New Masked Rider to Take Reins

The new Masked Rider for the 2016-17 year will be unveiled.

WHAT: Texas Tech University Transfer of Reins

WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday (April 15)

WHERE: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech campus, 17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT: The Masked Rider Program’s 55th rider will take the reins of Fearless Champion from 2015-16 Masked Rider Rachel McLelland for the 2016-17 year.

For more information about Texas Tech’s mascots, visit the Spirit Program website.

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CONTACT:  Stephanie Rhode, director, Spirit Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-5433 or  

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Spirit Squads

The Texas Tech Spirit Program is part of the Center for Campus Life office, a division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs.

The Spirit Squads lead the fans in supporting the teams at football, basketball, and volleyball games. They serve as ambassadors not only at athletic events, but also at many different school functions. In addition, the Spirit Squads gladly participate in their community by volunteering at local schools, charity events, and youth organizations.

Being a proud part of the Texas Tech Spirit Program is more than just a year-round commitment. It means dedication from each member to maintain the school spirit of the students, the alumni, and the fans.

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