Ten Texas Tech students will take the field at halftime Saturday before a new king and queen will be crowned.
The Texas Tech University 2017 homecoming court was announced Friday (Oct. 20) at Rowdy Raider Rally before the football game against Iowa State University on Saturday (Oct. 21).
The 2017 homecoming court nominees for king are:
- Douglas Francis, a senior management information systems major from San Antonio, representing Army ROTC
- Ryan Hawkins, a senior finance major from Hobbs, New Mexico, representing Beta Upsilon Chi
- Trevor Lansdell, a junior chemical engineering major from Red Oak, representing the Texas Tech Feral Cat Coalition
- Sean Lewis, a junior economics major from Virginia Beach, Virginia, representing Beta Theta Pi
- Caleb Richardson, a senior energy commerce major from Ropesville, representing Mortar Board
The 2017 homecoming court nominees for queen are:
- Lyssa Bell, a senior university studies major from Midland, representing Sigma Phi Lambda
- Casey Fleming, a senior human development and family studies major from San Antonio, representing Pi Beta Phi
- Tyler Parnell, a senior construction management major from Damon, representing Alpha Xi Delta
- Lindsay Shadden, a senior general studies major from Lubbock, representing Texas Tech High Riders
- Andrea Urias, a senior supply chain management major from El Paso, representing Chi Omega
The winners will be announced during halftime Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The top 10 king and queen candidates were announced Tuesday (Oct. 17) at the homecoming Student Organization Sing. The number was narrowed to those 10 through a review of candidates' resumes and then down to five king and queen candidates each after an interview process.
Last year's homecoming king and queen were Holt Lamberson of Lubbock, who represented Beta Upsilon Chi, and Payton Cassidy of Gainesville, who represented Chi Omega.
For more information about Texas Tech's homecoming events, visit the homecoming website.