The accumulative grade of the Texas Tech Knight Raiders chess teams (A team, B team, and Women’s Team) last year was 3.28, with 3 players earning a perfect 4.0! Here are some of their majors: Economics, Finance, Math, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Law, Spanish, English, Political Science, Biotech, and Microbiology, etc.
In addition to getting good grades, they also worked hard to improve their chess skills. Through the special SPICE training program, the 13 active members of the A team, B team, and women’s team gained nearly 1,100 rating points in just this short time! That is an average improvement of nearly 90 rating points per player!
In addition, many members of the Knight Raiders also volunteered countless hours to teach and promote chess in the Lubbock community through schools, libraries, and senior centers, etc.
I am very proud of my players and we will work hard to continue the tradition of excellence on and off the board.