James Brady and Tomisin Alausa were crowned 2022 homecoming royalty.
James Brady of Lubbock and Tomisin Alausa of Plano were crowned Texas Tech University's 2022 homecoming king and queen today (Oct. 22) during the Texas Tech vs. West Virginia game at Jones AT&T Stadium.
“Winning homecoming king at Texas Tech is very special for me,” Brady said. “It is a great honor to represent my university in all facets where the homecoming king is involved. It was also very special to see my family – especially my grandfather, who came to Texas Tech in 1962 – watch me win as a third-generation Red Raider. I love this school, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to even be considered for homecoming king.”
Alausa, a journalism and public relations and strategic communication management major, represents Chi Omega.
“Winning, to me, means that I can show students what ‘From Here, It's Possible' means especially as a minority at a big school,” Alausa said. “Though I am only one member of Texas Tech's Black community, I have made the Texas Tech experience the best that it could be by getting involved. Winning means I can be a role model to girls who look like me in hopes of growing Texas Tech's Black student community. I can give back to a school that has given me more than I could've dreamed of.”
The student body voted for the winners after the homecoming court was announced Friday (Oct. 21) at Rowdy Raider Rally.
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