Kithuka was also named the national Athlete of the Week on Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
He was one of two Red Raiders to finish in the top-10, as sophomore Tech runner Marcos Vallejo came in 10th with a season-best time of 25:00.77.
Six former student-athletes will be inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame and two others will be added to the Hall of Honor.
The university is ranked 35th among all national universities and ninth among “very large schools,” which includes schools with more than 20,000 undergraduate students.
The Vision and Tradition campaign was officially announced in September of 2010, and nearly 130,000 donors from all 50 states and 41 countries contributed to the campaign.
On Tuesday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Stephanie Rhodes, spirit coordinator at Texas Tech University, talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the Capital One Mascot Challenge.
The panelists will discuss the Constitutional implications of National Security Agency programs, government regulation of the internet, causes and sources of terrorism, and public opinion on U.S. terrorism policies and civil liberties.
Musicians from Tech’s School of Music will perform Pulitzer Prize winning-composer John Harbison’s latest work, “Crossroads,” and other recent compositions.
Kithuka, the 2012 Men’s NCAA Cross Country Champion, remains unbeaten during his Texas Tech career as he went undefeated through the 2012 season with seven wins in seven races.
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