Making an Impact

Your gifts to the Red Raider Club pay immediate and lasting dividends. Through your support, you create opportunities for terrific scholar-athletes to perform to their potential in their given sport, 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 2012-2013 academic year, Texas Tech student-athletes received numerous honors:

        • 338 were listed on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or better)
        • 183 were named to the Dean’s List (Semester GPA of 3.5 and above)
        • 108 were included on the President’s List (perfect 4.0 GPA)
        • 76 were selected as Academic All-Big 12
        • 2 were selected as Capital One Academic All-Americans
        • 1 was selected as a finalist for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award
        • 1 was selected as NCAA Woman of the Year, the first in Big 12 history


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Several individuals have been recognized for their superior academic performance. Their disciplined work ethic along with the steadfast support of Red Raider Club donors makes the following accomplishments and honors possible:

        • Texas Tech Baseball had 19 student-athletes earn academic honor roll during the fall of 2012, the most since 2009.
        • Track & Field standout Ifeatu Okafor was named NCAA Woman of the Year, the first recipient from the Big 12 Conference to receive the prestigious award
        • Okafor was also a finalist for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award
        • Defensive back Cody Davis was named a 2012-2013 1st Team Academic All-American, the first Texas Tech football player since former quarterback Kliff Kingsbury in 2002.
        • Women's golfer Kim Kaufman was also named a 1st Team Academic All-American for 2012-2013 

 

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 his 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.

Kilff Kingsbury

 

 

The best and brightest—Texas Tech’s Academic All-Americans

Founded in 1952, the Academic All-American teams 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 athletic 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:

Jeff Jobe Football 1972
Bobby Lewis Baseball 1973
Maury Buford Football 1979
Gene Segrist Baseball 1981
Chuck Alexander Football 1983
Delroy Poyser Men's Track and Field 1983
Gene Segrest Baseball 1983
Tobin Doda Men's Basketball 1986
Tom Mathiasmeier Football 1989
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
Matt Miller Baseball 1996
James Frush Baseball 1996 & 1997
Jill Burness Volleyball 1996
Brandon Buckley Baseball 1998
Paula Workman Softball 1998 & 1999
Keith Cockrum Football 1999
Bobbi Crill Women's Track and Field 2000
Steve Rowe Baseball 2002
Kliff Kingsbury Football 2002
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
Cody Davis Football 2012