Texas Tech University

Homecoming King, Queen Crowned During Homecoming Game

Lucy Greenberg

October 9, 2021

Donovan Satchell and Channing Wicks were announced as the 2021 homecoming royalty.

Donovan Satchell and Channing Wicks
Donovan Satchell and Channing Wicks

Donovan Satchell of Wylie and Channing Wicks of Lubbock were crowned Texas Tech University's 2021 homecoming king and queen today (Oct. 9) during the Texas Tech vs. TCU game at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The 2020 homecoming king and queen, Maxwell Raymond of San Antonio and Tarah Hill of Nazareth, were present during the ceremony. Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec and his wife, Patty, crowned the winners.

Satchell, a global studies and general studies major, represents Arts & Sciences Ambassadors. Satchell is the first Black homecoming king in Texas Tech history.

“To be crowned homecoming king feels like royalty,” Satchell said. “Not for the sake of image, but to be a part of a 90-plus-year old tradition that unites us all as Red Raiders, past and present.” 

Wicks, a graphics design major, represents Chi Omega.

“The title of homecoming queen is a unique honor and privilege to be held,” Wicks said. “I am incredibly humbled by the opportunity to be part of something greater than myself and hope to reflect the high standards of Texas Tech in this remarkable role. I feel so grateful to receive this significant opportunity to continue serving the students and faculty as homecoming queen. I am dedicated to helping those around me feel Texas Tech is simply a place to call home, surrounded by those who reflect family. Overall, I am incredibly fortunate to have received this title and will use this tremendous opportunity to continue to pour my time and efforts into the university that has served its students so well.”

The student body voted for the winners after the homecoming court was announced Friday (Oct. 8) at Rowdy Raider Rally.