong team leader for us on the track and winning two Big 12 championships was a great way for him to finish his last Big 12 meet."
#fearless #champion #big12

WOMEN'S TENNIS

NCAA SWEET SIXTEEN

May 13, 2017

No. 6 Women's Tennis is Sweet 16 Bound

The No. 6 Women's Tennis team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third straight year as Texas Tech defeated No. 44 Denver, 4-1, at the McLeod Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Raiders, now 26-4 on the year, broke the school record for most team wins in a single season.

#fearless #ncaa

TRACK & FIELD

BIG 12 TITLES

May 13, 2017

Bouwer Claims Conference Crown

Texas Tech track & field started off strong on day one of the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Rock Chalk Park, ending the day with a conference champion title.

Freshman Werner Bouwer exerted a throw of 69.69m/228-7.75 safeguarding his conference leading position to take hold of the the Big 12 javelin crown.

Three Red Raiders Wrangle Big 12 Titles

The Red Raiders wrapped up day two of the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship with three conference titles and a total of 10 All-Big 12 honors.

Kaylee Hinton had a huge day clinching both the Big 12 heptathlon title and the all-time school record with her total of 5,869 points. This finish sits fifth in the NCAA, allowing Hinton the opportunity to compete on the national stage. This position is the third highest score in Big 12 Championship history.

The second conference title of the day was secured by Trey Culver, who finished the men's high jump at a 2.16m/7-1 bar.

The third title taken was Benard Keter, who is now a two-time conference champion in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase. Keter paced an 8:49.90 to secure his crown. Keter was also leading the Big 12 standings coming into the championship.

Keter Earns Second Conference Title This Weekend

Benard Keter staked a claim for his second Big 12 title of the weekend, running a 14:11.75 in the men's 5,000-meter race. This marked Keter's third Big 12 title this year and fourth in his career. His first title of the year was secured at the cross country conference championship and his second just yesterday in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

"A great win by Benard, a very exciting 5,000-meter race. I couldn't be more proud of him, showing up and getting two wins in the conference championship."
#fearless #big12

ARTHUR ASHE SCHOLARS

May 12, 2017

Six Tech Student-Athletes Named Arthur Ashe Scholars

Texas Tech had six student-athletes recognized for their work in the classroom this week as part of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards.

Recent NFL Draft first-round selection Patrick Mahomes II as well as softball outfielders Kierra Miles and Kiani Ramsey highlighted Tech's list of recipients as first-team honorees. Rebekah O'Brien (soccer) and Trey Culver, the reigning NCAA Champion in the high jump, earned second and third team accolades, respectively, while Recee Caldwell (women's basketball) garnered a honorable mention selection.

The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards are designed to honor undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr's commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis, the award is open to all student-athletes at U.S. colleges or universities.

In order to be nominated, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and be active on their campuses or in their community. Texas Tech's nominations were selected by the academic staff at the Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

HEAD COACH TODD PETTY | BIG 12 COACH OF THE YEAR

May 11, 2017

Head Coach Todd Petty was unanimously selected the 2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. He has won the second most Coach of the Year awards in the Big 12.

#fearless #big12

MEN'S TENNIS

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST-TEAM HONORS

May 11, 2017

Men's Tennis Places Three on All-Big 12 Teams

Jolan Cailleau, Connor Curry and Bjorn Thomson of the Texas Tech men's tennis team captured All-Big 12 First-Team honors announced Thursday by the conference office.

Cailleau secured an All Big 12 First-Team selection in singles whereas Curry and Thomson notched All-Big 12 First-Team accolades in doubles. All three players will represent the Red Raiders at the NCAA Singles and Doubles competition later this month at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the University of Georgia campus.

#fearless #big12

WOMEN'S GOLF

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 10, 2017

Tech Finishes Fifth to Advance to NCAA Championships

Texas Tech clinched its third NCAA Championships bid in program history Wednesday as the Lady Raiders defended their home facility by finishing fifth at the NCAA Lubbock Regionals held at The Rawls Course.

For the second-straight day, it was consistency throughout the lineup that propelled the Lady Raiders to their second NCAA Championships appearance in the last three years. All five of Tech's players shot 2-over or better en route to a 3-over 291 final round card that pushed the Lady Raiders to 9-over 873 for the tournament.

"I've kept saying that we haven't played our best golf yet, and I think this week we finally played our best golf at the time where we needed to the most," Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. "I'm really proud of our team for how they played this week and we're excited to be heading back to nationals."
#fearless #ncaa

TRACK & FIELD

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 HONORS

May 9, 2017

23 Track & Field Athletes Named Academic All-Big 12

Texas Tech track & field had eight male and 15 female athletes named to the Academic All-Big 12 first and second teams.

Tayler Jameson was one of 18 female athletes recognized for her 4.00 GPA.

Athletes named to the first team are: Kaylee Amershek, Hannah Bradley, Jocelyn Caro, Trey Culver, Riley Gonzales, Jade Greer, Kaylee Hinton, Tayler Jameson, Maggy Mulholland, Adria Parker, Christopher Scott, Reece Timmons, Ebenether Wondaferew, Blake Wood, Megan Wood and Lauren Younger.

Those named to the second team are: Marika Brown, Joel Latson, Amani Nesmith, Isaac Shepard, Hagen Stoute, Jasmine Torres and Joacim Zuniga.

#fearless #big12

SOFTBALL

BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

May 9, 2017

Jessica Hartwell Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Texas Tech sophomore infielder Jessica Hartwell gained Big 12 Player of the Week honors today after blasting three home runs this weekend at the Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo.

This is Hartwell's first Big 12 weekly award of her career. She is the first Red Raider honored with a weekly award from the league this season and the first since senior Kierra Miles last season.

Hartwell led the league last week with three home runs and six RBI while hitting .500 in 10 at bats at the Ram Classic in Fort Collins. She added a double and a walk while recording her first multi-home run game in Tech's Sunday matchup with Colorado State. She recorded one of her six RBI in Tech's six-run second inning against South Dakota Sunday that led to a Red Raider win.

"Jessica works incredibly hard," head coach Adrian Gregory said. "I've put a lot of responsibility on her, and she continues to rise up to the occasion. As I demand more, she steps up more. Our program is in great hands with her at the helm as a leader. She has a lot of expectation on her back, she knows that and she wants it."
#fearless #big12

TRACK & FIELD

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12

May 9, 2017

23 Track & Field Athletes Named Academic All-Big 12

Texas Tech track & field had eight male and 15 female athletes named to the Academic All-Big 12 first and second teams.

Tayler Jameson was one of 18 female athletes recognized for her 4.00 GPA.

Athletes named to the first team are: Kaylee Amershek, Hannah Bradley, Jocelyn Caro, Trey Culver, Riley Gonzales, Jade Greer, Kaylee Hinton, Tayler Jameson, Maggy Mulholland, Adria Parker, Christopher Scott, Reece Timmons, Ebenether Wondaferew, Blake Wood, Megan Wood and Lauren Younger.

Those named to the second team are: Marika Brown, Joel Latson, Amani Nesmith, Isaac Shepard, Hagen Stoute, Jasmine Torres and Joacim Zuniga.

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests.

#fearless #big12

WOMEN'S TENNIS

PROGRAM'S FIRST ALL-AMERICAN

May 4, 2017

Gabriela Talaba Named Program’s First All-American

For the first time in Texas Tech Women's Tennis history, junior Gabriela Talaba earned All-America honors following the 2017 regular season.

She received a Top 16 national seed in the NCAA Tennis Championships singles competition set for May 24-29 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., following the conclusion of the team championships.

This season, Talaba posted a 22-6 record during the regular season, including a school record setting 20-5 in the No. 1 position.

Talaba helped her team to a Big 12 regular season and tournament title for the first time in school history and led the Lady Raiders to the Elite 8 of the ITA Indoor Nationals.

Talaba is one of the most decorated players in school history. With a 63-21 career record, she has the fourth best career win percentage (0.750) in school history.

#fearless #champion #legacy

MEN'S GOLF

NCAA REGIONAL

May 4, 2017

Tech Earns 16th-Straight NCAA Golf Regional Bid

The Texas Tech men's golf team has been selected to compete in the 2017 NCAA Regional Championships, as the No. 2 seed in the College Grove, Tennessee, region. The tournament will be held May 15-17.

This is the 16th consecutive year the No. 11 Red Raiders have been selected for the NCAA postseason, which is the longest active team qualification streak on campus. The school record for consecutive NCAA postseason appearances is currently 17 years, held by the women's basketball program.

#fearless #ncaa

SOFTBALL

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12

May 4, 2017

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12

The Texas Tech softball program had nine student-athletes receive recognized Thursday on the Academic All-Big 12 teams that were announced by the league office.

The Red Raiders had six student-athletes – seniors Ashley Fultz, Kierra Miles, Devon Thomey and Brittany Warnecke and sophomores Kiani Ramsey and Kiana Workman – named to the first team, while seniors Mattison Maisel and Dominique Alcocer and sophomore Jessica Hartwell garnered second team accolades.

Ramsey was one of five conference student-athletes nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. This marks the 10th year in a row Tech has had a student-athlete nominated with a 4.0 grade-point average, the longest such streak in the Big 12.

#fearless #big12

TRACK & FIELD

BIG 12 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

May 3, 2017

Champlin and Latham Sweep Weekly Conference Honors

As announced by the Big 12 Conference this afternoon, junior Steven Champlin and senior Viershanie Latham both won Athlete of the Week for their performances at the Red Raider Shootout.

Champlin put together a 45.01 (converted to 45.12 with altitude) 400-meter run to claim first at the meet. This was a lifetime-best for Champlin that earned him the No. 4 nationally-ranked spot as well as the No. 7 world-ranked position.

Champlin is also a part of the men's 4x400 relay that is currently ranked fifth in the nation with their 3:03.28 time.

Latham has continued to produce strong marks throughout the season in the women's jumps, with the most recent accomplishment being her 6.55m/21-6 (+3.8w) long jump mark.

This was an almost foot-and-a-half lifetime-best improvement for Latham that moved her up to No. 5 in the national rankings and No. 9 in the world amongst moderately-windy marks.

#fearless #big12

WOMEN'S TENNIS

NCAA REGIONAL

May 2, 2017

Women’s Tennis to Host NCAA First & Second Rounds

The No. 6 Texas Tech Women's Tennis team will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Championships at the McLeod Tennis Center for the second straight year.

This is the sixth consecutive season the Lady Raiders earned a berth to the NCAA Championships.

Tech was selected as the No. 6 national seed in the NCAA Lubbock Regional on Tuesday afternoon during the NCAA Selection Show on NCAA.com. The Lady Raiders welcome Southern California, Denver and Quinnipiac for the two-day tournament that will take place May 12-13.

"We're excited to get to play this at home in front of our crowd, get to sleep in our own beds and use this to our own advantage," head coach Todd Petty said. "Any time we can host a regional, it's a really good year. I'm really proud of the girls and excited for them."

Texas Tech has advanced past the regional round the last two seasons, earning a spot in the Sweet 16.

The Lady Raiders (24-4) enter the tournament with an automatic bid after winning the first Big 12 tournament title in program history. Tech is one of six Big 12 members to receive a bid to the NCAA Championships this season.

#fearless #ncaa

BASEBALL

NCBWA HITTER OF THE WEEK

May 2, 2017

Hargrove Reels In NCBWA Hitter Of The Week

Texas Tech baseball senior infielder Hunter Hargrove was named Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA), the publication announced today.

Earlier in the week, Hargrove picked up Big 12 Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. He joins fellow infielder Orlando Garcia in earning national accolades in 2017, who earned Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Player of the Week on April 10.

Hargrove's award is the first from the NCBWA since Eric Gutierrez on Feb. 17, 2015.

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MEN'S TENNIS

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

May 1, 2017

Curry and Sendegeya Notch Big 12 All-Tournament Nods

Connor Curry and Alex Sendegeya tucked away Big 12 All-Tournament Team honors for the Texas Tech men's tennis team announced Monday by the conference office.

For Sendegeya, it marked the second straight time he earned Big 12 All-Tournament Team accolades for singles. He captured back-to-back wins over ranked opponents in this year's event. The Liverpool native defeated No. 59 Johannes Schretter of Baylor by a 6-4, 6-3 margin and added a 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-1 win over No. 110 Lucas Gerch of Oklahoma State.

Curry also reeled off two singles wins for the Red Raiders. He upended Baylor's Jimmy Bendick by a 6-4, 7-6 (4) margin for the match-clinching point in the quarters coupled with a 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 decision over Oklahoma State's Tristian Mereat.

#fearless #big12

WOMEN'S TENNIS

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

May 1, 2017

Four Singles, Two Doubles Earn All-Tourney Team Honors

Four Women's Tennis singles and two doubles teams earned a spot on the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team, the league announced Monday.

The team was selected by the nine head coaches in the conference.

Junior Gabriela Talaba earned the No. 1 position while sophomore Felicity Maltby nabbed the No. 2 singles line. Talaba posted a 3-0 record on the weekend and extended her win streak to eight matches. Along the way, she defeated two ranked opponents including a Top 10 victory over Viktoriya Lushkova on Oklahoma State.

Maltby had the championship match clincher with a comeback three-set win over No. 49 Katarina Adamovic.

Juniors Sarah Dvorak and Katelyn Jackson earned a spot on the team in the No. 5 and No. 6 positions, respectively. Dvorak went 2-0 this weekend and clinched the win over Texas to send the Lady Raiders to the championship match.

Jackson posted a 2-0 record during tournament play including a three-set comeback over Texas' Dani Wagland on Saturday.

In doubles, Sabrina Federici and Dvorak claimed the No. 1 spot while Maltby and Talaba took home honors on the No. 2 doubles line.

#fearless #big12

BASEBALL

BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

May 1, 2017

Hargrove, Klein Receive Conference Recognition

Texas Tech baseball's Hunter Hargrove and Brian Klein have been named Big 12 Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, the league announced today.

It's the second time this season Hargrove has picked up the honor, previously doing so after the first week of the 2017 season. Klein's nod makes him the eighth different Red Raider to earn one of the conference's weekly awards this season and the third to win the Newcomer accolade.

Tech's total of nine Big 12 in-season awards are the most the Red Raiders have ever had in one year and lead the other member institutions this season by three. Other award winners in 2017 include: Michael Davis (April 17), Orlando Garcia (April 10), Tanner Gardner (March 13), Steven Gingery (Feb. 27), Josh Jung (Feb. 21) and Grant Little (March 27).

Hargrove & Klein both recorded a Big 12-high nine hits last week, as Hargrove led the Red Raiders with a .500 batting average, followed closely by Klein at .474. Hargrove's week extended his conference-leading hit-total to 66, his double figures to 19 and total bases to 104.

#fearless #big12

#3 MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

May 1, 2017

Men's Track & Field Matches Highest Ranking in School History

The Texas Tech men's track & field team is ranked No. 3 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) computer rankings.

This spot ties the highest ranking ever held by the Texas Tech track & field men's team.

"I'm really proud that we've been able to move up in the polls," Head Coach Wes Kittley said. "It's fun for our team and they've worked hard to get to this spot, we just need to keep working hard as we get closer conference."
#fearless #grit

WOMEN'S TENNIS

FIRST BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

April 30, 2017

Women’s Tennis Wins Big 12 Championship

The No. 7 Texas Tech Women's Tennis team won the program's first Big 12 Championship title as the Lady Raiders downed No. 9 Oklahoma State, 4-2.

The Lady Raiders (24-4) have defeated the Cowgirls (21-5) twice this season.

This was the third straight Big 12 Championship final that the Lady Raiders have played in and the first Big 12 tournament title for the Lady Raiders. The title also marked the first year Tech captured the regular season title and the championship title.

"I'm just so proud of the girls, especially this junior class," Head Coach Todd Petty said. "They've gone three years without a Big 12 title and we've played for it quite a few times leading up into this season. For them to get a share of the regular season and claim the tournament championship, I just could not be more proud of them overall."
#fearless #champions #big12

WOMEN'S GOLF

NCAA REGIONAL

April 27, 2017

Lady Raiders Earn Another NCAA Regional Bid

For the seventh time over the past eight years, the Texas Tech women's golf team is heading to the postseason. This time, though, the Lady Raiders will be doing so right at home.

Tech was selected as the No. 9 seed in the NCAA Lubbock Regional on Thursday morning during the NCAA Selection Show on the Golf Channel. The Lady Raiders will welcome 17 other schools and six individuals during the three-day tournament that will take place May 8-10 at The Rawls Course.

"We're excited to once again be in a Regional," Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. "This will be a challenging field that includes several teams we are familiar with this season. We're looking forward to hosting and I know our team has been looking forward to playing at The Rawls Course again."

This will be the 17th all-time NCAA Regional appearance for the Lady Raiders, who will be hosting the regional round for the first time since 2005. The Rawls Course, which was named the No. 4 campus course in the country this past fall, also hosted the 2015 NCAA Men's Golf Regional.

#fearless #ncaa

PATRICK MAHOMES II

NO. 10 PICK OF THE 2017 NFL DRAFT

April 27, 2017

Mahomes Heads to Kansas City with No. 10 Overall Pick

Patrick Mahomes II's dream of one day reaching the NFL came true Thursday night as the Texas Tech quarterback was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 10 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Chiefs made a leap up the draft board to select Mahomes, reportedly trading a first and third round pick this year and a 2018 first rounder to the Buffalo Bills. It marked the first time Kansas City had selected a Red Raider since the late James Hadnot was chosen in the third round of the 1980 draft.

Mahomes, who watched the draft alongside friends and family from his hometown of Tyler, Texas, becomes the seventh Red Raider to be selected in the opening round, joining an elite group that includes Walter Schlinkmann (1945), Dave Parks (1964), Donny Anderson (1965), Ted Watts (1981), Gabe Rivera (1983) and Michael Crabtree (2009).

The No. 10 pick marks the highest a Red Raider has been selected since Crabtree was picked at the same point of the 2009 draft. Only two other Red Raiders have been chosen higher as former Tech All-American and NFL Pro Bowl player Dave Parks was the top pick of the 1964 draft by San Francisco while fellow All-American Donny Anderson was selected seventh a year later.

#fearless #legacy

MEN'S & WOMEN'S TENNIS

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12

April 26, 2017

Tennis Programs Capture 12 Academic All-Big 12 Honors

The Texas Tech men's and women's tennis teams had 12 players tuck away Academic All-Big 12 honors announced Tuesday by the conference office.

Texas Tech had 11 of its 12 selections named to the first team which consists of student-athletes who have maintained a 3.20 GPA or better.

On the men's side, Bjorn Thomson was the only player in the Big 12 to compile a 4.0 GPA. The five total honorees for the Red Raiders are a program single-season record on the Academic All-Big 12 Team.

The Lady Raiders paced the conference with seven overall selections which also matched a program single-season mark with the 2013 team.

2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Jolan Cailleau, Senior, Finance

Connor Curry, Junior, Electronic Media and Communication

Carlos DiLaura, Senior, Marketing and Management

Sarah Dvorak, Junior, Nutrition

Sabrina Federici, Junior, Sports Management

Katelyn Jackson, Junior, Kinesiology

Lynn Kiro, Senior, Sports Management

Gabriela Talaba, Junior, Sports Management

Alex Sendegeya, Junior, International Economics

Bjorn Thomson, Sophomore, Sports Management

Alex Valenstein, Sophomore, Finance

2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

Felicity Maltby, Sophomore, Advertising

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#4 MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

April 25, 2017

Men Claim Top-5 USTFCCCA Ranking

The Texas Tech men's track & field team is ranked No. 4 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) computer rankings.

"This is the time of the year when the rankings really start meaning something to me," Head Coach Wes Kittley said. "As we start moving toward the Big 12 Championship and the first round of Nationals, I think it is important that we gain confidence and that the kids feel like there is a good possibility for us to be on the podium. We just have to keep working hard and stay healthy."

This is a four spot jump from last week's ranking, and is the highest position held by the Red Raider men since 2012.

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FOOTBALL

April 24, 2017

Nunez Wins McAuley Distinguished Student Award

Texas Tech senior defensive lineman Talor Nunez was named Friday the 2017 recipient of the prestigious McAuley Distinguished Engineering Student Award presented by the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering.

The award is one of the top honors presented annually for engineering students at Texas Tech. It is named in memory of James A. McAuley, a distinguished alumnus in the field of engineering and a member of the Dean's Council.

"I'm very honored and humbled to accept this award," Nunez said. "I'm thankful for each person who has helped guide me to this position. I'm also thankful to the Dean's Council for selecting me as the winner of this year's award. It's truly a blessing and I will always work to represent Texas Tech well in all that I do."

Nunez, a mechanical engineering major out of Midland, will be recognized at a May 19 banquet hosted by the engineering college. Nunez will graduate this August with his undergraduate degree and will immediately start on a master's program in the Rawls College of Business.

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TRACK & FIELD

MEN'S BIG 12 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

April 19, 2017

Brown Bags Second Big 12 Honor of Outdoor Season

Charles Brown was named Big 12 Male Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this outdoor season.

Brown is the first male track & field athlete in school history to claim this weekly honor more than once in an outdoor season. He is the second in school history for both indoor and outdoor combined, following Kennedy Kithuka who won in back-to-back weeks in his 2013 indoor season.

At the Horned Frog Invitational, Brown cleared an 8.30m/27-2.75 (+4.8w) jump to claim the meet crown and the wind-aided school record.

This jump also has Brown ranked first in the world for wind-assisted long jump marks.

#fearless #big12

WOMEN'S GOLF

Robertson Named U.S. Coach for Junior Golf World Cup

Texas Tech women's golf coach JoJo Robertson has been named the head coach for the United States women's team that will compete this summer in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Nagoya, Japan.

Robertson, now in her eighth year leading the Lady Raiders, will oversee a trio of America's top junior players, two of which that were part of the 2016 squad that claimed the team title. All three players have already signed National Letters of Intent to play at the Division-I level next fall.

"This is such an honor for me to be part of this event," Robertson said. "I could not be more proud to travel and represent the USA. We have a great group of young ladies and I am looking forward to getting to know them and experiencing this with them."

MEN'S & WOMEN'S GOLF

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12

April 19, 2017

Tech Golf Lands Eight On Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Texas Tech men's and women's golf each had four student-athletes honored as members of the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 golf teams, the league office announced on Tuesday.

On the men's side, Hurly Long, Federico Zucchetti, Ivan Ramirez and Hannes Ronneblad were named to the first team. This marks Ronneblad's third selection during his career.

On the women's side, Mami Yamamoto, Gabby Barker and Lauren Mason earned first team honors, and Cara Barker was named to the second team. This is the second-straight first team honor for Mason.

#fearless #big12

BASEBALL

BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

April 17, 2017

Davis Delivered Big 12 Player Of The Week Honor

Texas Tech baseball junior infielder Michael Davis has been named Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced today.

It is the second career conference honor for the Lubbock native, who won the weekly award on April 11, 2016, after an impressive weekend at Oklahoma State. Davis' is also the second-straight Red Raider to receive the distinction, as junior infielder Orlando Garcia won last week.

#fearless #big12

MEN'S GOLF

HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS

April 16, 2017

No. 11 Red Raiders Claim Hawkeye Invite Championship

The No. 11 Texas Tech men's golf team captured its second team tournament title of the season on Sunday, winning the Hawkeye Invitational.

This marks the first season in which Tech has won multiple team tournament titles since the 2009-10 academic year. It's the 19th team tournament title under head coach Greg Sands.

"I'm proud of how we finished this tournament on those last few holes," Sands said. "It's one thing to be a favorite at a tournament, but it's another to actually play like it and win it. It's a great feeling to be able to start and finish the spring portion of the regular season with wins like this. We definitely have some things to clean up before next weekend, but I like where we are right now."
#fearless #champions

REMEMBERING SPIKE DYKES

Texas Tech Mourns the Loss of Spike Dykes

During his 13 seasons as head coach at Texas Tech and the years that followed, Spike Dykes was a legend in every sense of the word.

Born in Lubbock, Dykes was a West Texan through and through. He led his hometown school to a then school-record 82 wins from 1986-99, cementing his legacy as one of the more adored figures in Texas Tech history.

#fearless #legacy

BASEBALL

BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

April 10, 2017

Garcia Garners Big 12 Player Of The Week Honor

Texas Tech baseball junior infielder Orlando Garcia picked up his second award of the day after being honored as Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced today.

Garica was also named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Monday, the first honor for a Red Raider this season and first since Bobby Doran in 2010.

His accolade marks the sixth weekly conference award for a Red Raider in 2017, as Tanner Gardner (March 13), Steven Gingery (Feb. 27), Hunter Hargrove (Feb. 21), Josh Jung (Feb. 21) and Grant Little (March 27) have all received recognition by the Big 12 this year.

Garcia racked up a .471 average over 17 at-bats last week, helping the Red Raiders to a 3-1 record against New Mexico State and then-No. 29 Baylor. He tallied eight hits, including four home runs, along with 11 RBI, six runs scored and three walks.

#fearless #big12

BASEBALL

CB BASEBALL NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

April 10, 2017

Garcia Named CB Newspaper National Player Of The Week

Texas Tech baseball junior infielder Orlando Garcia has received Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Player of the Week honors, the publication announced today.

It is the first honor for a Red Raider this season. Garcia is the first since Bobby Doran in 2010 to be named a Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Garcia racked up a .471 average over 17 at-bats last week, helping the Red Raiders to a 3-1 record against New Mexico State and then-No. 29 Baylor. He tallied eight hits, including four home runs, along with 11 RBI, six runs scored and three walks.

#fearless

WOMEN'S TENNIS

BIG 12 TITLE

April 9, 2017

Women’s Tennis Wins Share of Big 12 Title

The No. 5 Texas Tech Women's Tennis Team clinched a share of the 2017 Big 12 title with a 4-0 win over West Virginia on Sunday afternoon.

This is the women's tennis program's third Big 12 Championship in six seasons, all coming under Head Coach Todd Petty.

The Lady Raiders (20-3, 8-0 Big 12) continue their 13-match win streak to stay undefeated in Big 12 play. This is the third straight 20-win season for the Lady Raiders under Petty.

"I am so proud of these young ladies. They have fought for this goal for many years and to see them accomplish it is so rewarding," Head Coach Todd Petty said.
#fearless #champions #big12

TRACK & FIELD

BIG 12 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

April 5, 2017

Brown Earns Big 12 Athlete of the Week

Texas Tech jumper Charles Brown was named Track & Field Athlete of the Week by the Big 12 conference this afternoon, owed to his standout performance at Texas Relays.

"What a great jump for Charles at Texas Relays! Head Coach Wes Kittley said. "I couldn't be more pleased with the transition from indoors to outdoors and how he is figuring it out on the runways. We've seen the big jumps, but now they're starting to happen"

Brown hit a long jump mark of 8.14m/26-8.50 ranking him No. 3 in the world. This jump by Brown also leads the nation by over half a foot.

Brown's mark serves not only as a second-place outdoor record for Texas Tech, but as his lifetime-best jump.

#fearless #big12

MEN'S GOLF

BIG 12 MEN'S GOLFER OF THE MONTH

April 5, 2017

Ronneblad Receives Big 12 Honor

Texas Tech senior Hannes Ronneblad has been named the Big 12 Men's Golfer of the Month for the month of March, the conference office announced Wednesday.

This marks the first time Ronneblad has won the award, and he is the second Red Raider to win the award this season, joining Fredrik Nilehn, who won in October. The last time Tech won this award twice in a calendar year was the 2006-07 season (Jake Younan-Wise and Will Griffin).

#fearless #big12

FOOTBALL

April 2, 2017

Tech Teams With Garth Brooks' Teammates For Kids

The Texas Tech football program joined country music legend Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation to host a youth camp Sunday morning at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his staff teamed with Brooks in hosting roughly 70 youth athletes from the Lubbock area, all of which were attending free of charge. The camp focused on teaching important football skills as well as developing character and leadership traits.

"This was an unbelievable opportunity to participate in such a good cause," Kingsbury said. "It's incredible that Garth takes the time he does on every tour stop to conduct a camp like this. The kids were phenomenal and learned a tremendous amount not only about football, but also about character and leadership."
#fearless #community

WOMEN'S TENNIS

April 2, 2017

Women’s Tennis Continues Undefeated Streak in Big 12

The No. 6 Texas Tech Women's Tennis team earned its 11th-straight win of the season with a 4-2 victory over No. 36 Oklahoma (10-6, 0-4 Big 12) on Sunday at The Falls Tennis & Athletic Club.

With the win, the Lady Raiders (18-3, 6-0 Big 12) stayed undefeated in Big 12 play entering the final two weeks of the regular season.

#fearless #grit

FOOTBALL

April 1, 2017

Fearless Dream Kids Score at Texas Tech Football Spring Game

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WOMEN'S TENNIS

BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

March 28, 2017

Gabriela Talaba Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Junior Gabriela Talaba was named the Big 12 Player of the Week after a 2-0 showing in singles play and going 2-0 in doubles action.

Talaba earned two ranked wins over conference foes to help the Lady Raiders stay undefeated in Big 12 play.

"We are very proud of Gabriela and how much she has progressed," Head Coach Todd Petty said. "She had a tremendous weekend and was a huge part of our success."
#fearless #big12

BASEBALL

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK

March 27, 2017

Little Named Big 12 Newcomer Of The Week

Texas Tech baseball freshman outfielder Grant Little has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, the league announced today.

It's the first conference accolade for the Midland native. His honor marks the fifth weekly award for a Red Raider this season, as Tanner Gardner (March 13), Steven Gingery (Feb. 27), Hunter Hargrove (Feb. 21) and Josh Jung (Feb. 21) have all received recognition by the Big 12 in 2017.

#fearless #big12

FOOTBALL

"THE DREAM"

Coming Home: Jakeem Grant

Texas Tech's all-time receiving leader Jakeem Grant returned to Lubbock this offseason and sat down with Texas Tech TV to discuss his successful rookie season and how being a Tech graduate has positively impacted his life.

Grant ranked 12th in the NFL averaging 8.3 yards per punt return, including one touchdown, in his rookie year. Grant was a sixth-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 2016 NFL Draft.

#fearless #legacy

VOLLEYBALL

March 16, 2017

Red Raider Volleyball Impacts Lubbock Community

According to Merriam-Webster, the word 'improve' is defined as "to enhance in value or quality: make better."

For the Texas Tech volleyball team, much of their spring semester is centered around this word. They work tirelessly in the practice gym, in the weight room and in the classroom. They do this with their sights set on next fall, when they will put all of their hard work on display.

There is also a segment of their semester that isn't fixated on self-improvement. Instead, it's focused on improving their community.

Since the start of February the team has been lending a hand at several places in the Lubbock community, including the Texas Tech University Therapeutic Riding Center, which offers equine-assisted therapy to those with special needs within Lubbock and the surrounding areas.

#fearless #community

FOOTBALL

March 16, 2017

Texas Tech Spring Game Officially Sold Out

Texas Tech will host its Spring Game in front of a capacity crowd on April 1 as tickets to watch the Red Raiders at The Star in Frisco are officially sold out.

Demand by fans to see a battle between the offense and defense pushed Tech to full capacity less than three weeks before the Red Raiders travel to the 12,000-seat Ford Center that is part of the Dallas Cowboys' team headquarters at The Star.

"We can't thank our fans enough for their support of our football program," Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. "As I've said before, The Star is a perfect setting to showcase our football program and our university. The support of our fan base makes it even more special and I know our coaches and student-athletes can't wait to play in one of the premier athletic facilities in the country."

MEN'S GOLF

March 14, 2017

Ronneblad Wraps Up Individual Title At Bandon Dunes

Hannes Ronneblad captured the second individual title of his Red Raider career on Tuesday, winning the Bandon Dunes Championship.

After shooting an opening-round 65, Ronneblad (-10) pretty much led wire-to-wire, other than being tied atop the leaderboard a couple times throughout the weekend. He birdied Nos. 16 and 18 to hold off Oregon's Wyndham Clark (-8), who entered the week as the nation's No. 2 player, according to Golfweek.

Ronneblad's birdie on No. 18 also vaulted the No. 9 Red Raiders into sole possession of second place as a team, finishing the week at -7.

#fearless #champion

BASEBALL

BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

March 13, 2017

Gardner Secures Big 12 Player Of The Week

Texas Tech baseball junior outfielder Tanner Gardner has been named Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced today.

It's the second time the Frisco native has earned the award, last doing so almost a year ago to the date on March 21, 2016. Gardner's honor marks the second Player of the Week award for Tech this season, as senior infielder Hunter Hargrove was selected after the first weekend of the season. The Red Raiders have won all three of the conference's weekly awards in 2017.

#fearless #big12

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

TREY CULVER | NATIONAL CHAMPION

March 11, 2017

Culver Claims High Jump Crown

Lubbock native Trey Culver captured the high jump crown, marking back-to-back years in which he has claimed this honor. The junior notched a new indoor personal-record height of 2.26m/7-5, matching his outdoor record which he achieved at the 2016 Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. This mark also allowed Culver the No. 5 indoor Texas Tech record.

Texas Tech has swept the high jump indoor national championship titles three-straight years, from JaCorian Duffield in 2015 to Culver in 2016 and 2017. This three meet streak stands as the most consecutive high jump titles in NCAA history.

#fearless #champion #ncaa

#6 BASEBALL

March 7, 2017

No. 6 Tech Throttles No. 4 Arizona, 13-1

The No. 6 Texas Tech baseball team posted 13 runs on 14 hits to breeze past No. 4 Arizona, 13-1, on Tuesday night at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

It was the third-straight victory over a top-10 team for the Red Raiders (12-2), making it the first time since 2014 to accomplish the feat when Tech defeated No. 3 Indiana, No. 10 Rice and No. 3 Miami. Last weekend at the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, Tech took down No. 8 Ole Miss on Saturday, 5-1, and No. 2 LSU on Sunday, 5-2.

Coming into today's game, Arizona (11-2) was also ranked No. 1 in the first NCAA RPI poll of the season.

#fearless #hunger

BASEBALL

March 5, 2017

No. 10 Tech Walks Off No. 2 LSU, 5-4, In Shriners Finale

The No. 10 Texas Tech baseball team capped off the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Classic with a dramatic walk-off victory over No. 2 LSU, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

The Red Raiders (11-2) used the extra half of the ninth inning to secure the win, as junior outfielder Tanner Gardner sliced the two-out game-winner back at the LSU (9-3) pitcher, who tried to stop the ball with his foot, but it ricocheted out toward third base, allowing Tech to finish 2-1 this weekend in Houston.

#fearless #grit

MEN'S BASKETBALL

ALL BIG-12 HONORS

March 5, 2017

Evans, Smith Earn All-Big 12 Basketball Awards

Keenan Evans and Zach Smith captured All-Big 12 honors as announced Sunday by the conference office and selected by the league's coaches.

Evans picked All-Big 12 Third-Team accolades, while Smith came away with All-Big 12 Honorable Mention status for the second straight season. For Evans, he is the first Texas Tech player to be named to the All-Big 12 Third Team since Jaye Crockett during the 2013-14 season.

Smith has piled up 12.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 assists per game. The 7.2 rebounds are fifth whereas the 1.4 blocks are seventh in the Big 12 rankings. Only Smith and Texas' Jarrett Allen are ranked among the Big 12's Top 7 in both categories. Smith has reached double figures in 12 of his last 18 games fueled by a career-high 25 points against LSU on Jan. 25 followed by a 21-point, 10-rebound effort versus then No. 3 Kansas on Feb. 11. He has secured a block in 25 of 30 games and his 135 career blocks are second on Texas's Tech list only behind Tony Battie at 162 rejections.

#fearless #big12

LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL

ALL-BIG 12 HONORS

March 1, 2017

Three Lady Raiders Selected to All-Big 12 Teams

Three Lady Raiders have earned All-Big 12 honors following the 2016-17 season, the Big 12 announced Wednesday afternoon.

Freshman Brittany Brewer was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team, becoming the third freshman in program history to earn a spot in their rookie season.

She leads all Big 12 freshmen with a 49.5 percent shooting average. Brewer ranks second in Big 12 freshmen averaging 6.3 rebound per game this season.

Sophomore Recee' Caldwell and senior Ivonne CookTaylor were named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention for their successful seasons in conference play.

CookTaylor
Caldwell
#fearless #big12

TRACK & FIELD | CROSS COUNTRY

DR. GERALD LAGE AWARD RECIPIENT

February 28, 2017

Schunk Named Dr. Gerald Lage Award Recipient

As announced this morning by the Big 12 Conference, Texas Tech track & field and cross country junior Hattie Schunk was named a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award.

Schunk is one of 58 Big 12 student-athletes to receive recognition for this award, deemed the highest academic honor offered by the Conference.

Schunk, a Chemical Engineering major, has been named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team with a 4.0 GPA three times and is also a 2016 Goldwater Scholarship recipient.

#fearless #big12

#10 BASEBALL

BIG 12 PITCHER OF THE WEEK

February 27, 2017

Gingery Garners Big 12 Pitcher Of The Week Award

Texas Tech baseball sophomore left-handed pitcher Steven Gingery has been named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the league announced today.

It is the first conference pitcher honor for the Huntington Beach, California, native, as he received Newcomer of the Week on May 9, 2016. It also marks back-to-back weeks the Red Raiders have been honored by the conference, as Tech has now earned all three of the Big 12 weekly awards.

#fearless #big12

TRACK & FIELD

INDIVIDUAL BIG 12 CHAMPIONS

February 24, 2017

Day One Yields Two Big 12 Champions

Texas Tech had a strong first day at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship with 19 personal-best performances taking place.

Kaylee Hinton scored 4010 points in the pentathlon this afternoon. This number allowed her the No. 9 spot in Texas Tech indoor records on top of her conference champion title.

Sophomore jumper Charles Brown hit a lifetime best mark of 7.89m/25-10.75 in the men's long jump to earn his second conference title in the event.

Two Red Raiders Add Big 12 Titles on Last Day

Darien Tennon's first Big 12 title was owed to his 7.86 60-meter hurdle time. This run was improved from his previous best of 7.89 at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville.

This is the second consecutive indoor conference meet in which the 60H title has been taken by a Red Raider.

The women's high jump title was taken by Zarriea Willis at a 1.82m/5-11.50 bar. This was a first conference win for Willis.

#fearless #champions #big12

#5 WOMEN'S TENNIS

February 21, 2017

Women’s Tennis Jumps to No. 5 in ITA Rankings

The Texas Tech Women's Tennis team jumped to No. 5 in the latest Oracle/ITA Division I Collegiate Tennis Rankings.

The Lady Raiders reached as high as No. 5 last season (March 1), marking a program high.

Texas Tech is one of five Big 12 teams to rank in the Top 25. Oklahoma State sits No. 6 in the nation just behind the Lady Raiders.

The Lady Raiders defeated two Top 10 opponents during the ITA National Indoor Championships earlier this month.

#fearless

# 11 BASEBALL

BIG 12 PLAYER & NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK

February 21, 2017

Hargrove & Jung Earn Weekly Big 12 Honors

Texas Tech baseball senior and freshman infielders Hunter Hargrove and Josh Jung were named Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively, the league announced today.

It is the first honor of the year given out by the conference and first for each member of the Red Raider baseball team.

#fearless #big12
Josh Jung

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Dayo Olabode Helps Injured Animals Gain Second Chance

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WOMEN'S TENNIS

Lady Raiders jump to No. 7 in two polls

After two Top 10 wins at the ITA National Indoor Championships, the Texas Tech Women's Tennis team jumped up to No. 7 in the latest Oracle/ITA Division I rankings.

The Lady Raiders also jumped up to No. 7 in the second USTA College Tennis Top 25.

Texas Tech is one of three Big 12 teams in the ITA list and one of four league teams on the USTA Top 25. Oklahoma State ranks No. 6 in the ITA rankings and tied for fifth in the USTA rankings.

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WOMEN'S TENNIS

BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sophomore Felicity Maltby led the Texas Tech Women's Tennis team to two wins over Top 10 opponents as she was named Big 12 Player of the Week, league officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

The Lady Raiders defeated No. 9 Vanderbilt (4-2) and swept No. 3 Pepperdine (4-0) during play at the ITA Division I National Indoor Championships last weekend.

#fearless #big12

MEN'S BASKETBALL

We scored 52 points [in one half] against one of the best defensive teams in college basketball. If we can do that, I think we can compete with anybody on our schedule.

- Head Coach Chris Beard

Red Raider Recap: Tech 84, No. 4 Baylor 78

The Red Raiders have won five of their six games versus ranked opponents at home.

The Texas Tech men's basketball team continue to grind after being handed consecutive one-point defeats, and the Red Raiders were rewarded for their hard work with an 84-78 win over No. 4 Baylor Monday at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Red Raiders (17-9, 5-8 Big 12) toppled their third ranked opponent at home this season and have won five of their last six decisions versus ranked foes at home dating back to last season. The loss sent Baylor (22-4, 9-4 Big 12) two games behind Kansas in the Big 12 standings.

Texas Tech has defeated a pair of Associated Press Top 10 opponents in No. 7 West Virginia and No. 4 Baylor this season for the first time since 2007-08 when the Red Raiders knocked off No. 10 Texas A&M and No. 5 Texas.

c/o Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance
c/o Michael Strong
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WOMEN'S TENNIS

Women’s Tennis Sweeps No. 3 Pepperdine, 4-0

The Texas Tech Women's Tennis team earned its highest ranked win in school history as the Lady Raiders swept No. 3 Pepperdine, 4-0, in the consolation quarterfinals of the ITA Division I National Indoor Championships Sunday afternoon.

"I can't say enough about this group's fearless approach to the match," Head Coach Todd Petty said. "I am so lucky to get to work with such an amazing group. Everyone was the MVP tonight. They deserve it."

#fearless #grit

Twitter: @TexasTechTennis

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Swoopes Named to Women’s Basketball HOF Class of 2017

Former Lady Raider Sheryl Swoopes will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame with the Class of 2017, the hall announced Sunday afternoon.

Swoopes joins a six-member class that includes Sally Bell (official), Christine Grant (contributor), Rick Insell (coach), Louise O'Neal (veteran), and Kara Wolters (player).

The Class of 2017 will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, receiving their coveted Eastman Trophy and Baron Championship Induction Ring, on June 10, in Knoxville, Tenn. With the induction of the Class of 2017, the Hall of Fame has honored 157 inductees.

#fearless #legacy

#5 | MEN'S GOLF

Texas Tech Surges Into Top 5 Of Golfstat Rankings

After a red-letter weekend for Texas Tech men's golf, the Red Raiders were able to jump from No. 18 to No. 5 on Wednesday in the Golfstat team rankings.

This is the highest Tech has been ranked in either the Golfstat or Golfweek rankings since October 2014, when the Red Raiders rose to No. 4 in Golfstat, the highest ranking in school history.

#fearless #grit

FOOTBALL

SUPER BOWL LI CHAMPIONS

Backed by one of the greatest come-from-behind victories in Super Bowl history, former Texas Tech standouts Danny Amendola and LaAdrian Waddle are World Champions after the New England Patriots rallied for a 34-28 overtime victory Sunday night at NRG Stadium in Houston.

#fearless #champions

MEN'S GOLF

No. 15 Tech Tops Championship-Level Field In Hawaii

Behind a school-record performance from Fredrik Nilehn on Saturday, the No. 15 Texas Tech men's golf team took home the team and individual titles in impressive fashion at the Amer Ari Invitational, at the Waikoloa Kings Course.

The Red Raiders finished at 44-under par, eight shots clear of No. 7 USC and 18 shots ahead of third-place No. 20 Oregon. Tech finished more than 20 shots clear of the following: No. 6 Stanford, No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 10 Texas, No. 12 Auburn and No. 25 Georgia Tech. It marked the 18th team tournament title under Tech head coach Greg Sands.

#fearless #champions

FOOTBALL

Anthony Lynn Named Head Coach Of L.A. Chargers

Former Texas Tech running back Anthony Lynn became the first Red Raider to land a permanent head coaching position in the NFL Friday night as he was hired by the newly-named Los Angeles Chargers.

Lynn, who helped power the Tech backfield from 1988-91, becomes the Chargers' 16th head coach in franchise history. His first season leading the organization will be a historic one as the Chargers announced earlier Thursday its intentions to move the franchise to Los Angeles after 56 seasons in San Diego.

c/o Texas Tech University System
#fearless #legacy

FOOTBALL

The Butler Boys

#fearless #hunger

FOOTBALL

For Jacob: Senior Luke Stice honors late best friend

#fearless #legacy

FOOTBALL

Red Raider Club: "Out Here"

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