Famous Texas Tech Alumni - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/2/08

Famous Texas Tech Alumni

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Texas Tech has thousands of alumni. This is a quick overview of some of the most memorable.

Wednesday night one famous Tech alum, Pat Green, played in concert on the Tech campus at the City Bank Coliseum. Other famous musicians from the university include John Denver and international opera diva, Mary Jane Johnson. David Gaschen, the phantom in Phantom of the Opera went to Tech.

Actors from Tech include Brad Leland from the film and tv series "Friday Night Lights," George Eads from "C.S.I." and Colby Donaldson of "Survivor".  CBS news anchor and correspondent Scott Pelley also went to Texas Tech.

Athletes include Wes Walker from the New England Patriots, seven time NFL pro-bowl selection Zack Thomas, and WNBA star Sheryl Swoops.

Rick Husband, one of the astronauts killed in the Columbia space shuttle tragedy attended Tech, as did Bernard Harris, the first African American to walk in space.

Lastly, Angela Braley, who Forbes magazine named the 16th most powerful woman- ahead of Oprah, Hillary Clinton, and Queen Elizabeth, also went to Tech. She is the president and CEO of Wellpoint Inc., the nation's largest health benefits company and parent company of 14 Blue Cross Blue Shield companies across the country.

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