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2011-12 TEXAS TECH MEN’S GOLF

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The Rawls Course At Texas Tech University It took a visionary like Jerry Rawls to imagine that a truly world-class golf course could be carved out of a cotton farm in the West Texas Panhandle. Positioned on the Texas South Plains on a short-grass prairie, the course design positions Texas Tech as a leader in NCAA championship golf. Alumnus Jerry S. Rawls made it possible for Texas Tech Golf to have its own territory by donating $8.6 million toward the total cost of approximately $14-15 million in 2001 and the course was then named for him. Completed in September 2003, the 270-acre parcel, located at the northernmost point of the campus proper, features an 18-hole championship-level course with a 60-acre driving range as well as pitching and chipping areas. The 7,100-yard golf course has very undulating fairways, beautiful bent grass greens and many deep bunkers. Dedicated facilities for both golf teams existing, including collegiate-exclusive pitching and chipping areas and an indoor facility with three hitting bays, one each for the men and the women, both featuring the best video technology possible. More About the Course Namesake, Jerry S. Rawls In December of 2000, Mr. Rawls gave $25 million to Texas Tech, then the largest gift ever received by the university, to the College of Business Administration, which was named after him. An avid golfer, Mr. Rawls’ funds and support of the Rawls Course in subsequent years have been deeply appreciated by the Texas Tech family, by its nationally prominent golf teams and by the community at large. Jerry Rawls excelled in math and science at an early age and upon graduating from Bellaire High School in Houston, he entered the engineering program at Texas Tech in 1962. He earned his Bachelor of Science of Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University in 1967 and went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University in 1968. In 2002 Texas Tech University bestowed him the prestigious “Distinguished Engineer” citation. Mr. Rawls served as Co-Principal Executive Officer of Finisar Corp. from August 1999 to August 2008 and its Executive Chairman since January 2006. From September 1968 to February 1989, Mr. Rawls served at Raychem Corporation, where he served various management positions including Division General Manager of the Aerospace Products Division and Interconnection Systems Division.

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Clubhouse And Team Facility Under Construction Established as one of the nation’s top on-campus collegiate golf courses, The Rawls Course at Texas Tech University will soon be home to a new $3.7 million clubhouse and team facility that was announced today by university officials. The entire project is made possible through private donations and is completely funded. The Clubhouse & Team Facility at The Rawls Course began with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony on July 9. “The first time I went to The Rawls Course, I was amazed at how beautiful the course was and equally impressed at the challenge that it presents,” said director of athletics Kirby Hocutt. “This new clubhouse and team facility will serve as the cornerstone for our fantastic golf course and will be something that the entire community can enjoy. We are grateful for the support of our donors who have made this possible.” The Rawls Course has earned rave reviews since its opening in September 2003 and most recently was named the fifth best public golf course in the state of Texas by Golfweek Magazine. That same publication also ranked The Rawls Course as the No. 4 university course in the nation. The Clubhouse & Team Facility at The Rawls Course will be constructed on the site where the current temporary clubhouse has resided since the course’s opening. The clubhouse and team facility will be separate units in order to provide complete privacy for the Texas Tech men’s and women’s golf teams that will occupy the team area. “Without question, this is going to be one of the nicest collegiate facilities in the country,” said men’s head coach Greg Sands. “This will be a great recruiting tool for our program, but most importantly it will be an area that we can share with the entire university and our great fans and supporters.” The team facility will be accessed through a courtyard that will provide a garden setting and dramatic entrance into the new home of Texas Tech Golf. The history of both golf programs will be displayed proudly in a reception area that will greet visitors upon their entrance. Beyond the reception area will be a full conference room, complete with multimedia capabilities that will give both teams the ability to utilize the latest technological advances in golf instruction. The team area will provide full locker rooms for both the men’s and women’s teams as wells as offices for both head coaches and assistants. This team area will have easy access to the short game area that is reserved solely for both golf teams and the No. 1 tee box. “Adding a state-of-the-art clubhouse will be a nice finishing touch to what I already consider one of the premier college golf courses in the country,” said women’s head coach JoJo Robertson. “This will not only help us in recruiting, but it will also be a boost to our current roster as almost every one of our players will still have eligibility remaining when the project is completed.” The clubhouse will be the central gathering point for members and guests and will feature panoramic views of this beautiful golf course. Jerry’s Grill, the popular restaurant at the course, will move into an expanded area that will include timber trusses as well as a fireplace and bar. The restaurant will also feature a halfway window, in order to provide food service to those making the turn at the No. 10 hole. A large veranda, with views of the course, will be available for meal service and will also include a fire pit for outdoor events. A full-service Pro Shop will provide patrons the latest in Texas Tech Golf gear as well as clubs and accessories. The cart staging area will be near the No. 1 tee and in view of the Pro Shop. Locker room facilities will also be available for daily use by members and guests.

CLUBHOUSE & TEAM FACILITY - DESIGN AMENITIES CLUBHOUSE •The clubhouse is oriented to the northeast looking across the golf course with sweeping panoramic views of holes No. 1, No. 9, No. 10 and the entire course in the distance. •The fully furnished high-volume Jerry’s Grill is expressed with heavy timber trusses and glazed walls providing full views to the golf course. Jerry’s Grill contains a service bar with flat screen TV’s for a sports bar atmosphere. Also included is a grand fireplace on the wall opposite the bar. •A veranda extending the full width of Jerry’s Grill provides outdoor dining and relaxing for after golf camaraderie and enjoyment. Adjacent to the veranda is a fire pit location for late afternoon and evening relaxing around a fire with sweeping views of the golf course. •An outdoor halfway window with direct access to the kitchen is available to the golfer making the turn for quick food and beverage purchases. •The full-service pro shop has views to the course for visual control of the play areas, staff at the sales counter have complete visual access to cart staging, the No. 1 tee, ninth green, No. 10 tee and the Texas Tech short game area. •The locker rooms contain showers, dressing rooms and day lockers for guests needing to change before and after golf. TEAM FACILITY •The courtyard and its garden setting provide an impressive entry sequence into the team building. •Immediately upon entering the building, a guest is greeted by a 16-foot high volume reception area expressed with timber trusses and views through a conference room to the team short game area. Display space/walls are available for team memorabilia and trophies. •The conference room provides a separate area for team meetings with full video capability. •The team locker rooms contain 14 large individual lockers for team members to store their gear and clubs. The locker rooms have direct access to the short game area and the exterior without having to use the main building entry. •Coaches and assistant coaches have their own individual offices along with a storage area for team gear. •The general site for the clubhouse and team facility contains an area intended for tents needed to host large events (Big 12 Championships, NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships) and celebrations are hosted. The area has easy access to the service yard and kitchen for catering.

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MATIAS

DOMINGUEZ Freshman • Santiago, Chile

Fall 2011: Saw action in two tournaments…turned in his best outing with a 71 in the second round of the Jack Nicklaus Invitational…finished the tournament tied for 40th…posted a 22nd place finish in the Adams Cup of Newport. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at Colegio del Verbo Divino… tied for 17th place in the 2010 Callaway Junior World Championship… finished tied for 41st place in the 2009 Junior Players Championship. Personal: Matias Dominguez… born Sept. 9, 1992 in Santiago, Chile…son of Jorge Dominguez and Francisca Balbontin… has two siblings, Tomas and Francisca…enjoys cooking and playing other sports.

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DREW DORSEY

Junior • Edmond, Okla. Fall 2011: Played in the prestigious Isleworth Collegiate Invitational…finished in 72nd place…posted his low round with an 80 in the second round of the tournament. Spring 2011: Did not compete. Fall 2010: Did not compete. Spring 2010: Did not compete. Fall 2009: Played in first collegiate event at the formidable Isleworth Collegiate Invitational ... shot 80-79-85 to finish 71st. Beore Texas Tech: Prepped at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla. ... top finishes at third (junior) and fifth (sophomore) at the state tournament ... lists short game, accuracy and putting as his strengths ... 4.0 GPA during senior year ... High School Coach: Mike Stolz. Personal: Andrew Timothy Dorsey ... born March 2, 1991, in Edmond, Okla. ... son of Lisa Stephenson and Tim Dorsey ... enjoys fishing and hanging out with friends.

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FINLEY EWING IV Junior • Dallas, Texas

Fall 2011: Played in all three tournaments this fall…finished tied for eighth place in the Adams Cup of Newport with an even-par 215… paced the Red Raiders finishing the Jack Nicklaus Invitational tied for 22nd… closed out the season at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational tied for 30th place… averaged 73.8 strokes per round. Spring 2011: Played in three tournaments in the spring including the NCAA Southwest-Arizona Region ... his best outing of the spring was at the Aggie Invitational where he finished 40th out of 72 golfers at 14-over ... earned a spot on the regional team and ended the tournament 48th overall at 6-over ... compiled a 76.4 stroke average for the year (fall and spring) in 14 rounds (five tournaments). FALL 2010: Saw action in the final two tournaments of the fall season ... turned in his best performance of the short season with 1-over 73 in the middle round of the prestigious Isleworth Collegiate Invitational which saw him open the round with a birdie followed by a string of 12 consecutive par holes ... rounded out the fall with a 76.6 average per round. Spring 2010: Saved his best performance of the spring for the NCAA South Central Regional where he shot a 5-under 211 to tie for fifth place ... matched teammates Chris Ward and Nils Floren in a five-way tie for fifth ... was the first time he finished under-par in his Tech career ... his 211 card matched the 54-hole low for a Tech player at an NCAA Regional ... began the tournament with a 3-under 69 ... followed with consecutive 1-under 71 rounds ... best finish previously was a tie for 11th at the UTSA Invitational ... remained in Tech’s lineup for the NCAA Championships ... shot a 6-over 78 each

round to finish 18-over for the tournament ... fell to Florida State’s Michael Hebert, 2 and 1, in the opening round of match play ... also competed in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, National Invitational Tournament, Morris Williams Intercollegiate, and The Aggie Invitational ... did not place in the top 30 in any of those tournaments ... stroke average of 74.8 is sixth on the team. Fall 2009: Played in second collegiate tournament with the Red Raiders at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational ... opened with a solid 72 and followed with rounds of 77 and 79 ... finished tied in 33rd place and among some of the nation’s top golfers ... started his Red Raider career off strong ... following a win as an unattached player at the Lubbock Christian University tournament in September, was placed in the lineup for the Gary Koch Intercollegiate ... fired an opening round 68 and finished the 54-hole event in a 39th-place tie ... is averaging 74.3 strokes on the season. Fall 2008-Spring 2009: Redshirt season. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas ... three-time high school MVP and all-conference selection ... finished second at the 2006 SPC Championship ... lists his short game as his strength, along with putting ... fouryear honor roll member ... High School Coach: David Baker. Personal: Samuel Finley Ewing IV ... born October 6, 1989, in Dallas ... son of Beth and Fin Ewing ... has two younger siblings, Charlie and Gail ... lists his grandmothers as his greatest influence outside of his parents ... also enjoys hunting and fishing.

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LOGAN

McCRACKEN

Sophomore • Oklahoma City, Okla. Fall 2011: Played in two tournaments… opened the season at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational finishing tied for 40th… shot his low round of the season with a 72 in the first round of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational… finished the invitational tied for 32nd place. Spring 2011: Saw action in two tournaments - the Southern Higlands Collegiate Masters and the Aggie Invitational. FALL 2010: Played in the final tournament of the fall at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate ... tied for 16th overall at 1-under. Spring 2010: Did not compete. Fall 2009: Did not compete. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... won Big “J” Junior Classic ... finished fourth at the adidas AJGA at Oak Tree ... lists putting and driving as his strengths ... High School Coach: Scott Berger. Personal: Logan Edward McCracken ... born June 21, 1991 in Oklahoma City ... son of Kathy and Greg McCracken ... has two older siblings, Caden and Erin.

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PETER

MLADENOVIC RS Freshman • Southlake, Texas Fall 2011: Did not compete. Spring 2011: Did not compete. Fall 2010: Did not compete. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas ... Helped lead his team to back-to-back district championships, a regional championship, and placed second in 5A State Championship ... earned All District and All Region honors junior and senior year ... qualified and played extensively in state, and regional amateur tournaments and AJGA events across the United States and Canada ... lists short game and putting as his strengths ... High School Coach: Matt Glenn. Personal: Peter Mladenovic ... born December 20, 1991 in Naperville, Ill. ... son of Rudy and Doree Mladenovic ... has an older brother, Alex, and a younger sister, Natalia.

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ESTEBAN RESTREPO

Freshman • Medellin, Colombia Fall 2011: Competed in the Adams Cup of Newport… finished tied for 23rd… posted his low round of 72 in the second round…averaged 73.3 strokes per round. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at The Columbus School… won the 2010 Nacional Juvenil title… tied for eighth place in the 2010 Callaway Junior World Championship… finished second at the 2009 Nacional Juvenil Match Play. Personal: Esteban Restrepo… born July 1, 1993 in Medellin, Columbia…son of Juan Carlos Restrepo and Carolina Herrera… has one older brother, Juan Pedro… enjoys listening to music.

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CHANDLER RUSK

Sophomore • Edmond, Okla. Fall 2011: Competed in all three tournaments… shot his low round of 69 in the final round of the Adams Cup of Newport… finished the tournament tied for 18th place… completed the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational tied for 66th place… averaged 76.3 strokes per round. Spring 2011:Played in all seven tournaments of the spring ... posted two Top 10 finishes ... in his second tournament of the spring, he finished 10th at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational ... tied for 24th at the Aggie Invitational and helped Tech to a third place team finish ... posted the highest finish of his career at the Big 12 Championships as he tied for fourth at 8-over 60 ... finished fourth on the squad with a 74.5 stroke average for the year (fall and spring). Fall 2010: Saw action in two tournaments in the fall season ... turned in his best outing at the elite PING/Golfweek Preview with a back-to-back 3-over par 75 rounds ... finished the short season with a 76.8 average per round. Spring 2010: Did not compete. Fall 2009: Did not compete. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at North High School in Edmond, Okla. ... won the AJGA Valero Texas Open Junior Shootout ... posted six top tens in AJGA play ... tied first in the 2009 Oklahoma Class 6A Tournament ... lists accuracy as one of his strengths. Personal: Chandler Mitchell Rusk ... born July 30, 1991, in Wellington, Kan. ... son of Jennifer and Mitch Rusk ... has an older sister, Kelsey ... enjoys meeting new people and hanging out with friends.

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CLEMENT SORDET

Freshman • Charbonnieres, France Fall 2011: Saw action in two tournaments… shot his low round of 72 twice, in the second and third round of the Adams Cup of Newport… finished the Adams Cup tied for 14th… completed his season with a 45th place finish in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational… averaged 75.0 strokes per round. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at Lycee Audiberti… won the 2011 Open Allianz Tour Mirobelle d’or… finished in fourth place at the 2011 South African Stroke Play Tournement… took third place honors in the 2011 Coupe Mauchy… tied for seventh place in the 2010 Portugal Championship… won the 2009 French Ganay Tournament. Personal: Clement Sordet… born Oct. 22, 1992 in Charbonnières, France… son of Pascal and Isabella Sordet… had one older brother, Matthieu… a member of the Golf Club of Ormesson…enjoys sports, hanging out with friends and listening to music.

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HENRY TODD

Freshman • Trophy Club, Texas Fall 2011: Played in the prestigious Isleworth Collegiate Invitational… finished the invitational tied for 59th place… shot a low round of 76 in the opening round of the tournament. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas… won the 2011 District Preview… took second place honors at the district tournament in 2009 and 2010… finished in second place in the regional in 2011. Personal: Henry Todd… born April, 22, 1993 in Trophy Club, Texas… son of Simon and Anne Todd… has one older sister, Victoria… enjoys all sports, hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends.

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NATHAN WEANT

Freshman • Hallsville, Texas Fall 2011: Did not compete. Personal: Nathan Weant… born June 4, 1992 in Hallsville, Texas… son of Danny and Martha Weant…has an older brother, Justin… enjoys hunting and fishing. Before Texas Tech: Prepped at Hallsville High School… was a four-time Jackie Burke Cup selection…took district tournament title as a freshman and sophomore…won the Mt. Pleasant Invitational as a senior…posted two top five finishes in AJGA play… took the Legends Junior Tour Spring Preview Tournament Title.

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TYLER

WEWORKSI Senior • Carlsbad, Calif.

Fall 2011: Did not compete. Spring 2011: Enjoyed a strong start to the spring season as he posted back-to-back top five finishes at the Ameri Ari Invitational and the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational ... at the Ameri Ari Invitational, he finished fourth with a 12-under 204 ... in the secound round of that tournament, he fired a 65 which ranks tied for the third lowest round in school history ... helped lead Tech to a tournament championship at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational as he finished third at 3-under 210 ... ended the year (fall and spring) ranked fifth on the team with a 74.8 stroke average. Fall 2010: Competed in two tournaments in the fall season ... finished with a 77.3 average per round. Spring 2010: Played in every tournament this spring for the Red Raiders ... finished in the top 10 twice at the UTSA Invitational and The Aggie Invitational ... despite a 10-over 81 first round, followed with a 5-under 66 second round and 1-under 70 final round to tie for seventh at UTSA Invitational ... his second round total was the best of his Tech career ... recorded another strong performance at the National Invitational Tournament by finished in a tie for 24th ... saved his best outing of Tech career for The Aggie Invitational by finishing 6-under and tied for third ... was in Tech’s lineup for both the Big 12 Championships and NCAA South Central Regional ... rebounded from his struggles at the regional round by finishing with a 1-under 215 at the NCAA Championships which tied for 25th overall ... was Tech’s only player to win in the match play opener against Florida State, defeating Wesley Graham, 3 and 2 ... averaged 74.9 strokes per round.

Fall 2009: Finished in 58th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... opened with a pair of 82s, but bounced back with a 76 in the final round. Spring 2009: Played in the spring’s first event at the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate ... carded rounds of 75-77-78 to finish tied 65th. Fall 2008: Did not compete. Before Texas Tech: Southern California Player of the Year (2007) ... won the California Interscholastic Federation title ... qualified for U.S. Juniors ... lists strengths as ball striking and putting ... prepped at Cathedral Catholic in Carlsbad, Calif. Personal: Tyler Weworski ... born May 24, 1990, in Carlsbad, Calif. ... son of Corey and Joe Weworski ... has a younger brother, Ryan ... mother, Corey, is a past U.S. Women’s MidAmateur champion.

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GREG SANDS

HEAD COACH

Greg Sands has established himself as one of the top young coaches in the country. In 11 seasons as head coach of the Red Raider program, Sands has taken a good program and made it better. There are 10 NCAA regional and five NCAA Championships berths, a top ten finish in 2010 and the program’s first two PING All-America First Team honorees in 2006 and 2010. Those are the most visible of the accomplishments Sands has been responsible for since taking over the program in 2001. What falls beneath the radar is Sands’ ability to provide his student-athletes with an outstanding education, reflected in the program’s 100 percent graduation rate during his tenure. The team consistently ranks among the top academic programs in the Big 12 Conference. Sand led Tech to its 10th NCAA regional under his tutelage in 2011 as the Red Raiders earned an invite to Tucson, Ariz. His 2010 team was led by a pair of decorated seniors in Nils Floren and Matt Smith. The Red Raiders earned their highest finish since 1959 in June of 2010, when Tech wrapped up an eighth place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships at The Honors Course in Chattanooga. Tech advanced to match play for the first time after completing an improbable comeback on the final day of stroke play. Tech’s eighth place finish was also highlighted by the fact that Nils Floren was named to the PING All-America First-Team and he became just the second player in school history (both under Sands) to earn that pretigious honor. The 2008-09 campaign was another successful season in school history as Sands guided the team to two tournament wins and

four top five finishes. Additionally, nine players posted top five finishes and two claimed medalist honors. The Red Raiders set the school scoring record for a 54-hole event with an 824 at the UTSA Invitational in the spring and shattered the school single-round record with a 266 in the same event - which Tech won by 20 strokes. All of these accomplishments came against one of the nation’s top 20 schedules. Texas Tech advanced to its fourth NCAA Championships appearance under Sands, following an impressive outing at the NCAA Southwest Regional in Austin. The Red Raiders carded a 2-under round and led by 10 strokes to position itself for an opportunity to advance. The four NCAA Championship berths - 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009 - mark the fifth through eighth times that a Tech team has advanced beyond the regional round and competed for a national championship. Prior to qualifying for the 2002 event in Columbus, Ohio, the last Red Raider team to compete at that level was the 1976 squad. Although the Red Raiders haven’t won the coveted trophy, their path to these tournaments has been impressive. Of the eight-straight NCAA regional appearances, the West regional in 2002 ranks as the most dramatic. Then-senior Kyle Willmann stared down a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole in the final hole of regulation play. In a must-make situation, Willmann drained the putt, sending the team to a playoff, and ending a 26-year hiatus for the program in championship competition.

Fla. With 10 spots up for grabs, Tech positioned itself on the first day as one of the tournament’s top five teams and didn’t waver during the three-round event. The Red Raiders shot 9-over par for the event to finish in third place. In his nine seasons as head coach, Sands has led the team to 11 tournament titles. Consistently, his players have broken records and established themselves on the Texas Tech charts. A native of Jacksonville, Texas, Sands was a member of the back-to-back Western Athletic Conference championship teams in 1997 and 1998 at TCU. He also was named Academic All-WAC Scholar-Athlete during the 1995-96 seasons. Sands graduated from TCU in 1997 with an undergraduate degree in communications, along with a history minor. Sands’ playing resume includes winning the Texas Collegiate Championships (Waterwood National in 1997) and cochampion of the Crown Colony Intercollegiate in 1997. Sands was an All-Region player at Jacksonville High School and led his team to a third-place finish at the 4A State Championships in 1992. Sands and his wife, Stephanie, have two sons, Caden and Hudson, and a daughter, Reese.

The Red Raiders fell short in three other appearances, before dominating the field at the 2006 East regional in Orlando,

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JEFF JENKINS ASSISTANT COACH

Jeff Jenkins begins his second season at Texas Tech after spending the three previous seasons as an assistant women’s golf coach at the University of Central Arkansas. While at Central Arkansas, he helped tutor Rebecca Sorenson, the 2010 Southland Conference Player of the Year. As a team, Central Arkansas finished in second in the Southland Conference Tournament with Sorensen taking medalist honors. In his first season with the Red Raiders, Jenkins helped lead Texas Tech to the NCAA Regionals for the 10th consecutive year. The 2010-11 squad featured senior standouts Nils Floren and Matt Smith. In 2009, Nichole Forshner took home the conference player of the year honor and that year’s squad won three tournament championships. In addition, Central Arkansas moved into the top 50 in the Golfstat rankings. As a professional, Jenkins qualified for two Nationwide Tour events (2006 Price Cutter Championship and the 2005 Fort Smith Classic) while finishing third at the 2004 Tightlies Tour event in Longview and first at the 2004 South Texas Tour in San Antonio. Jenkins played collegiately at Arkansas Tech University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history in political science in 2002. He earned a master’s degree in community and economic development from Central Arkansas in 2010.

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS -A-

Akridge, Dale Ray 1985-89 Allain, Nicolas 2005 Allen, Mark 1988-89 Anand, Christopher 1992-95 Anderson, Randy 1968 Armstrong, Alex 1996-99 Arnold, James 1968-89 Ashy, Michael 1990-94 Aubrey, Sam 1969 -B-

Baecker, Roque 1985-87 Bailey, Scott “Bubba” 2001-2003 Baize, Brian 1995-96 Baldwin, Tom 1997-98 Barley, Patrick 1995-96 Barrett, Scott 1981 Basden, John 1983 Bertram, Jeff 1986-88 Bills, Gant 1998-99 Birdwell, Brandon 1984 Black, Thomas 1968-69 Blythe, Chance 1989-92 Bohls, Rex 1975 Bolen, David 1999-02 Broussard, Conrad 1984 Brown, Chris (Paris, Texas) 1969 Brown, Chris (Midland) 1979-80 Burleson, Paul 1970-71 Burns, Chris 1996-1997 -C-

Callender, Mel 1975-79 Carlyle, Glen 1973-74 Carmichael, Alan 1974-77 Chambless, Steve 1982-85 Conine, Jim 1968 Cotter, Mike 1981-83 Croom, Buddy 1970 -D-

Daniels, Steve 1981 Darland, Tommy 1984 David, Joe Don 1985 Delgadillo, Javier 1988-89 Diebert, Clint 2003

Dorsey, Drew 2010Dresser, Andrew 2002-06 Dunkelberg, Dan 1983 -E-

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Farmer, Maban 1991-92 Ferris, Steve 1981-82 Figura, John 1989 Fink, Randy 1987-90 Floren, Nils 2008-11 Floren, Oscar 2004-07 Foster, George 1969 Franky, Sergio 2007-10

Kampen, Andy 1996 Kase, Adam 1981-85 Kelly, Brooks 1999-03 Kimball, Stephan 1968 Klemmer, Joe 1991 -L-

Lakatta, Brandon 2005-07 Lamey, John 1985-87 Larson, Scott 1978 Lenz, Jonathan 2004 Lokey, Lance 1991-95 Long, Steve 1975-76 Louth, Jason 2002-05 Loving, Matt 1998-99 Lucio, Eddie 1998-99 -M-

Irwin, Clifton 1968

Martin, Jeremy 2006-07 Mathis, Chris 1992-96 Mattox, Richard 1975-76 McClung, Douglas 1968 McCormick, Andy 1985 McCormick, Cameron 1995-97 McCracken, Logan 2010McDaniel, Gary 1993 McElhaney, Kelly 1982-82 Melville, Shaun 2004-05 Merrell, Garrett 2005-08 Miller, Jeff 1982-83 Mischnick, Kevin 1989 Mitchell, Jeff 1974-76 Morrison, Tim 1992-93 Moss, Jobe 1975-77 Mulherin, Sean 1995-99

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Haddock, Neil 1974-77 Haddrell, William 2002-05 Hargrove, Mark 1976-77 Harper, John 1968 Heller, Ryan 1987 Henderson, Kirk 1986 Henegar, Corey 1999-2001 Hill, Chris 1993-97 Hudson, Chris 1984-88 Hull, Mark 1999-03 -I-

Jackson, Terry 1985-87 Jacobs, William 1968 Jacobson, Brad 2000-04 Jarrett, Mark1 979 Johnson, Donnie 1973 Jones, Casey 2002-05 Jones, Gregg 1978-79 -K-

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Needham, Don 1969-71 Neumann, Jack 1983 Northington, Dennis 1977-78 Novoa, Bryan 1993-96 Nutt, Stephen 1992 -O-

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Ramirez, Lee 1978 Riggs, Robert 1973 Rivas, Santiago 2005-08 Robertson, Rex 1977-81 Rogers, Hamilton 1968 Roseberry, Jon 1993-95 Rowland, Kyle 1980 Rusk, Chandler 2010 -S-

Sanders, Jim 1987-90 Schauer, Hal 1969 Scherer, Brian 2008Schrade, Mike 1991-95 Schaner, Hal 1968 Schroeder, Paul 1968 Seligmann, Larry 1979-82 Sheffield, Bucky 1972 Shepperson, John 1968-69 Sheridan, Mike 1968-69 Simmons, King 1986 Simon, Jacob 2010 Simnacher, Brad 1983-87 Skinner, Steve 1978 Smith, Blake 1997-2000 Smith, Brian 2001-04 Smith, Derek 2004-2005 Smith, Matt 2007Sokolowski, Kurt 1969 Sparks, Laird 1996-98 Speckman, Don 1970-71 Springer, Brent 1986-8771 St. Germain, Jean 1976-79 Stegner, Scott 1973-74 Stenman, Erik 2003 Stiegman, Bryan 1973-76

Stogner, Jay 1988-89 Stoops, Colin 1992-93 Strickland, Randal 1983-87 Sylvester, Andy 1986 Symons, Tyler 2005 -T-

Tate, Phillip 1995-99 -V-

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Wallace, John 1982 Walters, Danny 1975-76 Waterhouse, Randy 1979-80 Ward, Chris 2008-10 Watts, Jeff 1980-84 Webster, Chris 1999 Wetter, Greg 1993-97 Weworski, Tyler 2009White, Ranaid 1968 Whittaker, James 1968-71 Wilcoxson, Jim 1968 Wilemon, Brad 1968-70 Wilemon, Stan 1969-72 Wiley, David 1993 Willcoxen, Erik 1984-88 Williams, Chad 1977-78 Williams, Mark 1980 Williamson, Todd 1986-87 Willmann, Kyle 2000-02 Winfrey, Mike 1988-89 Winters, Dennis 1979 Wood, Kent 1975-78 Wooldridge, Jack Jr. 1977 Woolley, Jim 1986-88 -Y-

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PROGRAM RECORDS AND BESTS BIG 12 TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL BESTS

Individual Low Round:............................65, Chris Ward (2010) Team Low Round:........................................................ 282 (2008) *Individual 72-Hole Score:....................279, Chris Ward (2010) *Team 72-Hole Score:...............................................1,152 (2010) Individual 54-Hole Score:................212, Kyle Willmann (2002) Team 54-Hole Score:.................................................... 876 (2006) Individual Finish:....................................1st, Chris Ward (2010) Team Finish:.....................................................3rd (2007 & 2008) *Format changed to 72 holes in 2008

NCAA REGIONAL APPEARANCES

Year Tournament/Location.................................Finish/Score 1992 Central/Mckinney, Texas........................ t11th of 21/902 1995 Central/Montgomery, Texas................... 18th of 21/909 1996 Central/Ann Arbor, Mich...................... t16th of 21/900 2002 West/Albuquerque, N.M........................ t10th of 30/887 2003 Central/Manhattan, Kan......................... 12th of 27/874 2004 Central/West Lafayette, Ind.................... 13th of 27/917 2005 Central/South Bend, Ind.......................... 21st of 27/883 2006 East/Orlando, Fla....................................... 3rd of 27/873 2007 Central/Sugar Grove, Ill............................ 7th of 27/907 2008 West/Bremerton, Wash............................ 12th of 27/889 2009 Southwest/Austin, Texas............................2nd of 13/876 2010 S. Central/College Station, Texas.............. 1st of 14/851 2011 Southwest/Tucson, Ariz............................. 9th of 14/858

NCAA REGIONAL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL BESTS

Individual Low Round:........................(67, Andrew Dresser,’03) Team Low Round:....................................................... (282, 2009) Individual Three Round Score:............................................... 211 (76-67-68-211, Andrew Dresser,‘03); (69-71-71-211, Finley Ewing IV, ‘10); (68-72-71-211, Nils Floren, ‘10); (72-71-68-211, Chris Ward, ‘10) Team 54-hole Score:.............................................. (851, 2009-10) Individual Finish:.................................. (3rd, Chris Ward, 2009) Team Finish:.................................................................. (1st, 2010)

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS APPEARANCES

Year Location........................................................Finish/Score 1956 Columbus, Ohio..................................... t10th of 31/614 1959 Eugene, Ore............................................... t7th of 20/586 1960 Colorado Springs, Colo.......................... 28th of 34/644 1976 Albuquerque, N.M...............................t15th of 29/1203 2002 Columbus, Ohio...................................t24th of 30/1169

2006 2007 2009 2010

Sunriver, Ore..................................................Missed Cut Williamsburg, Va...........................................Missed Cut Toledo, Ohio...........................................t23rd of 30/900 Ootelwah, Tenn..........................................5th of 30/867

TEAM TOURNAMENT (SANDS ERA)

Wins: .......................................................................................... 13 UTSA Invitational............................................................. 2000-01 Mid-Pines Intercollegiate................................................. 2001-02 SFA Crown Classic............................................................ 2001-02 UTSA Invitational............................................................. 2002-03 Hyatt Plantation Club Intercollegiate, Aggie Invite...... 2005-06 Shoal Creek Invitational................................................... 2007-08 Oklahoma Intercollegiate................................................. 2007-08 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate........................................ 2007-08 UTSA Invitational............................................................. 2008-09 Ron Smith/USF Intercollegiate........................................ 2008-09 UTSA Invitational............................................................. 2009-10 NCAA South Central Regional....................................... 2009-10

INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT (SANDS ERA)

Wins: ..........................................................................................12 Kyle Willmann, Border Olympics...................................2000-01 Kyle Willmann, Mid-Pines Classic..................................2001-02 David Bolen, Lamar Intercollegiate................................2001-02 Oscar Floren, Mercedes-Benz Collegiate.......................2005-06 Oscar Floren & Andrew Dresser, Hyatt Plantation Club Intercollegiate................2005-06 Oscar Floren, Aggie Invitational.....................................2005-06 Will Griffin, Shoal Creek Intercollegiate........................2007-08 Sergio Franky, Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate.............2007-08 Chris Ward, UTSA Invitational.......................................2008-09 Santiago Rivas, Ron Smith/USF Intercollegiate............2008-09 Chris Ward, Big 12 Championships................................2009-10 Nils Floren, Carpet Capital Collegiate............................2009-10

TOP 10 LOW ROUND

Rk 1. 2. 5.

Rd 62 64 64 64 65 65 65 65 65

Player Will Griffin Oscar Floren Mark Allen Kyle Willmann Mark Allen Collin Stoops David Bolen Nick Williams Garrett Merrell

Tournament 2006 Jerry Pate National 2004 ASU Thunderbird 1989 NMMI Invitational 2002 Maxwell 1988 NMMI Invitational 1992 NMSU/Coca-Cola 2001 Mid-Pines 2006 WTAMU Inv. 2006 Jerry Pate National

65 65 65

Chris Ward Chris Ward Tyler Weworski

2009 UTSA Inter. 2010 Big 12 Champs. 2011 Ameri Ari Inv.

TOP 10 54-HOLE SCORES (ALL-TIME)

Rk 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8.

Rd 201 202 202 203 204 205 205 205 206 207

Player Will Griffin Mark Allen Chris Ward Jake Y.-Wise Mark Allen Oscar Floren Oscar Floren Nils Floren Kyle Willmann Several players

Tournament 2006 Jerry Pate National 1989 NMMI Invitational 2009 UTSA Inter. 2006 UH-Hilo Inter. 1988 NMMI Invitational 2005 Barona Cup 2006 Jerry Pate National 2009 UTSA Inter. 2001 Mid-Pines

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT WINNERS

Rk Wins Player 1. 4 Bryan Novoa 2. 3 Oscar Floren 3. 2 Nils Floren 2 Kevin Youngblood 2 Collin Stoops 2 Chris Mathis 2 Kyle Willmann 7. 1 Chris Ward

Tournament 1994 Border Olympics 1996 Crown Colony 1996 Border Olympics 1996 SWC Champs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz 2006 Hyatt Plantation 2006 Aggie Invitational 2011 Oak Hills Invite 2009 Carpet Capital 1988 Coody Inter. 1990 Charles Coody 1992 NMSU Classic 1993 Baylor Inter. 1994 Rice Invitational 1995 Red Raider Inter. 2001 Mid-Pines 2001 Border Olympics 2010 Big 12 Champs.

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PROGRAM RECORDS AND BESTS TOP 10 SINGLE-SEASON STROKE AVERAGES

Rk Avg 1. 71.2 2. 71.5 3. 72.1 4. 72.2 5. 72.3 72.3 7. 72.4 8. 72.5 9. 72.8 72.8

Player Oscar Floren Oscar Floren Andrew Dresser Nils Floren Andrew Dresser Nils Floren Chris Ward David Bolen Oscar Floren Nils Floren

Season 2006-07 2005-06 2005-06 2010-11 2003-04 2009-10 2009-10 2001-02 2003-04 2008-09

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Year Champion Medalist Tech 1958 Arkansas Dan Massengale (TCU) 6th 1959 Texas Tech Gene Teter (SMU) 1st 1960 Texas A&M John Lively (A&M) 3rd Dick Double (UT) Terry Dill (UT) 1961 Texas A&M Chris Blocker (Tech) 2nd 1962 Texas A&M John Lively (A&M) 6th 1963 Texas A&M Eugene Byrd (A&M) 4th 1964 Texas Pat Thompson (UT) 2nd 1965 Texas Randy Geiselman (UT) 3rd 1966 Baylor Mason Adkins (UT) 7th 1967 Texas A&M Robert McKinney (Tech) 5th 1968 Texas Jess Claiborne (TCU) 4th 1969 Texas A&M Rick Massengale (UT) 3rd 1970 Texas Dean Overturf (UT) 3rd 1971 Texas Tech Steve Veriato (A&M) 1st 1972 Texas Ben Crenshaw (UT) 6th 1973 Texas Ben Crenshaw (UT) 3rd 1974 Houston Keith Fergus (UH) 3rd 1975 Houston Lance Broeck (UT) 4th 1976 Houston Keith Fergus (UH) 3rd 1977 Houston Ed Fiori (UH) 8th 1978 Houston Terry Snodgrass (UH) 9th 1979 Houston Fred Couples (UH) 7th 1980 Houston Ray Barr (UH) 6th 1981 Houston Ray Barr (UH) 8th 1982 Texas A&M Danny Briggs (A&M) 8th 1983 Texas Brandel Chamblee (UT) 8th 1984 Houston Steve Elkington (UH) 7th John Slaughter (UH) 1985 Houston Steve Elkington (UH) 6th 1986 TCU Jim Sorenson (TCU) 8th 1987 Texas A&M Tray Tyner (UH) 9th 1988 SMU Chip Carter (SMU) 9th 1989 Texas Mark Pfingston (Rice) 6th 1990 Texas Bobby Gee (A&M) 8th 1991 Texas Justin Leonard (UT) 8th 1992 Texas Justin Leonard (UT) 7th Jason Hill (BU) 1993 Texas Justin Leonard (UT) 8th

1994 Texas Justin Leonard (UT) 8th 1995 Texas Lance Combrink (UH) 7th Dru Fenimore (A&M) Anthony Rodriguez (A&M) Jim Skinner (SMU) 1996 Texas Tech Bryan Novoa (Tech) 1st

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HONORS AND AWARDS ALL-BIG 12

2004...................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2005............................................................................ Oscar Floren 2006...................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2007............................................................................ Oscar Floren 2008........................................................................ Garrett Merrell 2008.............................................................................. Chris Ward 2009............................................................................... Nils Floren 2010............................................................................... Nils Floren 2010.............................................................................. Chris Ward 2011............................................................................... Nils Floren 2011...............................................................................Matt Smith

2010........................................................Chris Ward (First Team) 2010....................................................Nils Floren (Second Team) 2011.................................................Tyler Weworski (First Team) 2011....................................................Nils Floren (Second Team) 2011...............................................Sergio Franky (Second Team)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

2005..........................................................................Nicolas Allain 2005...................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2006...................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2006............................................................................ Oscar Floren

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE (BIG 12)

2001.............................................................................David Bolen 2001........................................................................ Corey Henegar 2001................................................................................ Mark Hull 2001............................................................................ Brooks Kelly 2001............................................................................... Trey Pyka; 2002 ............................................................................. Mark Hull; 2003................................................................................. Trey Pyka 2003............................................................................. Brian Smith 2004..................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2004.................................................................... William Haddrell 2004..........................................................................Brad Jacobson 2004............................................................................. Brian Smith 2005...................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2005............................................................................ Oscar Floren 2006 .................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2006............................................................................ Oscar Floren 2006..............................................................................Casey Jones 2007............................................................................ Oscar Floren 2007........................................................................ Garrett Merrell 2008 ...................................................................... Garrett Merrell 2009 ............................................................................. Nils Floren 2009........................................................................ Garrett Merrell 2009......................................................................... Santiago Rivas 2009.............................................................................. Chris Ward 2010................................................Finley Ewing IV (First Team)

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This is Texas Tech

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Welcome to Texas Tech Texas Tech University is in the midst of the most exciting time in the school’s history. As the university embarks on becoming the state’s next national research university, the opportunities for students could not be greater. Established in 1923, Texas Tech University sits on a 1,840-acre campus that features expansive lawns, impressive landscaping and Spanish Renaissance–style architecture. Texas Tech has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher

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education institution in the western two-thirds of the state and serves a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states. A major research university with the feel of a smaller liberal arts institution, Texas Tech’s enrollment of more than 30,000 allows students to have one-on-one interactions with top faculty in a safe, traditional campus atmosphere. The university offers more than 150 bachelor’s degrees, 100 master’s degrees and 50 doctoral degree

choices. Plus, as part of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech shares the same campus with its sister university the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The close proximity makes Texas Tech the only institution in the state with undergraduate and graduate schools, a law school and medical school all in close proximity to each other, which facilitates the transition to professional studies. A strong art and music program is balanced with growing research in

a number of sustainable energy areas. New areas of research in solar and nuclear energies as well as smart grids and storage are supported by major endowed chairs for which national searches are currently underway. Texas Tech researchers are also known for their work in creative and technical writing, food safety, environmental toxicology and wind science. Texas Tech is proud to boast of one of the finest and most diverse faculties in the nation. Our faculty members excel in teaching, research and service as demonstrated by the award winning chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. From prestigious nationally competitive scholarship, such as the William J. Fulbright, GatesCambridge, and Barry M. Goldwater, to national championships in animal science, debate and law, Texas Tech students are known nationwide for their successes. Community engagement plays an important role at Texas Tech. In 2006, the university was one of the first 62 institutions and the first in Texas to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s classification for Community Engagement. In 2007 and 2008 the university was named to the Corporation for National and Community Service President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching,

research, and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

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Chancellor Kent Hance

PResident Guy Bailey

Kent Hance became the third chancellor of the Texas Tech University System on December 1, 2006. As chancellor, Hance is the chief executive officer of all campuses and academic sites of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University. He is focusing his energies on continuing quality enrollment growth, enhancing research in areas of excellence and accentuating the programs and opportunities that prepare students for professional and personal success. Foremost on the agenda is fundraising for scholarships, professorships and endowments as well as capital contributions. The chancellor also works in Austin and Washington, D.C. to enhance funding for all institutions. Before becoming chancellor, Hance was a partner in Hance Scarborough, an Austin law firm. His firm’s primary focus was on state and federal administrative law, regulatory law and legislative law. In addition, he advised clients in oil, gas and other energy-related matters. Hance earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University in 1965 and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1968. He returned to Lubbock to practice law and teach business law at Texas Tech. In 1973, he was named an outstanding professor at Texas Tech. Hance began a career in politics in 1974 when he won a seat in the Texas State Senate. While in the Senate, he was one of only four members who served jointly on the chamber’s two most powerful committees: Finance and State Affairs. Four years later, he won election to the 19th Congressional District. In 1981, Hance authored and won passage of President Reagan’s tax bill. While a member of Congress, Hance served on the Ways and Means Committee, the Agriculture Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. After Congress, Hance won election to the Texas Railroad Commission. Hance is a native of Dimmitt, Texas. He and his wife, Susie Hance, also an attorney, have five children and seven grandchildren.

Guy Bailey became the fifteenth president of Texas Tech University on August 1, 2008. With the goal for Texas Tech to become a national research university, Bailey is leading the charge for the university to boost graduate and undergraduate enrollment and increase restricted research expenditures, as well as meet other criteria set forth by the legislature to ensure Tier One status for the university. “Texas Tech is a unique and special place,” Bailey said. “It has one of the brightest futures in American higher education. I am honored to be president and consider it a privilege to be a part of that future.” Prior to assuming this office, he served as chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) from January 2006 until July 2008. He previously served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) from 1999 through 2005. Prior to his appointment as provost at UTSA, he served as associate vice president for research and dean of graduate studies at UTSA, as dean of liberal arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and as chair of the English departments at the University of Memphis and Oklahoma State University. Prior to serving as an administrator, he taught at Texas A&M and Emory universities. Bailey is the author of about 100 books and articles, many co-authored by his wife, Dr. Jan Tillery, Texas Tech class of 1974. Tillery is a proud Red Raider, as were her mother, Mary Elizabeth Tillery, class of 1948, and her father, Clarence “Tim” Tillery, outstanding offensive end for the Red Raider football team from 1938-1941. Bailey continues to do research on language variation and change, with special emphasis on the English of Texas and the American South, and in computational linguistics. The research on Texas English has been featured in a front-page article in the New York Times, on National Public Radio, on CNN Headline News, on BBC Radio, in Texas Monthly, and in the San Antonio Express-News.

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Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt

Kirby Hocutt was officially named Texas Tech’s 13th athletics director in school history on March 2, 2011. He joined the Red Raider family after spending two and a half years at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Hocutt is no stranger to the Big 12 Conference as both a student-athlete at Kansas State and as an administrator at both Kansas State and Oklahoma. A four-year letterman on the Wildcat football team, Hocutt led the former Big 8 Conference in tackles his junior season, while earning All-Big 8 accolades. Following his playing career, he moved over to administration where he served as assistant director of marketing and promotions at Kansas State. He later served seven years at the University of Oklahoma where he oversaw fundraising efforts for the Sooners and was the primary administrator for the OU football program. Hocutt comes to Texas Tech from the University of Miami, where he was named athletics director on Feb. 8, 2008. While at Miami, he oversaw $26 million in new projects, including the construction of a basketball practice facility, as well as upgrades to Alex Rodriguez at Mark Light Field (Baseball), the Neil Schiff Tennis Center and Cobb Stadium (Women’s Soccer/Track & Field). Under his direction in 2010, Miami recorded a program-best Graduation Success Rate of 86 percent, while all 18 teams excelled in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate Report (APR). Led by the Hurricanes football program - who has posted a multi-year APR score in the top 10 percent - Miami finished sixth in the APR in 2010, and is the only Bowl Championship Subdivision (BCS) team among the 26 schools recognized that finished ranked in the final USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press Poll following the 2009 season. In addition, UM’s football program was the co-recipient of the American Football Coaches Association’s

2009 Academic Achievement Award, graduating 100 percent of its freshman football student-athlete class of 2002. At the age of 33, Hocutt got his first opportunity as an athletic director at the Division I level with the Ohio University Bobcats, in 2005. At Ohio, Hocutt significantly reorganized the athletic department’s annual giving program, increasing fundraising by more than 75 percent, including the securing of the second largest major gift in school athletics history. He also increased season ticket sales in football by 112 percent and in men’s basketball by 50 percent. He developed a comprehensive plan to improve the facilities for the football stadium and the press box, as well as the Convocation Center which houses all administrative and coaches’ offices. In his three years at Ohio, the school won 11 team championships and four head coaches were recognized as conference coaches of the year. In 2006, the football team played in its first bowl game in 38 years. After a stint as the assistant coordinator of licensing at the NCAA, Hocutt joined the staff at the University of Oklahoma in 1998, where he oversaw the fundraising efforts for the Sooners and was the primary administrator for football and sports supervisor for baseball and men’s and women’s golf. His duties included supervision of the athletics development office, athletics ticket office, special events, stadium suite program, athletics endowment program, letter winners association and the department’s facility use and rental program. Hocutt led Oklahoma’s athletics fundraising to an all-time high in annual giving and capital campaigns. From 1998 to 2005, Oklahoma’s annual giving increased from $3.4 million to more than $17 million. That 400 percent increase in annual giving was one of the highest percentage increases in intercollegiate athletics history. Beginning in 1999, Hocutt served in a leadership position in the strategic planning for a $100 million capital campaign. The $120 million campaign was unique in that it focused on facility construction or improvements for each of Oklahoma’s 20 sports. Prior to joining the Oklahoma staff, Hocutt served as the assistant director of licensing at the NCAA. In that position, he worked with corporate partners and licensees to create new revenue producing initiatives to support and promote all 81 NCAA championships. Hocutt earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State in 1995 and his master’s of education degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. He and his wife, Diane, have two sons: Drew and Brooks.

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The Spirit of Raiderland

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Matador Song

Texas Tech Alma Mater

Fight, Matadors, for Tech! Songs of love we’ll sing to thee, Bear our banners far and wide. Ever to be our pride, Fearless champions ever be. Stand on heights of victory. Strive for honor evermore. Long live the Matadors! Music by Harry Lemaire, words by R.C. Marshall

Fight Raiders Fight! The “Spirit of Raiderland“ comes in many forms. The 400 member award winning Goin Band From Raiderland, the Tech Cheerleaders, the Tech Pom Squad, the Saddle Tramps, the High Riders, Raider Red and of course the Masked Rider. All of these groups help make the Texas Tech athletic experience a thrilling one. The true “Spirit of Raiderland“ comes only from the hearts of Red Raider fans who bleed Red and Black. Texas Tech University sports some of the very best athletic facilities in the nation and after the

completion of several million dollars worth of renovations, there will be no doubt that Red Raider studentathletes and fans will be able to enjoy world-class facilities. Over the past few years, Texas Tech has invested more than $200 million in facilities which includes the construction of the United Spirit Arena 15,050seat basketball arena, a new softball stadium and tennis complex plus major renovations to Jones AT&T Stadium and Dan Law Field. Texas Tech also opened the new football training complex in 2004. A new

academic services building, The Marsha Sharp Center for StudentAthletes, opened in January 2004 to further enhance Tech’s commitment to the academic well being of studentathletes. Tradition abounds at Texas Tech and the Spirit of Raiderland is best exhibited during football season.  Whether it is through singing FIGHT RAIDERS FIGHT or the Matador Song with your Guns Up or wrapping Will Rogers the night before the game, the Red Raider spirit is alive and well. 

Fight, Raiders, Fight! Fight, Raiders, Fight! Fight for the school we love so dearly. You’ll hit ‘em high, you’ll hit ‘em low. You’ll push the ball across the goal, Tech, Fight! Fight! We’ll praise your name, boost you to fame. Fight for the Scarlet and Black. You will hit ‘em, you will wreck ‘em. Hit ‘em! Wreck ‘em, Texas Tech! And the Victory Bells will ring out! Written by Carroll McMath

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The masked rider

The Masked Rider is the oldest and most popular mascot of Texas Tech University that still exists today. Originally the Masked Rider began as a dare in 1936 and was called the ghost rider, because no one knew the rider’s identity. These ghost riders circled the field at home football games and then disappeared.

The Masked Rider did not become the official mascot until 1954, when Joe Kirk Fulton led the football team out onto the field at the Gator Bowl. Fulton, wearing jeans, red shirt, black cape and who was mounted on a black horse, awed the crowd as the team made one of the most sensational entrances ever.

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Today the Masked Rider, with his or her guns up, leads the football team out onto the field for all of the home games. The Masked Rider is one of the most visible figures at Tech and was recently named by the Associated Press as the ninth-best mascot in college football.

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Masked Rider History Year 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72

Rider, Hometown Horse Joe Kirk Fulton Lubbock . . . . . . . . . . . . Blackie (according to lore) Joe Kirk Fulton Lubbock . . . . . . . . . . . . Blackie (according to lore) Jim Cloyd, Stratford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blackie (confirmed) Jim Cloyd, Stratford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech Beauty Donald “Polly” Hollar, Brenham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech Beauty Donald “Polly” Hollar, Brenham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech Beauty J.H. “Hud” Rhea, Roswell, N.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beau Black J.H. “Hud” Rhea, Roswell, N.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beau Black Kelley Waggoner, Hillsboro, N.M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech Beauty Bill Durfey,The Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech Beauty Douglas “Nubbin” Hollar, Brenham. . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody Douglas “Dink” Wilson, Quanah . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody Douglas “Dink” Wilson, Quanah . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody Douglas “Nubbin” Hollar, Brenham. . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody Douglas “Nubbin” Hollar, Brenham. . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody Johnny Bob Carruth, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody Johnny Bob Carruth, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody Tommy Martin, Graham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody Randy Jeffers, Amarillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody

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1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-

Randy Jeffers, Amarillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Showboy Huffman Gerald Nobles, Midland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Five Ann Lynch,Escazu, Coasta Rica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Five Joe Kim King,Brady. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Five Jess Wall, Perryton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Five Larry Cade, Copperas Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Five Lee Puckitt,San Angelo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI Coke Hopping, Memphis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI Kathleen Campbell,El Paso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II Kurt Harris, Collinsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II Perry Church, Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II Jennifer Aufill, Buffalo Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II Zurick Labrier, Guymon, Okla.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II Jerrell Key, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II Daniel Jenkins, Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II Kim Saunders, Colfax, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider Lea Whitehead, Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider Tonya Tinnin-Jackson, Bryson . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider Blaine Lemons, Colorado City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider RaLynn Key, Crosbyton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider Jason Spence, Seminole. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider Lisa Gilbreath, Lewisville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Double T Amy Smart, Midland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Double T JoLynn Self, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Red Martha Reed,San Angelo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Red Becky McDougal, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Red Michael “Dusty” Abney, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . Black Phantom Raider Travis L. Thorne,New Deal. . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Phantom Raider Lesley Gilbreath,Flower Mound . . . . . . . . . . Black Phantom Raider Katie Carruth, Lubbock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Phantom Raider Jessica Melvin, Pierre, S.D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Ben Holland, Texline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Stacy Stockard, Stanger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Justin Burgin, Scurry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Amy Bell, Kermit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Kevin Burns, Clovis, N.M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Ashley Hartzog, Farwell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Brianne Hight,Clovis, N.M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Christi Chadwell, Garland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador Bradley Skinner, Arvada, Colo.. . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador


texas tech traditions from a-z

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ANDERSON, DONNY While also arguably owning the most nicknames - “Stinnett Stingray,” the “Golden Palomino” and “Donny Wonderful” - All-American Donny Anderson also held many of Texas Tech’s football records when his legendary career ended with the 1965 season. He finished fourth in the 1965 Heisman Trophy race. Anderson later played nine seasons in the NFL, including on both of Green Bay’s Super Bowl champion teams in 1967 and 1968. He scored a touchdown in the ‘68 Super Bowl against Oakland. ARTIFICIAL TURF The football field carpet, installed in 2006, is the sixth different surface covering the Jones AT&T Stadium floor since Tech switched to turf in 1970. The current surface is known as Fieldturf. The old astroturf was removed and sold to the public.

... but we’ll start with our Guns Up! The hand sign of the Red Raiders can be traced back to L. Glenn Dippel, a 1961 alumnus of Texas Tech, and his wife, Roxie. The sign is made by extending the index finger outward while extending the thumb upward and tucking in the middle, little and fourth fingers to form a gun. The idea is that the Red Raiders will shoot down their opponents. The Guns Up sign is the widely recognized greeting of one Red Raider to another. It is also the sign of victory displayed by the crowd at every athletic event.

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Modeled after La Universidad de Alcala de Hernales in Spain, the Administration Building was one of the original campus buildings. The most recognized building on campus, it has three floors and a basement, twin bell towers, salle port, double wings and a courtyard. Among the offices in the “Ad Building” are the Chancellor’s Office, President’s Office and Board of Regents Office in the east wing and the College of Education in the west wing.

ARBOR DAY When Texas Tech first started, most of the funds went towards the buildings, but the campus was lacking its landscape. Then, in 1937, president Knapp decided to dedicate one day every spring to beautify the campus. On the first day of this now annual tradition, 20,000 trees were planted. This Tech tradition still goes on today as student and teachers plant trees and beautify the campus each Arbor Day.

BANGIN’ BERTHA Saddle Tramps carry Bangin Bertha, a bell on a trailer, to all home football games and homecoming events. Bertha was designed in 1959 by Saddle Tramp Joe Winegar, and was donated by the Santa Fe Railroad. Bangin’ Bertha is considered a spirit-raiser and a big tradition at Texas Tech. BLARNEY STONE On St. Patrick’s Day in 1939 Texas Tech University unveiled that they had discovered a piece of the Blarney Stone. According to the legend the stone was discovered by a group of petroleum engineers while they were on a field trip. After doing tests it was discovered that the stone was a piece of the original Blarney Stone. The stone now lies on a stand in front of the old Electrical Engineering Building. It is said that seniors that kiss the Blarney Stone upon graduation will receive the gift of eloquent speech.

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texas tech traditions from a-z CAROL OF LIGHTS To celebrate the holiday season Texas Tech holds an annual event called the Carol of Lights. The event starts off with the Texas Tech University Combined Choirs performing selections of classic holiday songs at the Science Quadrangle. This tradition started in 1959 when Harold Hinn came up with the idea and provided the funds to cover the science quadrangle and the administration building with lights. Unfortunately students were away on Christmas break and did not see the display. The next year the Residence Hall Association created the Christmas Sing, which is now known as the Carol of Lights. Today, the Carol of Lights is one of Texas Tech’s favorite traditions. CAWTHON, PETE Texas Tech’s third football coach, Pete Cawthon had quite a friend in his corner. Notre Dame’s legendary Knute Rockne was among those who recommended Cawthon for the job as Texas Tech’s head football coach. Cawthon’s squads posted a 76-32-6 record in his 11 years as head coach. Cawthon left Texas Tech in 1940 and later coached professionally in Brooklyn and Detroit. He died on Dec. 31, 1962, and is the subject of a book called “Tender Tyrant,” written by Etta Lynch in 1976 and published by Staked Plains Press, Inc. DAVIS, DR. J. WILLIAM The “father of the national letter

of intent,” Dr. J. William Davis was chairman of Texas Tech’s Athletic Council. He devised the form that insured coaches could not pirate another school’s recruits. The measure was adopted in 1964 by the College Commissioners Association. Under the “Davis Plan,” as a news service dubbed the program, major conferences agreed to honor each others’ letters of intent; that is, agreements by high school athletes to accept an athletic scholarship from a particular school. A national letter of intent, embracing all NCAA members, failed to pass at the 1962 NCAA convention, when smaller colleges opposed the plan. Davis served as Southwest Conference president, NCAA vice-president and was a member of the NCAA Infractions Committee. DOUBLE T An image study in 1989 brought out loud and clear that to Texas Techsans the Double T represents tradition, pride and school identity. Historical evidence suggests that Tech’s first football coaches, E.Y. Freeland and Grady Higginbotham, are the originators of this campus trademark, first using it on letter sweaters. No campus symbol is so readily identified with Texas Tech as the Double T. DOUBLE T BENCH Located in the courtyard behind the Administration Building, this special bench was given by the

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seniors of the class of 1931. It was an announced tradition that no freshmen were allowed to sit on it. DOUBLE T SADDLE MONUMENT Before the football team goes out onto the field they touch the sculpture of a saddle. The saddle was dedicated by the Saddle Tramps to Double T, one of the many Masked Rider Horses that served proudly over the years. DYKES, WILLIAM TAYLOR Better known as “Spike,” Texas Tech’s 12th head football coach, Dykes posted a record of 82-67-1 in his 13 years of leading the Red Raiders and is the school’s all-time winningest coach. He got his nickname from a Dick Tracy character from the World War II era. He was named the Southwest Conference’s coach of the year three times and was the first coach to receive the honor from the Big 12 Conference. He took over the Tech football program in 1986 in December before the Red Raiders battled Mississippi in the Independence Bowl. He is Tech’s all-time winningest coach in Southwest Conference games and led the Red Raiders to a school-record four-consecutive bowls entering 1997. He was born in Lubbock, went to high school in Ballinger and graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 1959. Dykes came to Tech as defensive coordinator in 1984. FREELAND, E.Y. Texas Tech’s first football coach, E.Y. Freeland was hired in June 1925. He compiled a 21-10-6 record for four seasons from 1925-28.

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texas tech traditions from a-z GATOR BOWL Tech claimed a 35-13 win over Auburn in the ‘54 Gator Bowl, which marked the first televised game ever for the school. The contest also gave birth to another long-standing Texas Tech tradition. Riding a horse named Blackie, Tech student Joe Kirk Fulton, wearing Levi’s, red shirt, red and black cape and a black cowboy hat, led the team onto the field. Thus the “Masked Rider” was born. Most recently, the Red Raiders staged a thrilling, fourth quarter came-frombehind win over the No. 20 Virginia Cavaliers in the 2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. GATOR BOWL Tech claimed a 35-13 win over Auburn in the ‘54 Gator Bowl, which marked the first televised game ever for the school. The contest also gave birth to another long-standing Texas Tech tradition. Riding a horse named Blackie, Tech student Joe Kirk Fulton, wearing Levi’s, red shirt, red and black cape and a black cowboy hat, led the team onto the field. Thus the “Masked Rider” was born. Most recently, the Red Raiders staged a thrilling, fourth quarter came-frombehind win over the No. 20 Virginia Cavaliers in the 2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. HEISMAN TROPHY Five Red Raiders have finished among the top vote getters in the race for college football’s most prestigious trophy. Texas Tech’s Byron Hanspard garnered 251 points in 1996 to finish sixth overall in

the voting. Donny Anderson posted Tech’s all-time highest finish in the Heisman voting when the running back received 408 points to finish fourth in 1965. E.J. Holub finished 10th in the 1960 Heisman ballot with 117 points. Quarterbacks Kliff Kingsbury and B.J. Symons finished ninth and tenth, respectively, in the voting in 2002 and 2003. HOLUB, E.J. Texas Tech’s first consensus Division I All-America at center and linebacker, Lubbock native E.J. Holub was named to the Southwest Conference’s Hall of Honor in 1994. Holub went on to a 10-year career in the NFL, playing for the Dallas Texans of the AFL and the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. He achieved an NFL first as the only player to start on both offense and defense in two separate Super Bowls. He was also inducted into the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Honor in 1977 and is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. HOMECOMING Held each fall Homecoming brings back Tech-exes and fans to join with students for a bonfire and pep rally, parade, open houses, awards programs, and float competitions. Homecoming dates back to 1930 when Texas Tech lost 20-6 to Hardin-Simmons. A highlight of Homecoming is election of a queen, the first being Suzanne Matteson in 1954.

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INSTANT REPLAY The Sept. 18, 1965, Texas Tech game against Kansas—a 26-7 Tech win—was the first intercollegiate football contest to use instant video replay (Ampex). Robert “Daddy Warbucks” Walker, a Texas Tech grad, pioneered the equipment used by coach JT King to review plays immediately. However, the new twist was eliminated by the NCAA in 1967 because the technology was too costly for some schools. JONES AT&T STADIUM Completed in 1947 and named for former Texas Tech president Clifford B. Jones and his wife Audrey, Jones AT&T Stadium originally seated 18,000. The first game was played on November 29, 1947, with a 14-6 Texas Tech victory over Hardin-Simmons. Following the last game of the 1959 season, the stadium was widened to the east for additional seating and the playing field lowered to a depth of 28 feet. Successive additions in 1969 and 1972 took the stadium to its current seating capacity of 50,050. In 1979, the Lettermen’s Lounge was completed on the north end of the stadium. A large Double T scoreboard was added on the south end, and athletic department offices were renovated and expanded in 1990. Texas Tech celebrated the 50th anniversary of the stadium in 1997. West side renovations were recently completed and include the addition of a new press box, club seats and luxury suites and increased capacity.

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texas tech traditions from a-z LAMB, ARCH The founder of the Saddle Tramps in 1936, Arch Lamb was head cheerleader when he formed the all-male booster organization. The group was founded based on three principles - spirit, service and leadership. The Texas Tech legend passed away in March 2004. LETTERMEN’S LOUNGE Found on the north end of Jones Stadium on 4th Street, the Lettermen’s Lounge holds memorabilia of Tech’s most prominent athletes. Meetings and meals can be held in the facility, whose windows look right out onto the football field. It is connected to the Athletic Ticket Office and was constructed in 1979. MASCOTS Texas Tech has had several, including the current Masked Rider. The first, a black calf, was donated to the team after Tech’s first victory, a 30-0 decision in the third game of 1925. The calf was branded with the winning score and later slaughtered and barbecued for the team with the idea that the hide would be tanned and placed in the trophy room. However, the hide did not retain its hair and thus was lost. One accomplishment the calf made during its one-year reign was that no opposing fan and was ever able to ride it without being thrown. This became a regular performance during halftime at Tech’s first games. McMURRY Texas Tech played its first football game on Oct. 3, 1925, against McMurry. The game ended in a controversial 0-0 tie. The referee ruled that time had expired before Texas Tech’s Elson Archibald made his apparent gamewinning 20-yard field goal. The decision came much to the dismay of the players and fans who were in the midst of a wild celebration. Reports after the game explained that the referee was getting revenge on Texas Tech because he was not named the school’s football coach. NEIMAN-MARCUS The Dallas-based department store drew the wrath of Texas Tech fans after the school’s attempt to join the Southwest Conference was denied in 1952. Red Raider

fans were so angry that many cut up their Neiman-Marcus charge cards and mailed them to the store. Legend has it that Stanley Marcus got involved and helped sway SMU’s vote toward Tech’s favor. NICKNAMES Interestingly, Texas Tech was almost nicknamed the Dogies, as suggested by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. But the first athletic teams became known as the Matadors, instead, thanks to the head coach’s wife. Mrs. Ewing Young Freeland preferred Matadors because of the Spanish architectural influence on campus. The college colors of scarlet and black and team name of Matadors were adopted by students on March 15, 1926, during a convocation. The teams remained as Matadors until 1936 when Red Raiders was adopted. The name-change from Matadors to Red Raiders came from Lubbock AvalancheJournal sports writer Collier Parris, reflecting on their red uniforms and a strong season. Covering a football game in 1932, he wrote: “The Red Raiders from Texas Tech, terror of the Southwest this year, swooped in the New Mexico University camp today.” The name caught on and by 1936, the Matadors had faded into history, replaced by the Red Raiders. RAIDER ALLEY One of the most popular events associated with Texas Tech football is Raider Alley. Raider Alley is Texas Tech’s answer to tailgating. Food, beverages, games, live entertainment and merchandise are available in a festive pregame atmosphere. Raider Alley is shoulder-to-shoulder football fans gearing-up for the upcoming game. It usually begins three hours prior to kickoff. RAIDER RED Prior to the 1971 season, the Southwest Conference passed a rule that prevented members of the conference from taking live animals to non-home games unless the host team had no objections. So Jim Gaspard, a member of Saddle Tramps, created Raider Red from a drawing by the late Lubbock cartoonist Dirk West as an alternative to the Masked Rider when the horse couldn’t travel with the football team. Raider Red’s student persona is kept a secret from the Tech community. Red is a public relations mascot who shakes hands with the crowds at athletic events and poses for pictures.

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Raider Red fires his two 12-gauge shotguns using powder-filled shells after every Tech touchdown and field goal. RAILROAD TRACKS To accommodate the $2 million stadium expansion after the 1959 season, each of the seven sections— estimated at 10 million pounds—were moved back more than 200 feet on railroad tracks with long steel rollers. The move was considered an engineering marvel for the times. RAINOUT The 1965 Texas Tech matchup with Kansas was the only game involving a Southwest Conference team called early because of bad weather. The game was called 56 seconds into the final period after heavy rains, strong winds and a tornado alert threatened the 35,300 fans in attendance. RETIRED JERSEYS Three Red Raider football players have had their jersey numbers retired. E.J. Holub’s No. 55 was retired on Dec. 19, 1960, and Donny Anderson’s No. 44 was retired Nov. 11, 1995. Dave Parks’ No. 81 jersey was retired Nov. 17, 2001. Both Holub and Anderson are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. SADDLE TRAMPS Formed by Tech student Arch Lamb in 1936, this all-male booster organization supports men’s athletics at Texas Tech. The name Saddle Tramp came from the stories of traveling men who would come to a farm for a brief time, fix up some things and move on. Lamb said he decided that he could fix up some things himself before moving on, and the Saddle Tramps were born. Since that time the Saddle Tramps believe if something was for the betterment of Texas Tech then they would work at it. These Midnight Raiders “paint the campus red” with crepe paper before big home games, form the legendary “Bell Circle” moments before kickoff, ring Bangin’ Bertha, participate in parades and other campus events (including the Carol of Lights), and ring the Victory Bells after Red Raider victories.


texas tech traditions from a-z SEAL OF TEXAS TECH Designed by the campus’ master planner, William Ward Watkin, in 1924, the Tech Seal’s symbols are the lamp, which represents “school,” the key for “home,” the book for “church,” and the star for “state.” Cotton bolls represent the area’s strong cotton industry and the eagle is suggestive of our country. The seal first appeared on Tech diplomas in 1948, but it wasn’t officially approved as “The” Seal of Texas Tech University until 1953. On April 27, 1972, the seal was placed at the Broadway and University entrance to the campus in what became known as the Amon G. Carter Plaza. It is made of red granite and stands 12 feet high. It has been referred to by students through the years as “the Oreo.” SCOVELL A familiar name in the annals of Texas football. The elder Field Scovell was considered “Mr. Cotton Bowl.” In fact, his name is on the winner’s trophy after serving as the bowl’s chairman of team selection for nearly four decades. He has sent several family members to Texas Tech that have made a substantial impact on Red Raider football. Scovell’s son, John, played quarterback and threw for 175 yards in the 1967 win over Texas, the Red Raiders’ first victory over their bitter rivals in 12 years. His grandson, Field, was a four-year member of the Texas Tech football team (1993-96). One of the nation’s top scholar-athletes, he led the ‘95 Texas Tech squad in catches and yards and played in three-consecutive bowl games. Grandsons, King and Dupree, graduated in 2002 and 2004, respectively. SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CIRCLE Now unused, the Southwest Conference Circle contains the teams which comprised the SWC. The landmark was constructed when Texas Tech was admitted into the conference in 1956. It was the site of pep rallies and spirit-raising events for many years. SUN BOWL The 1938 appearance to the Sun Bowl marked Texas Tech’s first-ever bowl trip. Texas Tech went to the Sun Bowl three times in their first four bowl appearances. The Red Raiders also made an appearance in the John

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Hancock Bowl in El Paso in 1993 three years after the bowl changed names.

State Legislature, on Sept. 1, 1969, formally approved the board’s suggestion.

TELEVISION The 35-13 win over Auburn in the 1954 Gator Bowl was Texas Tech’s first televised game. Bowl MVP Bobby Cavazos had 141 yards on 13 carries and scored three touchdowns in the triumph over Auburn and quarterback Vince Dooley.

TEXAS TOM CATS State Representative R.A. Baldwin, instrumental in the creation of Texas Tech and it being located in Lubbock, was in favor of naming Texas Tech’s athletic teams the “Texas Tom Cats.” As the story goes, after the vote was taken in the House of Representatives on passage of the bill to create the institution, Rep. George Purl turned to Rep. Baldwin and remarked: “We’ll call the Tech football team the ‘Texas Tom Cats’ - TTC for Texas Technological College and also for Texas Tom Cats.”

TEXAS SPORTS HALL OF FAME Former women’s basketball head coach Marsha Sharp and former Lady Raider and Olympic star Sheryl Swoopes were inducted into the Hall in 2000. Legendary football coach Pete Cawthon and All-Americans Donny Anderson and E.J. Holub are members of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Field Scovell, inducted in 1986, sent son, John, to Texas Tech. Longtime Baylor head coach Grant Teaff served one year as an assistant football coach at Tech. TEXAS TECH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Known as The Ex-Students Association until recently when its name changed to the Texas Tech Alumni Association, the organization began in 1927 with the first graduating class and its senior president Edmund W. “Ned” Camp. The organization began as Tech’s Alumni Association. Then in April 1935, its name was changed to the Alumni and ExStudents Association. Since September 1949, it was the ExStudents Association until the recent change. The organization represents all who have attended Tech, not just its graduates. The Texas Tech Alumni Association provides numerous academic scholarships, support for the University and student groups, and it sponsors various campus-wide Homecoming events, awards programs and chapter activities. TEXAS TECH(NOLOGICAL) UNIVERSITY From 1959-69, debates were held and feuds erupted over what name should replace Texas Technological College. It was agreed that the word “university” was necessary to reflect the growth in size and prestige of the “college.” Strongest support was for retaining the Double T, despite what name was selected for the university. By 1963, the board of directors officially approved “Texas Tech University,” preserving aspects of the original name and retaining the trademark Double T. The

TIE Texas Tech was involved in one of the strangest games in college football history. A 0-0 tie with Centenary in 1939 was played in a driving rainstorm and featured an NCAA-record 77 punts (67 on first down!). Interestingly, Field Scovell (featured earlier under Scovell) was a game official in the game, which was played in Shreveport, La. Charlie Calhoun still owns the NCAA record for number of punts in a single game. He punted 36 times for 1,318 yards in the game. UNDEFEATED The 1938 squad remains as the only Texas Tech football team to go through the entire regular season unbeaten. Under coach Pete Cawthon, the 10-0 squad lost to St. Mary’s (Calif.), 20-13, in the Cotton Bowl. VICTORY BELLS In 1936 victory bells were given to Texas Tech as a class gift. The bells rang for the first time at the 1936 class’s graduation. It is said that after the win over TCU, the following year, the bells rang through out the night. The bells kept Lubbock residents up all night. Thereafter, the bell ringing was limited to 30 minutes. Saddle Tramps ring the bells after Texas Tech victories and during special occasions. The Victory Bells - one large and one small, which combine to weigh 1,200 pounds - hang in the east tower of the Administration Building.


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WEST, DIRK The late Lubbock cartoonist designed Raider Red, an additional mascot that could travel with Texas Tech’s athletic teams. West became familiar to thousands of Red Raider fans by poking fun at Tech’s SWC rivals in his weekly newspaper sketches and on the cover of Tech’s football programs. WILL ROGERS AND SOAPSUDS One of the most well known landmarks on campus is the statue of Will Rogers and his horse Soapsuds. This memorial was dedicated on

February 16, 1950 by longtime friend of Rogers, Amon G. Carter. Carter believed Texas Tech was the perfect setting for the statue and that it would fit into the traditions and scenery of West Texas. The statue stands at 9’11” tall and weighs 3,200 pounds; its estimated cost was $25,000. On the base of the statue, the inscription reads “Lovable Old Will Rogers on his favorite horse, ‘Soapsuds,’ riding into the Western sunset.” Today Texas Tech tradition and legends surrounds the statue. According to one legend, the plan

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to face Will Rogers so that he could be riding off into the sunset did not work out as it would cause Soapsuds’ rear to be facing downtown. To solve this problem, the horse and Will was turned 23 degrees to the east so the horse’s posterior was facing in the direction of Texas A&M, one of the school’s rivals. Before every home football game the Saddle Tramps wrap Old Will with red crepe paper. Will Rogers and Soapsuds have also been wrapped up in black crepe paper to mourn national tragedies.

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