Following a successful 8-5 campaign and a Holiday Bowl win over Arizona State under first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech has sold out of season football tickets for the first time in history.
The program’s previous season ticket record was set in 2010 when 32,227 seats were sold, and this year’s total is 7,000 more than last season.
Tech sold 38,502 passes for the 2014 season, which features home games against Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
“This is a tremendous achievement for the best fans in the country,” Kingsbury said in a news release. “I want to thank all the fans who have made the commitment to invest in our program.”
Bustin named to Lou Groza Award Watch List
Texas Tech senior Ryan Bustin is one of 30 kickers in the country that have been named to the Lou Groza Collegiate award watch list.
Bustin, who became the first Red Raider in school history to be named a semifinalist for the award a year ago, had a breakthrough season as a junior. He broke the school record for field goals made (23), field goals attempted (27), field goal percentage (.852) and points scored in a season by a kicker (121).
The 23rd annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, presented by the Orange Bowl Committee, will recognize the three finalists Nov. 24 and select the winner Dec. 9.
Custred and Withrow named CCL All-Stars
A pair of Texas Tech sophomore pitchers were named to the California Collegiate League All-Star roster. Matt Withrow and Matt Custred were among the 60 top prospects at the midway point in the season.
The 2014 CCL All-Star Game will be played at the MLB Urban Youth Academy on July 16 at 9 p.m. Withrow has pitched out of the bullpen this summer with a perfect 0.00 ERA in three outings with four innings pitched, eight strikeouts and three walks allowed.
Custred ranks among league leaders with seven appearances with a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings pitched with 12 strikeouts and five walks.
Petty named captain for Team Texas
Texas Tech women’s tennis head coach Todd Petty has been named the captain of Team Texas for the USTA Girls 18s National Team Championships on July 26-29 in Claremont, California.
This is the first time Petty has served as a head coach in the junior event. Team Texas is one of 17 sections competing in the event. Team Texas advanced to the semifinals last season after entering the field as the No. 4 seed. The event, also known as the Junior Fed Cup, will feature the collegiate scoring format.
Dvorak wins Western Penn Amateur
Texas Tech women’s tennis signee Sarah Dvorak won her third USTA singles title, as the incoming freshman won four straight matches en route to the West Penn Amateur in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, over the weekend. Dvorak topped Big 12 rival Hailey Barrett of West Virginia, 6-2, 6-4.
With the win, Dvorak has qualified for the USTA National Collegiate Clay Court Championships in Memphis, Tennessee, this weekend and at the USTA Hard Court National Championships later in July. A good showing in Memphis could earn her a wildcard spot in the U.S. Open.
— compiled by Kortni Robinson
and Nicholas Talbot
Fans that did not make the season ticket investment and were looking to purchase only individual game tickets, need to be advised of the following procedures:
Individual game tickets will be offered exclusively to Red Raider Club members ($100-plus) and current season ticket holders. These tickets are the result of returns from the visiting teams and are based upon availability.
Due to limited inventory for the Arkansas, West Virginia and Texas games, Texas Tech does not expect individual seats to be made available to the general public. A limited number of seats for the Central Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma games will be available for purchase to the general public in August.
Red Raider Club members and season ticket holders will receive communication from the athletics department in regards to purchasing the additional individual game tickets. All remaining inventory will go on sale to the general public in August.