A Message from Mike
This spring marks the first
year that the Double T
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Association will handle all
Celebration of Women’s Athletics A Success
of the nominating and
balloting for the Hall of
Honor. If you have been a
dues-paying member for
the last three years you The Double T Association and when the reunion attendees Future reunions for women’s
will find a nomination Texas Tech Athletics co-hosted were introduced on the court at sports are being planned. Look
ballot enclosed in this “A Celebration of Women’s halftime of Lady Raiders basket- for another reunion of this na-
newsletter. Be sure to Athletics” on the weekend of bal win over Colorado. ture during the 2007-08 school
February 10th & 11th. Almost 40 Photos from the weekend can be year.
follow the directions and
athletes from all women’s sports seen on the DTA Web site.
make the deadlines.
were in attendance.
Thanks to all who at- A banquet Friday night was at-
tended the Cotton Bowl tended by Texas Tech President
Reception at the Texas Jon Whitmore, Director of Ath-
letics Gerald Myers and Lady
Art Gallery in Dallas, as
Raider basketball coach Marsha
well as the Celebration of
Sharp. Senior Associate Director
Women’s Athletics. Both of Athletics Judi Henry emceed
were very successful the event. A video from a 1985
events with lots of new reunion showed speeches by Dr.
folks in attendance. Robert Ewalt and the late
Jeannine McHaney. Sharp capped
As you probably know by the evening with a keynote
now, Marsha Sharp is speech.
retiring as coach of the Saturday morning the attendees
Lady Raiders. She will were treated to a tour of the
remain on the athletic Texas Tech athletic facilities. The Red Raider volleyball players Phyllis Winn ’73, Vera Newsome ’72
department staff working highlight of the weekend came and Pris Taylor ’74 at the Celebration of Women’s Athletics ban-
on special projects.
Thanks for 24 years of
hard work, Coach!
As always, stay in touch!
Annual DTA Spring Golf Tourney Set for April 7
Men’s and women’s letterwin- includes lunch, green fees, cart, Saturday, letterwinners are in-
Mike ners from all sports are welcome range balls and dinner on Friday. vited to attend football practice
to participate in the annual DTA Saturday, breakfast will be pro- on the south side of the football
Contact us! spring golf tournament. The vided before the Red Raiders facility.
four-person scramble will tee off spring football practice. This year’s event will be co-
www.doubletassociation.org in a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m., Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. in sponsored by the Red Raider
Friday, April 7, at the Rawls the Jones SBC Stadium Club. Club.
DTA@ttu.edu Course. Registration starts at 11 Cost for the meals is free for
a.m. The cost is $90 or $75 for For more information about the
Mail: those who golf, and $25 for non- weekend, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
Box 43031 Lubbock 79409-3031
dues-paying DTA members, and golfers. visit the DTA Web site.
Raiders Uncovered - Randy DuRoss ’96
Hometown: La Verne, CA Eleven. How has TTU changed
Year(s)/sport(s) at Tech: Favorite place on campus: since you left?
1992-95 baseball Dan Law Field and the Rec What hasn’t changed since I
Family:: Crystal (Wife), Aidan Center. left? The campus has grown
(Son) Favorite off-campus “joint” like crazy, the athletic facili-
or hangout: Conference Cafe ties are incredible, and the
Degree(s): General Business
media coverage is positive.
& Marketing (Double Major) Greatest accomplishment
as a student and/or athlete: When you come back to
Current Job, Location, Ac-
town, where’s the first
tivities, etc.: 7-Eleven Corpo- As a student - graduating. As
place you visit?
Randy DuRoss left Texas rate - Gasoline Pricing Analyst; an athlete - winning the 1995
Dallas, TX Traveling, playing SWC titles (both regular sea- Dan Law Field and “poor ole’
Tech in 1995 having played
golf and volleyball. son and post-season tourney). Larry Hays.”
in more baseball games
than any Red Raider. In Life after TTU: Your thoughts on your What does it mean to be a
addition, he was the all- Tech teammates: Red Raider?
Played pro baseball in the
time Southwest Confer- It’s something that I’ll always
now-defunct Northern League Where do I start? Wish we
ence leader in career put- be proud of, and a choice that
for a team called the Chaska could do it all again, although
outs. I’m so glad I made.
Valley Buccaneers. The league I wouldn’t change a thing.
folded and I retired to finish Wish we all lived in the same Best memory of athletic
school. Moved to Dallas and town and could visit more career at Tech:
worked for the Miller Beer often and tell stories. Wish we It’s tough to single out just
Distributor in the marketing could get everyone of the guys one, but winning the SWC
department. From there, together for a reunion. And I tourney in College Station
worked for The Richards wish I had more pictures from would be near the top.
“We wish we could Group advertising agency, and the memories of that team.
then came to work for 7-
do it all again,
although I wouldn’t
change a thing.“
The 1995 SWC champion Red Raider baseball team. DuRoss is fourth from left, second row from bottom.
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The Double T Association hosted a reception in Dallas on the weekend of the Cotton Bowl. Over 120 Red Raiders attended the
reception, which was held at the Texas Art Gallery. At the event, gallery owner Bill Burford was named an honorary letterwinner.
The Double T Association is an organization
committed to the encouragement of lifelong
participation with Texas Tech Athletics for all
varsity letterwinners. We strive to promote
the proud tradition of being a Red Raider let-
terwinner and to provide a vibrant, united or-
ganization with which to associate.
Box 43031 Please contact Mike Gustafson, Director of
Lubbock, TX 79409-3031 Special Events for the DTA, if you have ques-
Phone: 806-543-5361 tions or to discuss how you can get involved.
By Red Raiders, for Red Raiders
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