Texas Tech recruits two top scholars

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - For the first time in more than ten years, not one, but two top scholars will attend Texas Tech in the Fall.

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance recruited the students as part of his Top Scholars program, and they were recognized at the Board of Regents meeting this morning.

Jacob Hinojos and Hance Clark both received perfect scores on their college admissions exams to receive this honor.

Students like Hinojos and Clark help bring up the university's average, Hance said.

"It improves the value of everyone's certificate and diploma that graduated from Texas Tech," he said, "or one of its components."

Jacob, from Highland Village, was able to attend the meeting, but Hance, from Farmington, New Mexico, was not.

They are two of seven students Hance reached out to after seeing their outstanding achievements.

Jacob will attend Tech with his other brothers, and will also pole vault for the Red Raider track team.

"I'm just really grateful that they recognize academic talent," he said, "and it's just such an honor."

Hance is accepted into the Honors College, and said one reason he chose Tech is because of its friendly atmosphere.

They both will major in mechanical engineering.

Only six other students in Texas Tech's history have achieved this honor and graduated from the university.

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