Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech Athletics will name 51 of its student-athletes who will earn either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree this weekend during launch ceremonies at the United Supermarkets Arena.
Nearly every Texas Tech athletic program has at least one alumnus this weekend with track and field and soccer programs leading the way as 16 and 14 student-athletes earn their degrees, respectively. Weekend will be a special holiday for many members Wes KeatleyWith many alumni walking on stage between events as Texas Tech also hosts the Big 12 outdoor tournaments starting Friday at Terry and Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex.
“This will be a weekend that many of our graduates will remember for the rest of their lives,” Director of Athletics Kirby Hocott She said. “Our department is very proud of these student-athletes for the countless hours of time and effort they put into their work as student-athletes, both in competition and in class. We congratulate them and their families on this tremendous achievement.”
Texas Tech will have two bonus letter winners walk on stage as a pair of former Taurean Henderson Red Raider racers and Tre King will receive their certificates this weekend. Both Henderson and King have benefited from the Texas Tech Athletics degree completion program for scholarship athletes who are close to completing their studies.
Henderson, who finished his Red Raider career in 2005 as the school’s all-time leader (414 points) and receptions (302), returned to college last fall to complete his degree in Communication Studies. Meanwhile, King played two seasons with the Red Raiders from 2017 to 2018 before returning to complete his college studies.
“We could not be more proud of the academic and athletic successes that our graduates have achieved throughout their time here,” he said. Diddy Brown Campbell, Senior Co-Director of Athletics for Academic Excellence. “They continue to embody the grit and perseverance needed to be fearless champions and I am excited to see the impact they will make in this world as proud alumni of Texas Tech University.”
Graduation ceremonies begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the College of Arts and Sciences. More details on Texas Tech’s start schedule and broadcast information can be found here.
A full list of Texas Tech alumni is below.
baseball: Cooper Swanson (College student)
Women’s basketball: Brian Girlish (Humanities), Vivian Gray (Master of General Business Administration MBA)
football: Tony Bradford Jr. (Sociology) , Brandon Boyer Randall (Masters in Sports Management and Public Business), Henry Colombian (College student), Cussi Eldridge (College student), Clayton Franks (sports management), fries fries (College student), Krishon Meriwether (College student), Jacob Morgenstern (Master’s degree in Business Administration) Dalton Rigdon (Sociology) , Chadarius Townsend (Master in Interdisciplinary Studies), Xavier White (College student), Terry Wilson (Undergraduate Studies), Torrian Henderson (Communication Studies), Tre King (Undergraduate Studies)
men’s golf: Sandy Scott (Master in Interdisciplinary Studies), Kyle Hogan (Master of Business Administration in Business)
Ladies golf: Valentina Jelly (communication studies), Amy Taylor (psychology)
football: Casey Hyatt (kinesiology), Sierra Jones (Public relations), Marisa Ling (Humanities), Jane Rose (finance)
soft ball: Miami Thompson (sports management), Maddy Westmoreland (general studies), Molly Grumbo (Master of General Business Administration MBA)
men’s tennis: Elgis Valeev (Management)
Women’s tennis: Kennedy Bridgeforth (Communication Studies), Kaitlyn Staines (psychology)
Men’s track and field: Ryan Champlain (Civil Engineering), Eric McClain (electrical engineering), Galen Sales (Master in Interdisciplinary Studies), Cole Whatley (mechanical engineering), Caleb Wellborn (psychology)
Women’s track and field: Caitlin Irving (kinesiology), Kylie Johnson (Masters in Sports Management), Callie Jones (Humanities), girl ka (speech language and audiology), Ariana Lopez (animal sciences), Gabriel MacDonald (kinesiology), Riley Reading (kinesiology), Brill Stearns (College student), Arya Tate (College student), Sydney White (finance), Kira Young (supply chain management)
volleyball: Kyari Gear (Humanities), Brooke Kanas (mechanical engineering), Tatum Room (College student), Audrey Tuttle (marketing).