Alumnae from 1974-98 at last get to run the Baylor Line
When the Baylor Line was founded back in 1970, it was a spirit organization for first-year men, who formed a human tunnel on the field at Floyd Casey Stadium to welcome the football team. It wasn’t until 1994 that it became a co-ed organization, leaving a generation of alumnae who were never able participate in one of Baylor’s most cherished and unique traditions.
This weekend, those women finally got the chance they were never offered as students. The university invited all alumnae who were freshmen from 1970-94 (graduating between 1974-98) to participate in a ceremonial running of the Baylor Line.
As you might imagine, the participants were ECSTATIC. Each alumna who participated got her own jersey with her class year and nickname, just as today’s first-year students do. More than 800 women joined in the run, and even more who couldn’t make it ordered their own jersey. Classes from 1974 to 1998 were represented. Roommates were reunited. Mothers ran before their freshmen sons and daughters. Sorority sisters laughed and ran alongside each other. And lots and lots of selfies were taken with new President Linda Livingstone. Decades of excitement and longing to join in the tradition of the Baylor Line had built up to this exact moment, and the energy on the field was nothing short of electric.
Sic ’em, Baylor alumnae!
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* Longtime friends among alums in this Saturday’s ceremonial Baylor Line run (Oct. 2017)
* What is the Baylor Line? (Aug. 2017)