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Remembering Bob Sweazy

Bob Sweazy
Bob Sweazy

July 6, 2012

Texas Tech Athletics is mourning the passing of longtime NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, Bob Sweazy. Sweazy, 73, passed away on Thursday, July 5.

Memorial Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at First Christian Church in Lubbock. Memorial endowments can be made in his name to the Red Raider Club, P.O. Box 45055, Lubbock, TX 79409 or by calling 806.742.1196. Donations can also be made to First Christian Church, 2323 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401.

"Bob was a great Red Raider and an even better man," said Kent Hance, Chancellor, Texas Tech University System. "Texas Tech University benefited greatly from his service and we cannot adequately express our appreciation of his dedication to the school. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann and all of the rest of Bob's family during this time."

Sweazy served on the Texas Tech faculty in the College of Engineering from 1970-2005. He held numerous administrative positions, culminating with a four-year stint as the Vice President for Research, Technology Transfer and Economic Development. During his time at Texas Tech he served the athletics department as the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for 23 years. Sweazy played a key role in Texas Tech's move from the Southwest Conference to the Big 12 in 1996.

"Bob Sweazy's long tenure as the faculty athletics representative to the Southwest Conference and the Big 12 were very important to Texas Tech," said Gerald Myers, Athletics Director Emeritus. "We appreciate all of Bob's contributions in formulating the academic and eligibility standards during that critical transition to the Big 12. He served on many NCAA committees and was a voice for Texas Tech during some key times. Our deepest sympathies go out to Ann and his family."

He was awarded the Dave Brown Award from the Double T Association in 2009 for his service to the athletics department.

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