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2012-2013 roster name year hometown last School Matias Dominguez Sophomore Santiago, Chile Colegio del Verbo Divino Drew Dorsey RS Junior Edmond, Okla. Santa Fe Finley Ewing IV Senior Dallas, Texas St. Marks HS Esteban Restrepo Sophomore Medellin, Colombia The Columbus School Clement Sordet Sophomore Charbonnières, France Lycee Jacques Audiberti Cade Storey Freshman Richardson, Texas J.J. Pearce HS Piere Tillement Freshman Paris, France Lycee Jacques Audiberti Henry Todd Sophomore Trophy Club, Texas Northwest HS Tyson Turnbow Sophomore Muleshoe, Texas Midland College Nathan Weant RS Freshman Hallsville, Texas Hallsville HS Head Coach - Greg Sands, 13th Season Assistant Coach - Jeff Jenkins, 3rd Season Volunteer Coach - Chance Cain, 1st Season

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welcome to texas tech men’s golf 2012-2013 SCHEDULE Date Event Location Finish 09/02/12 vs. Carmel Cup Monterey, Calif. 3rd/8.5 09/15-16/12 Wolf Run Zionsville, Ind. 4th/868 10/21-23/12 Isleworth Collegiate Windermere, Fla. 14th/907 10/29-30/12 Royal Oaks Intercollegiate Dallas, Texas 02/06-08/13 Ameri Ari Invitational Kona, Hawaii 02/18-20/13 Prestige Palm Springs, Calif. 02/22-24/13 Desert Invitational Palm Springs, Calif. 03/11-12/13 San Diego Classic San Diego, Calif. 03/25-26/13 Memphis Intercollegiate Memphis, Tenn. 04/07-08/13 Aggie Invitational College Station, Texas 04/13-14/13 Morris Williams Intercollegiate Austin, Texas 04/22-24/13 Big 12 Championships Prairie Dunes, Kan. 05/16-18/13 NCAA Regionals TBA 05/28-6/02/13 NCAA Championships Atlanta, Ga.

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Matias Dominguez Sophomore Santiago, Chile

Drew Dorsey RS Junior Edmond, Okla.

Finley Ewing IV Senior Dallas, Texas

Esteban Restrepo Sophomore Medellin, Colombia

Cade Storey Freshman Richardson, Texas

Piere Tillement Freshman Paris, France

Henry Todd Sophomore Trophy Club, Texas

Tyson Turnbow Sophomore Muleshoe, Texas

Head Coach Greg Sands 13th Season

Assistant Coach Jeff Jenkins 3rd Season

Volunteer Coach Chance Cain 1st Season

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Clement Sordet Sophomore Charbonnières. France

Nathan Weant RS Freshman Hallsville, Texas


greg sands Greg Sands has established himself as one of the top young coaches in the country. In 13 seasons as head coach of the Red Raider program, Sands has taken a good program and made it better.

Head coach Greg Sands

There are 11 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.

Floren was named to the PING AllAmerica First-Team and he became just the second player in school history (both under Sands) to earn that pretigious honor. The five NCAA Championship berths - 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 - mark the fifth through ninth 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.

En route to the 2010 NCAA Championships, Texas Tech secured its first regional championship in school history as the Red Raiders took down top-seeded Texas A&M at Texas Tech’s 11th consecutive trip its home course in College Station at to the NCAA Regionals (the longest the South Central Regional. The Red active streak currently on campus) came in his 12th season at the helm as Raiders finished 13-under 851 for the tournament which also set a school the Red Raiders earned a spot in the record for the lowest score for a Tech NCAA Greensboro Regional. team in an NCAA Regional. Sands led Tech to its 10th NCAA regional under his tutelage in 2011 as The 2008-09 campaign was another the Red Raiders earned an invite to successful season in school history Tucson, Ariz. His 2010 team was led as Sands guided the team to two by a pair of decorated seniors in Nils tournament wins and four top five Floren and Matt Smith. finishes. Additionally, nine players posted top five finishes and two The Red Raiders earned their claimed medalist honors. The Red highest finish since 1959 in June Raiders set the school scoring record of 2010, when Tech wrapped up for a 54-hole event with an 824 at the a seventh place finish at the 2010 UTSA Invitational in the spring and NCAA Championships at The Honors Course in Chattanooga. Tech shattered the school single-round record with a 266 in the same event advanced to match play for the first which Tech won by 20 strokes. All of time after completing an improbable these accomplishments came against comeback on the final day of stroke one of the nation’s top 20 schedules. play. Tech’s eighth place finish was Texas Tech advanced to its fourth also highlighted by the fact that Nils page 4 — 2012 Texas Tech Men’s Golf


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greg sands NCAA Championships appearance under Sands in 2009, following an impressive outing at the NCAA Southwest Regional in Austin. The Red Raiders carded a 2-under first round and led by 10 strokes to position itself for an opportunity to advance. Of the 11-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. The Red Raiders fell short in three other appearances, before dominating the field at the 2006 East regional in Orlando, 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.

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In his 12 seasons as head coach, Sands has led the team to 15 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-toback Western Athletic Conference championship teams in 1997 and 1998 at TCU. He also was named Academic AllWAC 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 co-champion 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.


Jeff Jenkins Jeff Jenkins begins his third season at Texas Tech as assistant men’s golf coach after spending three previous years as an assistant at Central Arkansas.

Assistant coach Jeff Jenkins

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 Since his arrival on campus, the Red for two Nationwide Tour events Raiders have advanced to two NCAA (2006 Price Cutter Championship Regional tournaments while earning and the 2005 Fort Smith Classic) a third place finish at the 2012 Big 12 while finishing third at the 2004 Championship. Tightlies Tour event in Longview and first at the 2004 South Texas While at Central Arkansas, he helped Tour in San Antonio. tutor Rebecca Sorenson, the 2010 Southland Conference Player of the Jenkins played collegiately at Year. As a team, Central Arkansas Arkansas Tech University where finished in second in the Southland he earned a bachelor’s degree Conference Tournament with in history in political science in Sorensen taking medalist honors. 2002. He earned a master’s degree in community and economic In 2009, Nichole Forshner took development from Central Arkansas home the conference player of in 2010.

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matias dominguez SPRING 2012: Ended his first season with a 74.3 stroke average ... played in nine tournaments in the spring, including the Big 12 Championships and the NCAA Greensboro Regional ... earned All-Big 12 Tournament honors after posting his best outing of the year at the Big 12 Championships ... finished 10th in the tournament at 7-over par ... was a key part of Texas Tech’s run to the NCAA Regionals.

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.

FALL 2011: Saw action in three tournaments...turned in his best outing with a 70 in the first round of The Caramel Cup against Vanderbilt at Pebble Beach ... second best round of the year was 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. page 7 — 2012 Texas Tech Men’s Golf


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drew dorsey SPRING 2012: Finished the 2011-12 season with a 79.9 stroke average ... played in two tournaments in the spring ... the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational and the Aggie Invitational. FALL 2011: Played in the prestigious Isleworth Collegiate Invitational...finished in 72nd place...posted his low round of the fall with a 73 in the second round of The Caramel Cup against Vanderbilt.

short game, accuracy and putting as his strengths ... 4.0 GPA during senior year. 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.

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 8079-85 to finish 71st. BEFORE TEXAS TECH: Prepped at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla. ... top finishes at third (junior) and fifth (sophomore) at the state tournament ... lists page 9 — 2012 Texas Tech Men’s Golf


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            

 

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    

   

 

 

    

    

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    

    

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finley ewing iv SPRING 2012: Finished the 2011-12 season with a 73.8 stroke average ... was the only upper classman in Texas Tech’s run to the NCAA Greensboro Regional ... Tech’s most consistent player as he gained a spot in all 13 tournaments of the season ... finished in fourth place at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational to help Tech secure its fourth consecutive UTSA/Oak Hills title ... finished 17th at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin ... just missed all-tournament honors at the Big 12 Championships as he finished 11th at 8-over par. FALL 2011: Played in all four tournaments of the fall... notched a seventh place standing at The Caramel Cup at Pebble Beach ... 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 74.2 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

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finley ewing iv 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.

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 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

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.

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 ... four-year honor roll member ... High School Coach: David Baker.

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   

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            

           

 

            

            

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            

            

73.8 Avg

 

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    

   

 

    

    

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    

    

 



             

            

 

 

             

             

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             

             

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Esteban restrepo SPRING 2012: Ended the season with a 76.6 stroke average ... had a tremendous finish to the year as he came on strong at the Big 12 Championships and the NCAA Regionals ... led all Tech players at the NCAA Greensboro Regional with a 28th place finish.

Carolina Herrera... has one older brother, Juan Pedro... enjoys listening to music.

FALL 2011: Competed in two tournaments in the Fall - The Caramel Cup and the Adams Cup of Newport... finished tied for 10th at The Caramel Cup and 23rd at the Adams Cup... posted his lowest round score of the fall in the second round of the Adams Cup with a 72...averaged 75.3 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 page 14 — 2012 Texas Tech Men’s Golf


76.6 Avg

   

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         

        

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 

         

         

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         

         


Clement Sordet SPRING 2012: Ended the season with a team-best 72.9 stroke average ... capped off a strong freshman season by earning PING All-Region honors ... played in all nine tournaments in the spring and integral in leading Texas Tech to its 11th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance ... won medalist honors at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational after firing a 3-under par ... the following week he placed fifth at the Wyoming Desert Invitational with a 5-under performance ... logged three consecutive Top 10 finishes at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, The Aggie Invitational and the Big 12 Championships ... his Top 10 finish at the Big 12 Championships earned him All-Big 12 Tournament honors. FALL 2011: Saw action in three tournaments... shot his lowest round of the fall (67) in the final round of The Caramel Cup at Pebble Beach ... his three round scores of 72, 70 and 67 helped him earn medalist honors ahead of Trey DelGreco of Vanderbilt who finished 10 strokes behind ... finished the Adams Cup tied for 14th... completed his season with a 45th place finish in the Jack

Nicklaus Invitational... averaged 73.2 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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   



         

        

 

         

         

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         

         

72.9 Avg

 

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        

       

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        

        

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        

        

 

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            

           

 

 

            

            

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            

            

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Cade Storey BEFORE TEXAS TECH
Prepped at JJ Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas ... varsity golf letterman all four years of high school ... 2009 All-District and All-State selection ... helped lead his team to the 2009 4A State Championship while finishing tied for third individually ... 2010 10-4A District Champion ... 2011 All-District and All-Region with medalist performance at state championships ... 2012 10-4A District Champion ... compiled multiple wins on the Legends and TJGT Junior tours and was a Jackie Burke team participant in 2011. PERSONAL
Stephen Cade Storey ... born on August 25, 1993, in Dallas, Texas ... son of Steve and Louann Storey ... considers his parents as his greatest influence ... enjoys playing basketball and spending time with family.

the Rawls Course

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the Rawls Course

Pierre Tillement BEFORE TEXAS TECH
Attended Lice Jacques Audiberti, in Antibes, France, home of the French under-18 team training facility ... played for Team France ... finished third at European Team Championship ... won Doral Publix ... Finished third at the Orange Bowl Classic in December 2011 ... considers his strengths to be his long game and distance ... coached by Mathieu Santerre and Cyril Gouyon.

PERSONAL
Pierre Tillement ... born July 19, 1993,in Paris, France ... son of Jacques and Valerie Tillement ... has one younger brother ... enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games.

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Henry Todd SPRING 2012: Ended the season with a 77.0 stroke average ... played in five tournaments in the spring, including the Big 12 Championships and the NCAA Greensboro Regional. FALL 2011: Began his Texas Tech career with a tie for 10th place at The Caramel Cup at Pebble Beach ... played in the prestigious Isleworth Collegiate Invitational and finished 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. page 20 — 2012 Texas Tech Men’s Golf


   

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         

        

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         

         

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         

         

 

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        

       

 

        

        

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        

        

77.0 Avg

 



       ���     

           

 

            

            

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

            

            

 



       

      

 

       

       

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

       

       


the Rawls Course

Tyson Turnbow BEFORE TEXAS TECH
Attended Muleshoe High School as a multi-sport All-State academic athlete ... decorated in basketball and tennis as well as golf ... All-South Plains, All-Region basketball player ... two-time third place state finisher in tennis ... four-time golf district champion ... 2011 golf state champion ... played golf for Midland College in the 2011-2012 season receiving All-American honors by finishing tied for eighth at the NJCAA National Tournament ... considers his long game and the pursuit to improve the greatest assets to his game ... Muleshoe High School Coach: Carey Sudduth ... Midland Coach: Delnor Poss

PERSONAL
Tyson Turnbow ... born August 27, 1993 ... son of James and Shelly Turnbow... has one older sibling, Trevor ... enjoys playing other sports ... favorite quote: “The pain of discipline, or the pain of regret.”

page 22 — 2012 Texas Tech Men’s Golf


the Rawls Course

Nathan Weant SPRING 2012: 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.

FALL 2011: Did not compete. 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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2011-2012 statistical review                                                                                            Tournament Tournament

The The Caramel CupCup Caramel Adams Cup of Adams CupNewport of Newport JackJack Nicklaus Invitational Nicklaus Invitational Isleworth Collegiate Invitational Isleworth Collegiate Invitational Amer Ari Ari Amer UTSA/Oak HillsHills Invitational UTSA/Oak Invitational Wyoming Desert Invitational Wyoming Desert Invitational Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Morris Williams Intercollegiate Morris Williams Intercollegiate Wyoming Cowboy Classic Wyoming Cowboy Classic Aggie Invitational Aggie Invitational Big 12 Championship BigConference 12 Conference Championship NCAA Greensboro Regional NCAA Greensboro Regional

                                                                                       

Dates Dates

Rounds Place Teams Players Score Rounds Place Teams Players+/- +/Score

09/03/11-09/04/11 09/03/11-09/04/11 09/19/11-09/20/11 09/19/11-09/20/11 10/10/11-10/11/11 10/10/11-10/11/11 10/23/11-10/25/11 10/23/11-10/25/11 02/01/12-02/03/12 02/01/12-02/03/12 02/13/12-02/14/12 02/13/12-02/14/12 02/25/12-02/26/12 02/25/12-02/26/12 03/09/12-03/11/12 03/09/12-03/11/12 03/16/12-03/17/12 03/16/12-03/17/12 04/09/12-04/10/12 04/09/12-04/10/12 04/21/12-04/22/12 04/21/12-04/22/12 04/27/12-04/29/12 04/27/12-04/29/12 2011-12 Texas 05/17/12-05/19/12 05/17/12-05/19/12

3 3 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 19 3 3 12 12 12 3 3 13 13 15 3 3 -10 -10 20 3 3 1 1 15 3 3 2 2 24 3 3 13 13 15 3 3 6 6 12 3 3 4 4 20 3 3 9 9 10 4 4 3 3 10 Tech 3 3 10Golf 10 14

2 16 16+9 +9873 873 19 95 95+4 +4864 864 +50 +50914 914 12 60 60 +61 +61925 925 15 75 75 20 115 115+4 +4868 868 15 83 83+7 +7859 859 24 120 120-13 -13851 851 +45 +45909 909 15 78 78 +31 +31883 883 12 72 72 20 120 120 -7 -7833 833 +93 +93 11731173 10 70 70 +31 +31 11831183 10 50 50 +31 +31895 895 14 75 75

Texas Tech Low Round Scores Summary (FINAL)

Team low rounds (best 10) 275 - Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (1st round) 277 - Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (3rd round) 281 - Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (2nd round) 281 - Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (2nd round) 282 - UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, 02/13/12-02/14/12 (3rd round) 283 - Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (3rd round) 285 - Adams Cup of Newport, 09/19/11-09/20/11 (3rd round) 285 - Amer Ari, 02/01/12-02/03/12 (1st round) 287 - 3 times Player low rounds (best 50) 66 - Clement Sordet, UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, 02/13/12-02/14/12 (3rd round) 66 - Logan McCracken, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, 03/09/12-03/11/12 (1st round) 66 - Clement Sordet, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (1st round) 67 - Clement Sordet, The Caramel Cup, 09/03/11-09/04/11 (3rd round) 68 - Chandler Rusk, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (3rd round) 68 - Logan McCracken, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (3rd round) 69 - Chandler Rusk, Adams Cup of Newport, 09/19/11-09/20/11 (3rd round) 69 - Clement Sordet, Amer Ari, 02/01/12-02/03/12 (3rd round) 69 - Finley Ewing IV, UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, 02/13/12-02/14/12 (2nd round) 69 - Clement Sordet, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (2nd round) 69 - Clement Sordet, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (3rd round) 69 - Matias Dominguez, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (3rd round) 69 - Logan McCracken, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (1st round) page 24 — 2012 Texas Tech Men’s Golf 69 - Matias Dominguez, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (1st round)


Team low rounds (best 10) 275 - Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (1st round) 277 - Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (3rd round) 281 - Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (2nd round) 281 - Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (2nd round) 282 - UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, 02/13/12-02/14/12 (3rd round) 283 - Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (3rd round) 285 - Adams Cup of Newport, 09/19/11-09/20/11 (3rd round)  285 - Amer Ari, 02/01/12-02/03/12 (1st round)  287 - 3 times

2011-2012 statistical review

     (best 50) Player low rounds          66 - Clement Sordet, UTSA/Oak (3rd round)   HillsInvitational,   02/13/12-02/14/12      66 - Logan McCracken, (1st round)  Southern  Highlands   Collegiate   Masters,  03/09/12-03/11/12  66 - Clement Sordet, Wyoming Cowboy     Classic,   04/09/12-04/10/12     (1st  round)   Caramel  Cup,  09/03/11-09/04/11     (3rdround)  67 - Clement Sordet, The     Classic,   04/09/12-04/10/12     (3rd  round) 68 - Chandler Rusk, Wyoming Cowboy  Wyoming  Cowboy  Classic,  04/09/12-04/10/12     68 - Logan McCracken, (3rd round)            69 - Chandler Rusk, Adams Cup of Newport, 09/19/11-09/20/11 (3rd round)            69 - Clement Sordet, Amer 02/01/12-02/03/12   Ari,     (3rd  round)    69 - Finley Ewing IV, UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, 02/13/12-02/14/12 (2nd round) 69 - Clement Sordet, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (2nd round) Tournament Dates 02/25/12-02/26/12Rounds Place Teams Players 69 - Clement Sordet, Wyoming Desert Invitational, (3rd round) The Caramel CupDominguez, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 09/03/11-09/04/11 3 round)1 2 16 69 - Matias 02/25/12-02/26/12 (3rd Adams Cup of Newport 09/19/11-09/20/11 3 4 19 95 69 - Logan McCracken, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (1st round) Jack Nicklaus Invitational 10/10/11-10/11/11 3 12 12 60 69 - Matias Dominguez, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (1st round) Isleworth Collegiate Invitational 10/23/11-10/25/11 3 13 15 75 04/09/12-04/10/12 (2nd round) Amer 69 Ari- Clement Sordet, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 02/01/12-02/03/12 3 -10 20 115 69 Clement Sordet, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (3rd round) UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational 02/13/12-02/14/12 3 1 15 83 69 - Matias 04/27/12-04/29/12 Wyoming Desert Dominguez, Invitational Big 12 Conference Championship, 02/25/12-02/26/12 3 (1st round) 2 24 120 70 - Highlands Matias Dominguez, The Caramel Cup, 09/03/11-09/04/11 Southern Collegiate Masters 03/09/12-03/11/12(1st round) 3 13 15 78 Morris70Williams Intercollegiate 03/16/12-03/17/12 3 6 12 72 - Clement Sordet, The Caramel Cup, 09/03/11-09/04/11 (2nd round) Wyoming Cowboy Classic 4 20 120 70 - Chandler Rusk, Adams Cup of Newport,04/09/12-04/10/12 09/19/11-09/20/11 (2nd round)3 Aggie70 Invitational 04/21/12-04/22/12 3 9 10 70 - Clement Sordet, Amer Ari, 02/01/12-02/03/12 (1st round) Big 12 Conference Championship 04/27/12-04/29/12 4 3 10 50 70 - Logan McCracken, UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, 02/13/12-02/14/12 (1st round) NCAA Greensboro Regional 05/17/12-05/19/12 3 10 14 75 70 - Finley Ewing IV, UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, 02/13/12-02/14/12 (3rd round) 70 - Logan McCracken, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (1st round) 70 - Esteban Restrepo, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (2nd round) 70 - Finley Ewing IV, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (2nd round) 70 - Finley Ewing IV, Morris Williams Intercollegiate, 03/16/12-03/17/12 (1st round) 70 - Chandler Rusk, Morris Williams Intercollegiate, 03/16/12-03/17/12 (2nd round) 70 - Matias Dominguez, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (2nd round) 70 - Clement Sordet, Big 12 Conference Championship, 04/27/12-04/29/12 (3rd round) 71 - Finley Ewing IV, Adams Cup of Newport, 09/19/11-09/20/11 (1st round) 71 - Finley Ewing IV, Adams Cup of Newport, 09/19/11-09/20/11 (3rd round) 71 - Matias Dominguez, Jack Nicklaus Invitational, 10/10/11-10/11/11 (2nd round) 71 - Finley Ewing IV, Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, 10/23/11-10/25/11 (2nd round) 71 - Finley Ewing IV, Amer Ari, 02/01/12-02/03/12 (1st round) 71 - Henry Todd, Amer Ari, 02/01/12-02/03/12 (1st round) 71 - Chandler Rusk, Amer Ari, 02/01/12-02/03/12 (3rd round) 71 - Clement Sordet, UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, 02/13/12-02/14/12 (2nd round) 71 - Finley Ewing IV, Wyoming Desert Invitational, 02/25/12-02/26/12 (1st round) 71 - Finley Ewing IV, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, 03/09/12-03/11/12 (3rd round) 71 - Chandler Rusk, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (1st round) 71 - Chandler Rusk, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (2nd round) 71 - Finley Ewing IV, Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 04/09/12-04/10/12 (2nd round) 72 - 22 times

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+/-

Score

+9 +4 +50 +61 +4 +7 -13 +45 +31 -7 +93 +31 +31

873 864 914 925 868 859 851 909 883 833 1173 1183 895


2011-2012 statistical review                                                                                                                                            

                  

        

        



 Tournament Dates

 The Caramel Cup 09/03/11-09/04/11     Adams Cup of Newport 09/19/11-09/20/11     Jack Nicklaus Invitational 10/10/11-10/11/11     Isleworth Collegiate Invitational 10/23/11-10/25/11    Amer Ari 02/01/12-02/03/12     UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational 02/13/12-02/14/12     Wyoming Desert Invitational 02/25/12-02/26/12 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters 03/09/12-03/11/12  Morris Williams Intercollegiate 03/16/12-03/17/12  Wyoming Cowboy Classic 04/09/12-04/10/12  Aggie Invitational 04/21/12-04/22/12     Big 12 Conference Championship 04/27/12-04/29/12     NCAA Greensboro Regional 05/17/12-05/19/12       

  

  

  

Rounds

     

    

Place Teams Players

3 1 2  3  4 19 3  12  12 3  13  15 3  -10  20   3 1 15   3 2 24 3 13 15 3 6 12 3 4 20 3 9  10 4  3  10 3 10  14  

 

     

     

     

    

                                             page 26  — 2012 Texas Men’s Golf    Tech  

       

                                                     

     

     

16 95 60 75 115 83 120 78 72 120 70 50 75

+/-

Score

+9 +4 +50 +61 +4 +7 -13 +45 +31 -7 +93 +31 +31

873 864 914 925 868 859 851 909 883 833 1173 1183 895


     

     

     

     

2011-2012 statistical review

     

     

     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

      

                   

       

       

     

     

     

      

      

      

               page   27 — 2012 Texas  Tech Men’s Golf       

   

   


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Wyoming Desert Invitational Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Morris Williams Intercollegiate Wyoming Cowboy Classic Aggie Invitational Big 12 Conference Championship NCAA Greensboro Regional

02/25/12-02/26/12 03/09/12-03/11/12 03/16/12-03/17/12 04/09/12-04/10/12 04/21/12-04/22/12 04/27/12-04/29/12 05/17/12-05/19/12

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Score

+9 +4 +50 +61 +4 +7 -13 +45 +31 -7 +93 +31 +31

873 864 914 925 868 859 851 909 883 833 1173 1183 895


history and records

All-time letterwinners -AAkridge, Dale Ray, 1985-89 Allain, Nicolas, 2005 Allen, Manson, 1936-37 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 -BBaecker, 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 Baxter, Bill, 1947 Bell, John, 1934-35 Bertram, Jeff, 1986-88 Best, Melvin, 1939-40 Bills, Gant, 1998-99 Birdwell, Brandon, 1984 Black, Thomas, 1968-69 Blocker, Chris, 1959-61 Blythe, Chance, 1989-92 Bohls, Rex, 1975 Bolen, David, 1999-02 Brewer, James H., 1962-64 Brigham, Jim, 1940-41 Broussard, Conrad, 1984 Brown, Chris (Paris, Texas), 1969 Brown, Chris (Midland), 1979-80 Burleson, Paul, 1970-71 Burns, Chris, 1996-1997

-CCain, John, 1955-59 Callender, Mel, 1975-79 Carlsen, Jack, 1936-37 Carlyle, Glen, 1973-74 Carmichael, Alan, 1974-77 Carson, J.P., 1934-35 Cassell, Gray, 1953-54 Chambless, Steve, 1982-85 Conine, Jim, 1968 Conine, John, 1973-75 Cook, James, 1949 Cooke, Alex, 1939-40 Cooke, William, 1939-40 Cotter, Mike, 1981-83 Croom, Buddy, 1970 -DDaniels, Steve, 1981 Darland, Tommy, 1984 David, Joe Don, 1985 Davidson, James, 1962-63 Davis, Barry, 1970 Delgadillo, Javier, 1988-89 Dempsey, Richard, 1950 Diebert, Clint, 2003 Dobie, Bruce, 1961-63 Doherty, Donald, 1939-40 Dominguez, Matias, 2011Dorsey, Drew, 2010Douglas, James, 1936-37 Dresser, Andrew, 2002-06 Dunkelberg, Dan, 1983 -EEvans, Raylan, 1951 Ewing IV, Finley, 2009

HEAD COACHES Name

Tenure (Yrs)

Gene Mitchell

1967-70 and 1981-83 (7)

Danny Mason

1971-78 (8)

Richard Whittenburg

1979-80 (2)

Greg Reynolds

1984-85 (2)

Tommy Wilson

1986-98 (13)

Jeff Mitchell

1999-2000 (2)

Greg Sands

2001-present

Overall

46 seasons

-FFarmer, Maban, 1991-92 Farmer, Panny, 1935-36 Farquhar, John, 1955-59 Feagen, E.C., 1948 Ferris, Steve, 1981-82 Figura, John, 1989 Fink, Randy, 1987-90 Floren, Nils, 2008-11 Floren, Oscar, 2004-07 Foster, George, 1969 Foster, Jason, 1990-92 Fox, Shane, 1973-76 Franky, Sergio, 2007-10 Friggle, Scott, 1990-91, 94 - GGarcia, Marco, 1998 Green, Jim, 1953-54 Griffin, Will, 2006-10 -HHackler, Andrew, 2001-03 Haddock, Neil, 1974-77 Haddrell, William, 2002-05 Hale, Robert, 1935-37 Hargrove, Mark, 1976-77 Harper, John, 1968 Heller, Ryan, 1987 Henderson, Kirk, 1986 Henderson, Zac, 1946-49 Henegar, Corey, 1999-2001 Hill, Chris, 1993-97 Hrnciar, Jerry, 1965-66 Huber, Joe Bernard, 1966 Hudson, Chris, 1984-88 Hull, Mark, 1999-03 Hrnciar, Jerry, 1965-66 Huber, Joe Bernard, 1966 Hudson, Chris, 1984-88 Hull, Mark, 1999-03 -IIrwin, Clifton 1968 -JJackson, Terry, 1985-87 Jacobs, William, 1968 Jacobson, Brad, 2000-04 Jarrett, Mark, 1979 Johnson, Donnie, 1973 Johnson, Jimmie, 1959-61 Jones, Casey, 2002-05 Jones, Gregg, 1978-79 Jones, Scott, N/A

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-KKackley, Jimmy, 2001 Kampen, Andy, 1996 Kaplan, Don, 1955-59 Kase, Adam, 1981-85 Kelly, Brooks, 1999-03 Kimball, Stephan, 1968 Klemmer, Joe, 1991 -LLakatta, Brandon, 2005-07 Lamey, John, 1985-87 Lapham, Bob, 1953-54 Larson, Charles “Chuck”, 1970-71 Larson, Scott, 1978 LeCrone, Stephen, 1966 Lenz, Jonathan, 2004 Littlejohn, James, 1963 Lokey, Lance, 1991-95 Long, Steve, 1975-76 Louth, Jason, 2002-05 Loving, Matt, 1998-99 Lucio, Eddie, 1998-99 -MMartin, Jeremy, 2006-07 Martin, Wallace, 1941-42 Mathis, Chris, 1992-96 Mattox, Richard, 1975-76 McClung, Douglas, 1968 McCormick, Andy, 1985 McCormick, Cameron, 1995-97 McCracken, Logan, 2010-12 McCully, Paul, 1951-52 McDaniel, Gary, 1993 McElhaney, Kelly, 1982-82 McKean, Walter, 1966-68 McKinney, Robert, 1966-68 Melville, Shaun, 2004-05 Merrell, Garrett, 2005-08 Miller, Jeff, 1982-83 Mischnick, Kevin, 1989 Mitchell, Jeff, 1974-76 Mooney, John, 1940-41 Moorhead, Mike, 1965 Moorhouse, David, 1952-53 Morrison, Tim, 1992-93 Moss, Jobe, 1975-77 Mulherin, Sean, 1995-99 -NNeedham, Don, 1969-71 Neumann, Jack, 1983 Nix, Don, 1959-61 Northington, Dennis, 1977-78


history and records

All-time letterwinners Novoa, Bryan, 1993-96 Nutt, Stephen, 1992 -OOdom, Brett, 1993 O’Neal, Don, 1959-60 Orndorff, Thomas, 1966-67 Ott, Brad, 1990-92 -PPace, Chris, 2004-05 Palmer, Terrell, 1982-83 Parks, George, 1978 Perez, Sal, 1982 Pinnell, Hunter, 1986-87 Pitts, Matt, 1999 Pope, Travis, 1996-97 Pyka, Trey, 1999-03 -RRamirez, Lee, 1978 Rambin, Mitchell, 1970 Restrepo, Esteban, 2011Riggs, Robert, 1973 Rivas, Santiago, 2005-08 Robertson, Rex, 1977-81 Rogers, Hamilton, 1968 Rogers, Rick, 1964-65 Roseberry, Jon, 1993-95 Rosson, Ronnie, 1972 Roque, Baeker, 1986-87 Rowland, Kyle, 1980

Rusk, Chandler, 2010-12 Russell, Jack D., 1953-54 -SSanders, Jim, 1987-90 Scenniers, Neal, 1954-55 Schauer, Hal, 1969 Scherer, Brian, 2008-11 Schrade, 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 Sinnacher, Brad, 1984-87 Skinner, Steve, 1978 Smith, Blake, 1997-2000 Smith, Brian, 2001-04 Smith, Derek, 2004-2005 Smith, James Kirk, 1970 Smith, Matt, 2007-2011 Smith, Randy, 1971-72 Sokolowski, Kurt, 1969 Sordet, Clement, 2011Sparks, Laird, 1996-98 Speckman, Don, 1970-71 Spencer, Rodney, 1941-42 Springer, Brent, 1986-8771

St. Germain, Jean, 1976-79 Stegner, Scott, 1973-74 Stenman, Erik, 2003 Stiegman, Bryan, 1973-76 Stogner, Jay, 1988-89 Stoltz, Jerry, 1948 Stoltz, Joe A., 1950-53 Stoops, Colin, 1992-93 Strickland, Randal, 1983-87 Sturdivant, Ford, 1940-41 Sylvester, Andy, 1986 Symons, Tyler, 2005 -TTate, Phillip, 1995-99 Telford, Lindsey, 1936-37 Thompson, Steven, 1971 Todd, Henry, 2011Trout, John R., 1949 Tubb, Eddie Mack, 1961-62 -UUrncair, Jerry Daniel, 1966 -VVaughn, Joel, 1970 Voight, Mike, 1985 -WWalker, Jack, 1940-42 Wallace, John, 1982 Walters, Danny, 1975-76

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Waterhouse, Randy, 1979-80 Ward, Chris, 2008-10 Warden, G.W., 1952-53 Watts, Jeff, 1980-84 Webster, Chris, 1999 Wetter, Greg, 1993-97 Weworski, Tyler, 2009-11 White, Ronald, 1967-69 Whittaker, James, 1968-71 Wilcoxin, Jim, 1967-68 Wilemon, Brad, 1968-70 Wilemon, Stan, 1969-72 Wiley, David, 1993 Willcoxon, Erik, 1986-88 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 -YYates, Richard Lynn, 1963-64 Younan-Wise, Jake, 2005-07 Youngblood, Kevin, 1989-91 -ZZook, Chris, 1990


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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 AND 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 Sunriver, Ore. ................................................................................. Missed Cut 2007 Williamsburg, Va. ......................................................................... Missed Cut 2009 Toledo, Ohio ........................................................................ t23rd of 30/900 2010 Ootelwah, Tenn.......................................................................5th of 30/867 Note: Records as of September 2012

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 Invitational .......... 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 Rd Player 1. 62 Will Griffin 2. 64 Oscar Floren 64 Mark Allen 64 Kyle Willmann 5. 65 Mark Allen 65 Collin Stoops 65 David Bolen 65 Nick Williams 65 Garrett Merrell 65 Chris Ward 65 Chris Ward 65 Tyler Weworski TOP 10 54-HOLE SCORES (ALL-TIME) Rk Rd Player 1. 201 Will Griffin 2. 202 Mark Allen 202 Chris Ward 3. 203 Jake Y.-Wise 4. 204 Mark Allen 5. 205 Oscar Floren 205 Oscar Floren 205 Nils Floren 7. 206 Kyle Willmann 8. 207 Several players

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

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


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PROGRAM RECORDS AND BESTS (CONT.) ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT WINNERS Rk Wins Player 1. 4 Bryan Novoa

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Nils Floren

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Kevin Youngblood

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Collin Stoops

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Chris Mathis

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Kyle Willmann

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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 Invitational 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.

TOP 10 SINGLE-SEASON STROKE AVERAGES Rk Avg Player Season 1. 71.2 Oscar Floren 2006-07 2. 71.5 Oscar Floren 2005-06 3. 72.1 Andrew Dresser 2005-06 4. 72.2 Nils Floren 2010-11 5. 72.3 Andrew Dresser 2003-04 72.3 Nils Floren 2009-10 7. 72.4 Chris Ward 2009-10 8. 72.5 David Bolen 2001-02 9. 72.8 Oscar Floren 2003-04 72.8 Nils Floren 2008-09

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Year Champion Medalist 1958 Arkansas Dan Massengale (TCU) 1959 Texas Tech Gene Teter (SMU) 1960 Texas A&M John Lively (A&M) Dick Double (UT) Terry Dill (UT) 1961 Texas A&M Chris Blocker (Tech) 1962 Texas A&M John Lively (A&M) 1963 Texas A&M Eugene Byrd (A&M) 1964 Texas Pat Thompson (UT) 1965 Texas Randy Geiselman (UT) 1966 Baylor Mason Adkins (UT) 1967 Texas A&M Robert McKinney (Tech) 1968 Texas Jess Claiborne (TCU) 1969 Texas A&M Rick Massengale (UT) 1970 Texas Dean Overturf (UT) 1971 Texas Tech Steve Veriato (A&M) 1972 Texas Ben Crenshaw (UT) 1973 Texas Ben Crenshaw (UT) 1974 Houston Keith Fergus (UH) 1975 Houston Lance Broeck (UT) 1976 Houston Keith Fergus (UH) 1977 Houston Ed Fiori (UH) 1978 Houston Terry Snodgrass (UH) 1979 Houston Fred Couples (UH) 1980 Houston Ray Barr (UH) 1981 Houston Ray Barr (UH) 1982 Texas A&M Danny Briggs (A&M) 1983 Texas Brandel Chamblee (UT) 1984 Houston Steve Elkington (UH) John Slaughter (UH) 1985 Houston Steve Elkington (UH) 1986 TCU Jim Sorenson (TCU) 1987 Texas A&M Tray Tyner (UH) 1988 SMU Chip Carter (SMU) 1989 Texas Mark Pfingston (Rice) 1990 Texas Bobby Gee (A&M) 1991 Texas Justin Leonard (UT) 1992 Texas Justin Leonard (UT) Jason Hill (BU) 1993 Texas Justin Leonard (UT) 1994 Texas Justin Leonard (UT) 1995 Texas Lance Combrink (UH) Dru Fenimore (A&M) Anthony Rodriguez (A&M) Jim Skinner (SMU) 1996 Texas Tech Bryan Novoa (Tech)

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Tech 6th 1st 3rd 2nd 6th 4th 2nd 3rd 7th 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 6th 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 8th 9th 7th 6th 8th 8th 8th 7th 6th 8th 9th 9th 6th 8th 8th 7th 8th 8th 7th

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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 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) 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) 2012 .......................................................................................Finley Ewing (First Team)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 2005 ................................................................................................................ Nicolas Allain 2005 .......................................................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2006 .......................................................................................................... Andrew Dresser 2006 .................................................................................................................. Oscar Floren

MEN’S GOLF ALL-AMERICANS 1976 1989 1996 2006 2006 2007 2010 2010 2011

Jeff Mitchell- Honorable Mention Mike Winfrey – Honorable Mention Bryan Novoa – 3rd Team Andrew Dresser – 3rd Team Oscar Floren – 1st Team Oscar Floren – Honorable Mention Christopher Ward – 2nd Team Nils Floren – 1st Team Nils Floren – 3rd Team

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facilities - The Rawls Course Home of Red Raider Golf Teams Fielding championship men’s and women’s golf teams in today’s fiercely competitive NCAA environment is a tall order. Still, Texas Tech golf teams have fared well in both the Southwest and Big 12 Conferences, earning multiple berths in post-season NCAA tournament play. Through his philanthropy, Jerry Rawls set out to employ the best talent in the world to create a paragon layout for intercollegiate golf nationwide. On every turn, Texas Tech’s premier golf course exudes excellence, giving Red Raider golf teams a competitive edge. From exclusive practice holes, featuring diverse putting surfaces they will experience at away tournaments, to sheltered hitting bays featuring the latest in video technology, and state-of-theart locker room and team meeting facilities, Texas Tech golfers enjoy a home course that is second to none. The Rawls Course Par 5, No. 18 (555 yards) is considered to be a Tom Doak masterpiece. Running along the 4.5acre lake toward a small, well-trapped green, the link is arguably one of the finest finishing holes in the world. Jerry Rawls When Texas Tech University publicly acknowledged their wish to build a golf course for the campus, Jerry Rawls was immediately interested in lending his support. A proud alumnus, Rawls graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 where he was also a varsity member of the basketball team. But it wasn’t until he went to Purdue University for a Masters in Business Administration from the Krannert School of Management that he became interested in golf. Purdue had two golf courses on campus, and because of its close proximity, he started playing golf with his

classmates and some professors. Rawls realized their immeasurable value. The school, alums, golf program, and the city benefited from them. They helped in the recruitment of athletes, students, and faculty. There could host golf events for alums and donors during football weekends. It was especially beneficial that the course was on campus and easily accessible. “We didn’t know what we were missing at Texas Tech.” So in the spring of 2001, Rawls met with a group from Texas Tech who were spearheading the project, which included not only a golf course but state-of-the-art golf facility. He was involved on two conditions: that it become one of the finest collegiate golf facility in the country, and it also had to be located on-campus. The Tech group agreed with his vision and they got started. John Montford and David Schmidly, TTU’s Chancellor and President respectively at the time, agreed to move an agricultural research facility to a nearby location in order to free up 268 contiguous acres only minutes from campus center. Needless to say, the project would require a leading golf architect to make this dream a reality. Rawls listened to the advice from a friend and accomplished golf course developer, Mark Parsinen who spoke very highly of the work of Tom Doak. Rawls had read a book authored by Doak titled Anatomy of a Golf Course and had been impressed with his sophisticated opinions on golf course architecture. At the time, Doak’s reputation was becoming more well known, as it was increasingly linked with his design of Pacific Dunes in Oregon. Rawls and Doak met at Pacific Dunes in April of 2001 four months before it would open to the public. As they walked the course together, Rawls was given a full visual presentation on Doak’s philosophies and design/ construction talents. It was there on the windswept dunes of Oregon that Doak accepted Rawls’ offer to build a course in Lubbock.

Recent Honors for the Rawls Course • • •

Golfweek’s #2 Best Course that you can play in Texas Golfweek’s #3 University Golf Course in America Golf Digest’s #2 Most Affordable Public Golf Course in the U.S.

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facilities - The Rawls Course HISTORY It was a most unlikely place for renowned golf course architect Tom Doak to follow up his Oregon masterpiece Pacific Dunes: a flat cotton field in Lubbock, Texas. And yet, on the high plains of the West Texas panhandle, where the sky is big and blue, the wind is unabated and the land is dry and flat, Doak created the Rawls Course for Texas Tech University, immediately one of the finest university courses in the country. A minimalist by reputation, Doak and his team from Renaissance Golf stepped out of that role for this design, moving 1.3 million yards of topsoil to sculp a course. Creating an entire landscape from scratch, they shaped the earth to mimic the land east and south of Lubbock, where the great plain suddenly starts falling into the valleys and canyons that lead to the Caprock region. The result is a 7,207-yard, par-72, feat of engineering that fully exemplifies Doak’s philosophies on design and strategy, most notably the unusually wide fairways and boldly contoured greens. THE VISION 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, Lubbock, Texas may, at first, seem an unlikely site for a course design that will position Texas Tech as a leader in NCAA championship golf. The wind-swept Llano Estacado, where the skies are big and blue, sunsets are boastful, the wind is unabated and the land is dry and flat, is a far cry from the likes of Pebble Beach, Augusta or Torrey Pines. Those who have played Texas Tech’s brilliant collegiate golf course agree that its designer has created a masterpiece on the High Plains. This parkland course, with its undulating greens, vast fairways and long, picturesque views, provides a topflight setting that few golfers experience on a regular basis. The natural texture of the landscape—like the course—reflects the wearing down of the land from wind and water over time. Fairway contours, roughs and bunkers are all reminiscent of these narrow, gouged-out landforms. Rustic, lively and beautiful, The Rawls Course provides for an unforgettable round of golf that will keep you coming back for more.

Images courtesy of Troon Golf.

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facilities - The cash family Team Facility Clubhouse at The Rawls Once again, Jerry Rawls reached out to a leader in the field to ensure that the clubhouse facilities are par for a course of this caliber. Robert McKinney, a Lubbock native, former Red Raider golfer and Southwest Conference Champion, is perhaps the foremost authority on golf course clubhouses in the country. McKinney has drawn on his vast golfing experience to design a visually stunning yet extremely functional clubhouse. Texas Tech’s dynamic golf facility will provide a stunning entrance to the northern edge of the Texas Tech campus. The resort-style structure, with its Texas Tech brick and clay tile roof, will be highly visible. The clubhouse is positioned at the bend of the forthcoming Texas Tech Parkway, which connects nearby North Loop 289 to the southern edge of the Texas Tech campus. Pavilion & Guest Facilities The sizeable pavilion, situated on the opposite end of the clubhouse, offers a dramatic view of the course. The pavilion is the site for receptions, conferences and other special events. The 22,000-square foot clubhouse contains spacious facilities for the women’s and men’s golf teams, a fully-equipped pro shop and public locker rooms. The addition of this outstanding facility will secure Texas Tech as a host for Big 12 and NCAA championships and professional tour circuits. The Rawls Course golf complex is a calling card for Lubbock-area recreation and tourism, attracting Texas Tech alumni and supporters who can now fill out a weekend stay during Red Raider football and basketball weekends or for concerts and scholastic events. Cash Family Team Facility Opened in August 2012, the new clubhouse and home for the nationally prominent Texas Tech Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams is simply one of the finest in the nation. It is best highlighted by the images in the following pages.

COURSE OVERVIEW Elevation - 3,200 feet above sea level Grade - Elevation change up to 30 feet Berms - Surrounding entire course, 10 and 15 feet above playing surface Irrigation - The most sophisticated ever devised. Computerized irrigation system utilizes 2,500 sprinkler heads to deliver up to 4,500 gallons a minute. Designer - Tom Doak, Renaissance Golf Design Inc., Traverse City, Michigan Estimated rounds per year - 30,000 - 35,000 Yardage Total Yardage - 7,207 from the championship tees Par: 72, women; 72, men. Par Fours - 10 (five on each side) Par Threes - 4 Par Fives - 4 including back-to-back fives on 17 and 18 Bunkers - 96 Architecture Greens - Dominance plus bent grass Rough - grasses, jackpot, blue gramma, bahia Water Hazards - one central 4.5 acre, man-made lake Fairways - 115 to 125 acres of fairway Facilities and Services Driving Range - 375-yard horse shoe shaped, three target greens Short game facility - Three hole practice course for Texas Tech golfers only Indoor hitting bays - Three bays shelter golfers from inclement weather Video teaching aid - Equipped with video technology for instructional purposes

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Welcome to Texas Tech Mission Statement: 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.

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 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 oneon-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 page 42 — this is texas tech university

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 subsequent years the university was named to the Corporation for National and Community Service President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The university has welcomed more Red Raiders to campus in four-straight fall semesters and, in the fall of 2012, notched its highest enrollment figure at 32,611 as enrollment is on the rise over the past decade with a 27 percent growth which places the school on course to reach the institutional goal of 40,000 by 2020.


leadership

Chancellor Kent Hance 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.

Dr. Lawrence Schovanec Interim President Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, was named interim president Aug. 10, 2012. Schovanec earned his doctorate in mathematics from Indiana University, his master’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Phillips University. Schovanec served as chair of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics for ten years until he was appointed as interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences in 2008, before being named dean of the college in 2010. During his tenure as dean, the college has hired more than 70 faculty, including 5 strategic hires, and has experienced significant increases in research funding and student enrollment. He has overseen programs and initiatives to support faculty development, improve advising and increase funds for scholarships. A major initiative of the college has focused on development of alumni relations that has resulted in more than $55 million in gifts to the college since 2008. Personally, Schovanec has received over $3.2 million in external funding for his research in the fields of

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.

biomechanical and physiological control systems and solid mechanics. He has spoken extensively at conferences and other professional venues and is the author of more than 50 scholarly publications. Schovanec has received the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and is a member of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy. In 2011, he was a recipient of the Texas Tech University Inclusive Excellence Award awarded by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve Texas Tech as Interim President. Because of the contributions of the faculty, students and staff and the administrative leadership of the university, we enjoy substantial momentum in the crucial areas of enrollment growth, student success, faculty productivity and scholarship, and research funding. As evidence of our progress, Tech now receives a share of the state’s National Research University Fund. Working with all university stakeholders, and utilizing our Strategic Plan and business model, my objective as Interim President is to enhance Texas Tech’s position as a great public research university.”

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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 programbest 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 studentathlete 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 alltime 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

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 student-athletes 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 15,050-seat 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 Student-Athletes, opened in January 2004 to further enhance Tech’s commitment to the academic well being of student-athletes. 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. 

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! 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. 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 Rider, Hometown Horse 1953-54 Joe Kirk Fulton Lubbock . . . . . Blackie (according to lore) 1954-55 Joe Kirk Fulton Lubbock . . . . . Blackie (according to lore) 1955-56 Jim Cloyd, Stratford . . . . . . . . . . Blackie (confirmed) 1956-57 Jim Cloyd, Stratford. . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech Beauty 1957-58 Donald “Polly” Hollar, Brenham. . . . . . . . Tech Beauty 1958-59 Donald “Polly” Hollar, Brenham. . . . . . . . Tech Beauty 1959-60 J.H. “Hud” Rhea, Roswell, N.M. . . . . . . . . Beau Black 1960-61 J.H. “Hud” Rhea, Roswell, N.M. . . . . . . . . Beau Black 1961-62 Kelley Waggoner, Hillsboro, N.M.. . . . . . . . Tech Beauty 1962-63 Bill Durfey,The Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . Tech Beauty 1963-64 Douglas “Nubbin” Hollar, Brenham. . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1964-65 Douglas “Dink” Wilson, Quanah . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1965-66 Douglas “Dink” Wilson, Quanah . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1966-67 Douglas “Nubbin” Hollar, Brenham. . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1967-68 Douglas “Nubbin” Hollar, Brenham. . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1968-69 Johnny Bob Carruth, Lubbock. . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1969-70 Johnny Bob Carruth, Lubbock. . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1970-71 Tommy Martin, Graham. . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1971-72 Randy Jeffers, Amarillo. . . . . . . . . . . Charcoal Cody 1972-73 Randy Jeffers, Amarillo. . . . . . . . . Showboy Huffman 1973-74 Gerald Nobles, Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Five 1974-75 Ann Lynch,Escazu, Coasta Rica . . . . . . . . . Happy Five 1975-76 Joe Kim King,Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Five 1976-77 Jess Wall, Perryton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Five 1977-78 Larry Cade, Copperas Cove. . . . . . . . . . Happy Five 1978-79 Lee Puckitt,San Angelo . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI 1979-80 Coke Hopping, Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI 1980-81 Kathleen Campbell,El Paso. . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II 1981-82 Kurt Harris, Collinsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II 1982-83 Perry Church, Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II 1983-84 Jennifer Aufill, Buffalo Gap. . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II 1984-85 Zurick Labrier, Guymon, Okla.. . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II 1985-86 Jerrell Key, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II 1986-87 Daniel Jenkins, Turkey. . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy VI-II 1987-88 Kim Saunders, Colfax, La.. . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider 1988-89 Lea Whitehead, Midland . . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider 1989-90 Tonya Tinnin-Jackson, Bryson . . . . . . . Midnight Raider 1990-91 Blaine Lemons, Colorado City. . . . . . . Midnight Raider 1991-92 RaLynn Key, Crosbyton. . . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider 1992-93 Jason Spence, Seminole. . . . . . . . . Midnight Raider 1993-94 Lisa Gilbreath, Lewisville. . . . . . . . . . . . Double T 1994-95 Amy Smart, Midland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Double T 1995-96 JoLynn Self, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Red 1996-97 Martha Reed,San Angelo. . . . . . . . . . . . High Red 1997-98 Becky McDougal, Lubbock. . . . . . . . . . . High Red 1998-99 Michael “Dusty” Abney, Lubbock. . . . Black Phantom Raider 1999-2000 Travis L. Thorne,New Deal. . . . . . Black Phantom Raider 2000-01 Lesley Gilbreath,Flower Mound . . . . Black Phantom Raider 2001-02 Katie Carruth, Lubbock . . . . . . . Black Phantom Raider 2002-03 Jessica Melvin, Pierre, S.D.. . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2003-04 Ben Holland, Texline. . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2004-05 Stacy Stockard, Stanger. . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2005-06 Justin Burgin, Scurry. . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2006-07 Amy Bell, Kermit. . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2007-08 Kevin Burns, Clovis, N.M.. . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2008-09 Ashley Hartzog, Farwell . . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2009-10 Brianne Hight,Clovis, N.M. . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2010-11 Christi Chadwell, Garland. . . . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2011-12 Bradley Skinner, Arvada, Colo.. . . . . . . Midnight Matador 2012- Ashley Wenzel, Friendswood. . . . . . . Midnight Matador

Get your 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.

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ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

ARTIFICIAL TURF

BLARNEY STONE

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This Tech tradition still goes on today as student and teachers plant trees and beautify the campus each Arbor Day. ANDERSON, DONNY

While also arguably owning the most nicknames - “Stinnett Stingray,” the “Golden Palomino” and “Donny Wonderful” - AllAmerican 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.

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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.


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 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

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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-from-behind win over the No. 20 Virginia Cavaliers in the 2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.

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.

HEISMAN TROPHY

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.

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.

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.

GATOR BOWL

HOLUB, E.J.

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 longstanding Texas Tech tradition. Riding a horse

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

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 schoolrecord 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.

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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.


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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. 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.

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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 game-winning 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. 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


texas tech traditions from a-z 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 Avalanche-Journal 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. 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. page 52 — this is texas tech university


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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. 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

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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 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 Ex-Students Association. Since September 1949, it was the Ex-Students


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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.

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 TECH(NOLOGICAL) UNIVERSITY

TIE

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

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.

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

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.

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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. 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


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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 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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