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The Morning Stake: Tennis Receives All-Big 12 Honors; TECHspy’s Awarded; Ramirez Returns to Detroit

A handful of men’s and women’s tennis players received all Big 12 honors. Texas Tech held their TECHspy awards ceremony, where student-athletes are recognized for their accomplishments and Manny Ramirez returns to Detroit.

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Tennis All-Big 12 Announced. Congrats to Felipe Soares and Hugo Dojas! And additional congrats to Gabriela Talaba, named co-Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Talaba, Sarah Dvorak and Kenna Kilgo received All-Big 12 honors! And the men will start playing in the NCAA Championships on Friday and LAJ’s Krista Pirtle has a good preview of the match with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.

Ramirez Enjoying Second Chance With Lions. ESPN’s Michael Rothstein writes about former Texas Tech footballer and Manny Ramirez returning to Detroit, the team that originally drafted him, after he was traded to the Lions last week:

At best for Ramirez, he’ll be a starter. At worst, he’ll be the veteran backup who ends up being a much-needed mentor for all three players, none of whom have been in the league for more than three seasons. This will be the ninth year for Ramirez.

“I’m excited that we have a very young offensive line here that they’re going to be able to build around and it’s going to be very competitive,” Ramirez said. “I think I bring a lot to the table as far as being a good leader, the experience that I’ve been through.

“You know, teach them how to approach different situations and just be able to help the group as a whole.”

2015 TECHspy Awards. Texas Tech announced their 2015 TECHspy Awards, which is their annual awards ceremony to honor the student-athletes:

Team Community Service Award: Women’s Basketball
Jeannine McHaney Award: Madeline Livergood (Track & Field)
Red Raider Congeniality Award: Clark Lammert (Men’s Basketball)
Top Graduating Seniors: Jaelene Hinkle (Soccer), Kramer Fyfe (Football, Ryan Bustin (Football), Montenae Speight (Track & Field), Nicole Hragyil (Volleyball), Corey Taylor (Baseball), Henry Todd (Men’s Golf), Francisco Zambon (Men’s Tennis), Kenna Kilgo (Women’s Tennis), Clark Lammert (Men’s Basketball), Audrisa Harrison (Women’s Basketball), Ramon Rueda (Track & Field), JaCorian Duffield (Track & Field), Montenae’ Speight (Track & Field).
Good Citizen Award: Clark Lammert (Men’s Basketball), Kelsi Baker (Women’s Basketball)
Red Raider Life Skills Award: Softball
Margaret E. Wilson Award: Montenae Speight (Track & Field)
Dr. Gerald Lage Award: Tyler Floyd (Baseball), Toddrick Gotcher (Men’s Basketball), Heath Herrington (Baseball), Jaelene Hinkle (Soccer), Nicole Hragyil (Volleyball), Minta Spears (Women’s Basketball), Montenae Speight (Track & Field)
Title IX Award: Sandy Collins (Director of Event Operations)
Strength & Conditioning Workhouse Award: Carlie Foust (Volleyball), Bethany Hale (Soccer), Dominic Moreno (Baseball), Robert Turner (Men’s Basketball), Micah Awe (Football), Jamie Roe (Women’s Basketball), Stephanie Bertelsen (Women’s Golf), Kenna Kilgo (Women’s Tennis), Alex Sendegeya (Men’s Tennis), Kyle Thompson (Track & Field), Cierra White (Track & Field), Adam Strom (Men’s Golf), Lea Hopson (Softball)
Women’s Team of the Year: Soccer
Men’s Team of the Year: Baseball
Men’s Coach of the Year: Tim Tadlock (Baseball)
Women’s Coach of the Year: Tom Stone (Soccer)
Male TECHspy: Kennedy Kithuka (Track & Field)
Female TECHspy: Janine Beckie (Soccer)
Male Student-Athlete of the Year: Clark Lammert (Men’s Basketball) & Bradley Marquez (Football)
Female Student-Athlete of the Year: Derryn Hebert (Softball)


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