Texas Tech University

Signing of the times

Proud parents. Beaming high schoolers. Embracing teammates. Across the country this week, thousands of young athletes made their college choices official with the strokes of pens. But among the approximately 14,000 prospective student-athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent during the past week, a 17-year-old high school volleyball player in a Seattle suburb made a small but notable splash of history.

NCAA Woman of the Year seizes her opportunities

Former track and field student-athlete Ifeatu Okafor, an exercise and sport sciences graduate of Texas Tech University, on balancing school and sports: "Being a student-athlete and having to perform well in the classroom has definitely...

NCAA names top nine Woman of the Year finalists

Nine student-athletes have been selected as finalists for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award, which will be announced Oct. 20 during a ceremony in Indianapolis. Three finalists were selected from each NCAA division, in recognition of...

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