LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Athletics will have 52 of its student-athletes receive either their undergraduate or master’s degrees this weekend when commencement ceremonies begin Friday at Jones AT&T Stadium and then Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena. “We are proud of each of our graduates,” Director of Athletics Kirby […]
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Athletics will have 52 of its student-athletes receive either their undergraduate or master's degrees this weekend when commencement ceremonies begin Friday at Jones AT&T Stadium and then Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena.
"We are proud of each of our graduates," Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt. "This will be a special occasion in each one of their lives, and we can't congratulate them and their families enough for this tremendous accomplishment. For those whose time at Texas Tech is completed, we hope they look back at their time as a Red Raider with great pride and know that they always have a home here in Lubbock."
Almost every Texas Tech athletic program will have at least one graduate this weekend with track and field and football leading the way. Wes Kittley will have 17 of his track and field student-athletes graduate this weekend, many of which will miss the celebration due to conflicts with the Big 12 Outdoor Championships hosted at Kansas State.
The Red Raider football program, meanwhile, will have 12 graduates of its own, including recent NFL Draft selection Zech McPhearson, who will be earning his master's degree in interdisciplinary studies. The list of graduates also includes senior DaMarcus Fields, a media strategies major, and Nelson Mbanasor, a university studies major.
The Texas Tech men's basketball program will have one of its most memorable student-athletes in recent memory earn his degree as well in Davide Moretti, who helped push the Red Raiders to the brink of a national title just a few years ago. Moretti completed his degree in human sciences online over the past year while playing professionally overseas in his native Italy.
The list of graduates also includes baseball standouts Braxton Fulford, Parker Kelly, Cody Masters and Connor Queen, All-Big 12 pitcher Erin Edmoundson, All-American soccer forward Kirsten Davis and a slew of track All-Americans in Werner Bouwer, Norman Grimes, Justin Hall, Seasons Usual, Kaylee Hinton, Sara Limp, Jack Scarborough and Keion Sutton.
A full list of Texas Tech's graduates is located below:
Baseball: Jakob Brustoski, Braxton Fulford, Parker Kelly, Cody Masters, Connor Queen
Men's Basketball: Davide Moretti
Women's Basketball: Alexis Gordon, Jo'Nah Johnson, Jada Walton
Football: Zach Adams, Alan Bowman, John Berard, Will Farrar, DaMarcus Fields, Ja'Marcus Ingram (Masters), Xavier Martin, Nelson Mbanasor, Zech McPhearson (Masters), Michael Nelson, Mark Richardson, Cody Waddell
Men's Golf: Andy Lopez
Soccer: Kamryn Birk, Kirsten Davis, Macy Hairgrove, Savana Jones, Luana Munoz
Softball: Erin Edmoundson, Breanna Russell
Men's Track: Werner Bouwer, Clark Griffith, Norman Grimes, Justin Hall, Takieddine Hedeilli (Masters), Josiah Macinnis, Jack Scarborough, Keion Sutton
Women's Track: Amanda Crawford (Graduate Certificate), Nokuthula Dlamini (Masters), Kaylee Hinton (Masters), Sara Limp (Masters), Jazmyn Martinez, Chinne Okoronkwo, Peyton Ricks, Hanna Sanchez, Seasons Usual
Men's Tennis: Justin Bloss, Parker Wynn
Volleyball: Hannah Allison, Allison Bloss (Masters), Andrea Janss, Emerson Solano