Making an Impact
Your gifts to the Red Raider Club pay immediate and lasting dividends. Through your support, you create opportunities for our scholar-athletes to reach their potentials in their respective sports, in the classroom, and in life.
While Texas Tech student-athletes consistently achieve national attention for their athletic accomplishments, they also excel daily in the classroom. The following accolades are in large part a result of generous Red Raider Club donors who provide the financial foundation for our student-athletes to succeed.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Texas Tech student-athletes received numerous honors:
- 104 were named to the Academic All-Big 12 First & Second Teams
- 33 were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Teams
- 73 graduated during the 2014-2015 academic year
Head Football Coach Kliff Kingsbury—A Student-Athlete Success Story
Coach Kingsbury’s success is an exceptional example of how Red Raider Club donations directly impact the future accomplishments of our student-athletes. As a result of his hard work and generous Red Raider Club donors, Coach Kingsbury became an Academic All-American in 2002. Awarded for the ability to achieve excellence on the playing field and in the classroom, the Academic All-American is one of the most prestigious honors a student-athlete can earn.
Coach Kingsbury’s time as a student-athlete and his success after leaving Texas Tech with a degree in hand embodies the true value of intercollegiate athletics. Please consider showing your commitment to Coach Kingsbury and all of our Texas Tech student-athletes with a gift to the Red Raider Club.
The best and brightest—Texas Tech’s Academic All-Americans
Founded in 1952, the Academic All-American Honors Program recognizes and awards our nation’s premier college scholar-athletes for their ability to achieve excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. It is the most prestigious national student-athlete award presented by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.
Outstanding student-athletes are selected annually from all NCAA championship sports. To be eligible for Academic All-American team honors, a student-athlete must have:
- A minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale
- A starter or key reserve position on a varsity athletic team
- Reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current school
- Been nominated by the athletics department’s Sports Information Director
- Been selected to his/her respective Academic All-District First Team
These former Texas Tech student-athlete stars have been honored with recognition as Academic All-Americans:
|Delroy Poyser||Men's Track and Field||1983|
|Tobin Doda||Men's Basketball||1986|
|Karen Farst||Women's Basketball||1990|
|Charles Bailey||Men's Tennis||1991 & 1992|
|Jennifer Buck||Women's Basketball||1991 & 1992|
|Robert King||Football||1992 & 1993|
|Tim James||Men's Track and Field||1994|
|Clint Bryant||Baseball||1995 & 1996|
|James Frush||Baseball||1996 & 1997|
|Paula Workman||Softball||1998 & 1999|
|Bobbi Crill||Women's Track and Field||2000|
|William Haddrell||Men's Golf||2004|
|Nicolas Allain||Men’s Golf||2005|
|Michael Innerebner||Men's Tennis||2005|
|Bojan Szumanski||Men's Tennis||2005|
|Andrew Dresser||Men’s Golf||2005 & 2006|
|Oscar Floren||Men’s Golf||2006|
|Holley Gentsch||Softball||2011 & 2012|
|Kim Kaufman||Women’s Golf||2012|