Tech Alumnus Accomplishes Goal, Canoes in All 50 States

Eric Straw, a 2008 alumnus of Texas Tech, made it his mission to canoe in all 50 U.S. states this summer.

Camping alongside the rivers and streams he paddled through, Straw said he went on the trip for himself and to raise money for American Rivers, a Washington, D.C. advocacy group that works to protect America’s bodies of water, according to its website. Straw also chronicled his trip through his own blog, Shameless Travels.

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