After passing series of tests, Hartzog to serve as Tech's Masked Rider

Originally Published: June 26, 2008
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

Becoming Texas Tech's Masked Rider was more taxing than anything Ashley Hartzog ever could have imagined.

There were written examinations, a riding test, references to be provided and even a test on how to maneuver a pickup truck and trailer in the tight spaces she would face when taking her horse on personal appearances. That's on top of a 30-minute interview during which her knowledge of horsemanship and Tech's traditions was picked apart like a presidential candidate's qualifications ...

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