Odessa High alum Cathy Carlson will be inducted into Texas Tech Hall of Fame

Odessa High graduate and standout tennis player Cathy Carlson has been named among the 2023 inductees into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor, the university announced on June 14.

Carlson joins football legends Kliff Kingsbury and Mike Leach as 2023 Texas Tech inductees. She had a storied career for Texas Tech from 1984-1988 and remains the winningest player in program history with 224 overall career victories, including 11 singles wins and 113 doubles wins, according to Matt Dowdy’s report on the Texas Tech website. Her 111 singles wins and 113 doubles victories rank third all-time in their respective categories.

She helped the Lady Raiders go 65-27 during her career.

“Carlson also appears in the top-10 in career singles and doubles winning percentage, single-season singles & doubles wins, single-season singles and doubles winning percentage, single-season dual singles & doubles winning percentage and in single-season dual doubles victories,” Dowdy reports.

To learn more about Carlson’s successes on the court, both at Texas Tech and at Odessa High, check out this story in the Odessa American.

The 2023 Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor class will be formally inducted at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 during a ceremony at Overton Hotel and Conference Center. The entire 2023 class will later be recognized on the field the following day when the Red Raiders host Houston inside Jones AT&T Stadium.

Other members of the Texas Tech 2023 Hall of Fame Class are Gonzalo Escobar (Men’s Tennis 2008-2012); Kim Kaufman (Women’s Golf, 2009-2013); Greg Lowery (Men’s Baskebtall, 1970-1972); Matt Wingo (Football, 1988-1991) and Jason Young (Track & Field, 1999-2004).