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2016 Homecoming King, Queen Crowned at Texas Tech–West Virginia Game

K'Leigh Sims

October 15, 2016


Holt Lamberson and Payton Cassidy were announced during the halftime show at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Holt Lamberson of Lubbock and Payton Cassidy of Gainesville were crowned Texas Tech University's 2016 homecoming king and queen during the halftime show of the Texas Tech vs. West Virginia game Saturday (Oct. 15) at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The 2015 homecoming king and queen, Ben Sharp from Borger and Lauren Gfroerer from Austin were present during the ceremony, while Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec and his wife Patty crowned the winners.

Lamberson represented Beta Upsilon Chi and Cassidy represented Chi Omega.

The student body voted for the winners after the homecoming court was announced Friday (Oct. 14) at the Rowdy Raider Rally at the Student Union Building.

In addition to Lamberson and Cassidy, the 2016 homecoming court included:

  • Zach Augustine, a senior energy commerce major from Coppell, representing Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Colton Davis, a senior chemistry major from Mansfield, representing Alpha Tau Omega
  • Hunter Hall, a junior energy commerce major from Farwell, representing Beta Theta Pi
  • Arjun Ogale, a senior industrial engineering major from Pune, India, representing Mortar Board
  • Witt Westbrook, a senior management major from Stephenville, representing Delta Tau Delta
  • Rachel Myers, a junior finance major from Wills Point, representing Sigma Phi Lambda
  • Juliana Bershell, a junior psychology major from Denton, representing the Black Student Association
  • Hannah McAlister, a junior speech, language and hearing sciences major from Albuquerque, New Mexico, representing President's Select
  • Farah Mechref, a senior biochemistry major from Lubbock, representing Mortar Board

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