January 21, 2009
Written by: Jessica BehnhamTexas Tech University was recognized for its continued commitment to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) at noon Wednesday (Jan. 21) at the Club Level of Jones AT&T Stadium. Bill Farney, executive director of the UIL at Austin, presented an award for Texas Tech's continued support in hosting athletic and academic UIL activities. "The event celebrated Texas Tech for all that it has done for UIL participants over the years," said Treva Dayton, director of academics at the UIL. Lynn Elms, director of UIL at Texas Tech, said the university has served as a host for regional UIL events for more than 50 years. The UIL is celebrating its 100th year this year, and Elms said the event is a way for Texas Tech to celebrate with the state UIL office because it has been involved for so many of those years. The luncheon also recognized Texas Tech professors, Lubbock Independent School District faculty members and Visit Lubbock for their help in hosting UIL events in the community. "Without those people who give their time to administer a test or help at an athletic event, we couldn't be successful at Texas Tech," Elms said. The UIL was created by The University of Texas at Austin to provide leadership and guidance to public school debate and athletic teachers. Lubbock city officials and LISD representatives were on hand for the celebration. CONTACT: Lynn Elms, director, University Interscholastic League, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.