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Jean Rostermundt Gurule

Rostermundt was the first woman to be awarded a full athletic scholarship for four years at the University of New Mexico. She attended UNM from 1976-80, during which time she participated in basketball, track and field and cross country.

At the time of her graduation, Rostermundt held a bevy of school records, including becoming the first UNM woman to score 1,000 career points and shooting 86.7% in her career from the free throw line. She was a perfect 16 of 16 from the line against Amarillo College and scored a career-best 38 points against Weber State in 1977. Rostermundt was a four-time team Most Valuable Player.

Rostermundt also excelled academically at UNM. She graduated on the Dean’s List in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Education and was the recipient of the Lena Clauve Outstanding Senior Award. Rostermundt later earned a master’s degree in Community Health Education.

Rostermundt’s career spanned from playing professional basketball to coaching children in basketball and soccer, and from teaching health classes throughout college, hospitals and government organizations to working with kindergarten students and teaching health in middle schools.

Rostermundt is married to former UNM men’s basketball player Anthony Gurule.