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HOUSTON - The University of Houston Athletics Department and the Houston Cougar Foundation (HCF) are proud to announce the establishment of the Lois and L.D. Hendrix Scholarship through the creation of the Lois and L.D. Hendrix Scholarship Endowment.
Managed by HCF, the endowment will enable Houston Athletics to award scholarship funding for a Houston Men’s Basketball student-athlete. The recipient will be selected by members of the Athletics Department Scholarship Committee.
Hendrix lettered for the Cougars from 1947 to 1951 under Head Coach Alden Pasche and became the program’s first 1,000-point scorer in 1951. The Honey Island, Texas, native finished with 1,026 points in 89 games during his collegiate career and served as team captain as a senior for the 1950-51 campaign.
He averaged a career-best 13.3 points per game as a junior in 1949-50, leading the Cougars to a 16-7 overall record and Gulf Coast Conference championship with a 6-0 mark in league play.
Hendrix met his wife, Lois, while both were students at the University of Houston and married in 1950. After Hendrix received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UH, he continued playing basketball for the Phillips 66ers.
The Hendrixes are grateful to the University of Houston for the education and opportunities they received which set them on the path to a productive life together. By establishing this scholarship, they hope to help others as they have been helped.
For additional information on how you can contribute to the Lois and L.D. Hendrix Endowment and the Houston Cougar Foundation, contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-4684 or email the Houston Cougar Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To directly contribute, please address checks to the Houston Cougar Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 131886, Houston, Texas 77219. The mission of the Houston Cougar Foundation is to solicit, manage and distribute private gifts and donations for the benefit of the University of Houston through athletics.
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
Season tickets for the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program’s 2016-17 campaign are now on sale through the Houston Athletics Tickets Office.
For as low as $80, fans can purchase season tickets to all 16 regular-season game plus two exhibition contests during the final season inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Reserved 2 seating is available for only $130, while fans can enjoy Reserved 1 seating for $225.
The Cougars open the season on Nov. 5 when they play host in an exhibition game to UNC Pembroke, the alma mater of Head Coach Kelvin Sampson.
Houston opens the regular season at 7 p.m., Nov. 11, when it meets Morgan State inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Cougars square off in 15 more regular-season home contests with games against 2016 NCAA Tournament participants UConn, Temple, Cincinnati and Tulsa as well as Rhode Island, Harvard and Cornell.
HOW TO ORDER
Fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and follow the appropriate links or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) to order season tickets.
Current University of Houston main campus students are admitted FREE to all Men’s Basketball games with valid IDs.
Main campus students may purchase up to two (2) student guest tickets to each Men’s Basketball game for $5 each, based on availability.
JOIN the 50-50-CLUB
Fans are invited to join the 50-50 Club to support Houston Men’s Basketball. 50-50 Club members help fund program necessities and enhance the experience for our student-athletes.
Fans who join the 50-50 Club will receive embroidered team apparel, a signed basketball, invitations to practice, a tour of the $25 million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, regular updates about the program and much more.
Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Men's Basketball news and notes on the team's Facebook page by clicking LIKE at HoustonCougarMensHoops or by visiting the team's Instagram page at UHCougarMBK.