Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Homecoming King, Queen Crowned

Katelynn Horton

October 14, 2023

Preston Schmid and Kendall Toelle were crowned 2023 homecoming royalty.

Homecoming Royalty

Preston Schmid of Lubbock and Kendall Toelle of Lubbock were crowned Texas Tech University's 2023 homecoming king and queen today (Oct. 14) during the Texas Tech vs. Kansas State game at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Schmid, a business management major, represents Phi Delta Theta.

“As a fourth-generation Red Raider, I am so honored and proud to represent Texas Tech as the Centennial Homecoming King,” Schmid said. “Texas Tech University represents the finest alumni, students and faculty, not only in Texas, but around the world. I hope to use this position as an ambassador for Texas Tech and to further promote the West Texas spirit that makes this university special. Wreck ‘Em!”

Toelle, a chemistry major, represents Chi Omega.

Homecoming Royalty

“Representing Texas Tech as the Centennial Homecoming Queen is the honor of a lifetime,” Toelle said. “Being from Lubbock, I have always looked up to Red Raiders as my role models and am grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to represent Texas Tech in this capacity. This university has impacted my life in more ways than I could've ever imagined, and I hope to be able to give back and do the same for Texas Tech and the Lubbock community. Wreck ‘Em forever!”

The student body voted for the winners after the homecoming court was announced Friday (Oct. 13) at Rowdy Raider Rally.

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