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Laurie Tolboom will serve as the 56th mascot for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

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Texas Tech Names New Masked Rider for 2017-18

Laurie Tolboom

A glimpse inside the transfer of reins ceremony.


Masked Rider

Masked Rider Saddle

Since 1954, the Masked Rider has served as one of the most popular traditions at Texas Tech University.

Help Continue
the Tradition

Donate to the Texas Tech Masked Rider Endowment Fund. This endowment fund is set up to help offset the many expenses incurred by the rider each year. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Donate Online

Or send check to:

Masked Rider Endowment
Attn: Center for Campus Life
Box 45014
Lubbock, TX 79409


Spirit Squads

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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