Tech moves spring game, reinstates football team awards


The Texas Tech football spring game has been set for noon April 22 at PlainsCapital Park/Lowrey Field because of the ongoing construction project at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The game will be shown on ESPN+. It will be the only one of the Red Raiders’ 15 spring football sessions open to the public. Spring practice starts March 21.

Also on Monday, Tech announced that coach Joey McGuire will bring back the traditional team awards that were last presented after the 2008 season.

Those honors include the Dell Morgan Memorial Courage Award, first presented in 1961; the Pete Cawthon Memorial team MVP, first presented in 1962; the Donny Anderson sportsmanship award that originated in 1969; the JT King Award for most improved player that dates to 1978; the Dare To Be Great Award for strength and conditioning, first presented in 1981; the E.J. Holub Double Tough award that originated in 1983; and the Clint Ramsey academic effort award that dates to 1987.

Tech said the awards will be presented at halftime of the spring game.

Tech track & field

Texas Tech sprinter Terrence Jones was named the Division I national athlete of the week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

During last weekend’s Big 12 indoor championships, Jones ran the 60 meters in 6.46 in the preliminary round, his first race of the season, and 6.48 in the final to win the conference title. He broke Ronnie Baker’s meet record and is ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division I this season.

Last year, Jones tied the collegiate record by running 6.45.

The NCAA indoor championships are March 10-11 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The NCAA will release the list of qualifiers Tuesday.

Tech women’s golf

HUMBLE — Texas Tech’s Shannon Tan birdied the last two holes to shoot 4-under-par 68 in the second of two rounds Monday in the Icon Classic at the Golf Club of Houston.

Tan (72-68) and Tech’s Chiara Horder (69-71) were in a group of players at 4-under with teammate Lauren Zaretsky (71-70) another stroke back. All three were in the top 25 in the 90-player field with other players nearing the end of the round.

Also in the Red Raiders’ lineup are Anna Dong (74-71) and Gala Dumez (76-75).

Texas A&M leads the tournament at 25-under, followed by Iowa State at 24-under, Southern California at 22-under and North Carolina State at 20-under. Texas Tech and Maryland are tied for eighth at 16-under.

The 16-team field will play the final round on Tuesday.

LCU women’s golf

SAN ANTONIO — Lily Griffin was in the top 20 after shooting 74-84 in Monday’s first two rounds of the Rattler Invitational, leading Lubbock Christian University in a tournament hosted by conference rival St. Mary’s.

Also playing for the Lady Chaps are Prestley Hammond (81-81), Alexandra Escamilla (82-82), Kyra Schmuhl (84-87) and Aspen Escamilla (87-85).

LCU is last in the seven-team field at 77-over. West Texas A&M leads at 19-over, followed by St. Mary’s at 39-over.

The final round at The Dominion Country Club is Tuesday.

WBU women’s basketball

OKLAHOMA CITY — Jenna Cooper-Jackson poured in 33 points, including nine in overtime, to lead Wayland Baptist to an 86-84 victory against Texas Wesleyan in a Sooner Athletic Conference tournament semifinal Monday at the Gaulke Activity Center.

Kaitlyn Edgemon scored 28 points for Wayland (21-9), which earned a spot in the championship game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday against the winner of No. 6 seed Southwestern Christian (15-13) and No. 7 seed Langston (17-12). The Flying Queens have won the tournament four times in a row.

Zarria Carter had 25 points, 13 rebounds and seven steals for 17th-ranked Texas Wesleyan (25-5).

Texas Wesleyan rallied from 69-59 with seven minutes left in regulation and sent the game to overtime tied at 75 after a Kertisa Amos layup with seven seconds to go. Amos made two free throws at the 1:07 mark in OT, giving the Rams an 82-80 lead, but the Flying Queens countered with a 6-0 run with a layup by Cooper-Jackson, go-ahead free throws from Emily Sigala and two more free throws by Cooper-Jackson with 18 seconds left.

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