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Centennial Quiz - February 15, 2009

1. How many Miss Lubbocks have gone on to be named Miss Texas?
a. One
b. Two
c. Three
d. Four

2. True or false?
Mae Murfee was the only woman to serve as superintendent of schools for Lubbock County.

3. What was unique about Susan Kay Logan winning the Miss Texas crown in 1966?
a. First Texan to win the Miss America title
b. Pageant televised in color
c. Did not compete in the talent portion
d. Second in her family to be Miss Texas

4.True or false?
The nickname for Texas Tech's athletic teams was changed from the Matadors to the Red Raiders after they were referred to as such by A-J sports editor Collier Parris.

Answers:

1. How many Miss Lubbocks have gone on to be named Miss Texas?

d. Four. Susan Kay Logan in 1966 and Terri Eoff in 1980 were actually the only Miss Lubbock's to be crowned Miss Texas as part of the Miss America organization. However, Yancie Yarborough, a Texas Tech graduate and Miss Lubbock in 1996, was crowned Miss Texas in 1999 as Miss Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Tyler Willis was named Miss Texas USA in 2005. Logan and Eoff were both Top 10 semifinalists in the Miss America pageant, while Yarborough was the fourth runnerup. Willis made the Top 15 in the Miss USA pageant.

2. Mae Murfee was the only woman to serve as superintendent of schools for Lubbock County.

True

3. What was unique about Susan Kay Logan winning the Miss Texas crown in 1966?

b. It was the first state pageant in the nation to be televised in color.

4. The nickname for Texas Tech's athletic teams was changed from the Matadors to the Red Raiders after they were referred to as such by A-J sports editor Collier Parris.

True. Tech football coach Pete Cawthon had started dressing his team in solid red uniforms for its games, and Parris began referring to them as the Red Raiders in his articles.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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