Athletics Academic Services

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Mission Statement

The Office of Athletics Academic Services is committed to providing a comprehensive program that emphasizes the development of academic, personal and professional excellence for the student-athlete population.

Vision Statement

Texas Tech University will be a national leader in the academic support of our student-athlete population. Athletics Academic Services aspires to achieve national recognition through student-athlete academic support programs and the accomplishments of individual student-athletes.

Athletics Academic Services will:
  • Create an environment of excellence that fosters the highest standards of integrity, academic support and performance.
  • Provide the resources necessary for our student-athletes to achieve their academic potential and prepare them for life after college athletes, both personally and professionally.

The Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes

In January of 2004 the doors of The Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes opened to meet the needs of the student-athletes of Texas Tech University.

This state-of-the-art facility is one of the finest in the nation and was designed to ensure academic success for each student-athlete. Responsibility for academic achievement rests with each Red Raider, and assistance by the Athletic Academic Services staff -- with full support of the Texas Tech coaching staff -- helps those student-athletes attain their academic goals.

Through the programs of the Academic Services office, such as the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program, and the Texas Tech Student Affairs Office, student-athletes have the best student services at their disposal. The Marsha Sharp Center is at the center of support for student-athletes balancing academics, athletics and life after sport.

The Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes provides sufficient space for private study, a state-of-the art computer lab, supplemental instruction classrooms, and private conferencing areas for tutoring and mentoring appointments.

The Texas Tech Academic Hall of Fame, located between the computer lab and conference room, recognizes those student-athletes who excelled both in the classroom and on the field, and provide a lasting legacy of their academic accomplishments.

The Office of Athletics Academic Services serves more than 400 student athletes.

The staff serves Red Raider student-athletes by focusing on the following three areas:

  1. Supplying student-athletes with a positive academic experience
  2. Preparing student-athletes for life after sports
  3. Providing academic support programs

To do this, we offer students various support programs that are divided into four main areas:

  1. Student Services
  2. Academic Support
  3. Retention, Recruitment, & Recognition
  4. Career Planning & Placement
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