Islander ‘Pride and Tradition’ Celebrated at Homecoming 2018

Published: February 15, 2018

Islander ‘Pride and Tradition’ Celebrated at Homecoming 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Generations of Islanders gathered to celebrate their Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Feb. 4-10. This year’s homecoming theme was “Pride & Tradition.”

Islanders kicked off Homecoming week with the Homecoming Tip Off, Anchors Aweigh and Faculty and Staff Legacy Lunch. To round out the week, and prepare for the upcoming Homecoming basketball games, Islanders attended Friday Fiesta, Lighting of the “I”, Homecoming Block Party and Alumni & Friends Tailgate Party. At the Islanders Women’s Basketball Homecoming game versus the University of New Orleans, the Islanders took the win with a score of 75-68. The Islanders Men’s Basketball team was outlasted in their Homecoming game against the University of New Orleans; losing with a score of 62-53.

After the Homecoming Islanders Men’s Basketball game, the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen were named. Garret Swenson, a junior mechanical engineering major and member of the Campus Activities Board, was named Homecoming King. Lauren Terry, a junior mechanical engineering major and member of Delta Delta Delta, was named Homecoming Queen.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi also honored distinguished alumni during the Homecoming Honors Banquet. Award recipients included:

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions

  • Jaime Landin ’05, ’08 – The infielder played from 2002-2005. Holds the single-season record for batting average and holds career records in hits, extra-base hits and runs scored. 

College Achievement Distinctions