Houston Baptist University hosted its annual Homecoming Weekend with the truly Texas theme of “Welcome Home, Y’all!” on October 14 and 15. Friday evening, HBU Women’s Soccer competed against Central Arkansas at Sorrels Field. Also on Friday night, HBU hosted a Homecoming Concert in Dunham Theater.
Saturday morning brought multiple activities for students, alumni, and families, including the Alumni Association’s 15th Annual Husky Hustle. This year, the Husky Hustle incorporated a 5K for adults and a 1K for kids. See the race results here. The funds raised by the Husky Hustle benefitted HBU student scholarships.
In the late afternoon, HBU Men’s Basketball tipped off for the season with a reception in McNair Hall inside the Morris Cultural Arts Center. HBU President Dr. Robert Sloan, Tip-Off Chairman Steven Braun, head basketball coach Ron Cottrell, and special guest Oliver Luck spoke at the event to prepare fans for the Men’s Basketball team’s fourth season in the Southland Conference.
Many students, alumni, and families tailgated before the Homecoming game, and three awards were given in the tailgate competition. The Husky Veteran’s Association won the Best Overall Tailgate. Phi Kappa Psi walked away with the Best Food prize, and the Most Spirited award went to Alumni Branden Mickan ’08 & Friends.
Saturday evening included an exciting, but heartbreaking double-overtime football loss to Nicholls State University. Carlos Cruz won Homecoming King and Thalia San Roman won Homecoming Queen. The Senior Princess was Lena Diab. The Junior Duke and Duchess were Tony Clark and Leah Townsend. The Sophomore Count and Countess were Paul Arce and Raven Towns. The Freshman Lord and Lady were Cole Lemmons and Destiny Wingate.
The weekend was full of school spirit, nostalgia, and celebration as many Houston Baptist University alumni returned to campus with their friends and families. If you missed Homecoming, don’t miss the next event at HBU News and Events!
View more pictures from Homecoming Weekend here.