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Hall of Honor Class of 2017 Named

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Alumni Lettermen’s Association has announced that six individuals — Wayne Gares (Baseball, Basketball, Football), Tim Herron (Golf), Richard Howard (Track & Field), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Golf), Charles Smith (Basketball), and Mandi Moore Stovall (Basketball) — will be inducted into the UNM Athletic Hall of Honor on Friday, November 3. In addition, Sue Jollensten (Tennis) will be inducted as the 2017 Distinguished Service Award winner.
Along with the Hall of Honor inductees, the 2016-17 Coach of the Year Bob Davie (Football); Male Athletes of the Year Dakota Cox (Football) and Josh Kerr (Track & Field); and Female Athlete of the Year Alice Wright (Cross Country/Track & Field) will be celebrated. 
Fans can attend the awards dinner, which is on Friday, November 3 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque. Tickets are $60 each or $600 for a table of 10. Call the UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Association at 925-5905 to purchase tickets.
Below are biographical sketches on UNM’s six inductees in the Hall of Honor for 2017.
 35544Dr. Wayne Gares (Football, Baseball, Basketball 1954-1958)

  • Bachelors of Science in Health and Physical Education, The University of New Mexico, 1958
  • Masters of Science in Health and Education, The University of New Mexico
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in College Student Personnel, University of Northern Colorado
  • Postdoctoral work in Counseling
  • Lettered in Football and Baseball 1954-1958
  • Lettered in Basketball 1954-1955
  • All Skyline Conference Tackle 1957
  • Tenth in the Nation in Individual Batting Leaders in Major Collegiate Statistics
  • Recruited by Green Bay Packers 1958
  • Recruited by Chicago Cardinals Football Team 1958
  • Played Semi-Pro Basketball for M&W 1959-1966
  • Head Football Coach, Assistant Basketball Coach at Valley High School 1961-1963
  • NMMI Head Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach 1963-1966
  • ENMU Head Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach 1966-1970
  • Vice President of Student Affairs, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM 1971-1991
  • Western Junior College Athletic Conference Champions (Baseball) NMMI 1963
  • NAIA, District VII Baseball Coach of the Year ENMU 1968
  • Outstanding Educator of America
  • President of National Newgate Council
  • Award for Mental Health Support from New Mexico Council of Community Mental Health Services
  • Associated Students of ENMU award for outstanding service to students of ENMU
  • Voted Member of Tucumcari High School Greatest Athletes of the Century 

35543Tim Herron (Golf 1989-1993)

  • WAC Player of the Year 1992, 1993
  • WAC Individual Champion 1993
  • First Team All-America Team 1992, 1993
  • Second Team All-America Team 1991
  • WAC All-Conference Team 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
  • First All-Time Most Individual Tournament Wins/Season (4)
  • All-Time Individual Tournament Wins: 1992 Central Florida Intercollegiate, 1992 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, 1993 Augusta College Invitational, 1993 WAC Championship
  • Fifth All-Time Single Season Low Stroke Averages 1992-1993
  • Eighth All-Time Career Low Stroke Averages
  • Third All-Time Low 54 Hole Total 1992 William H. Tucker Invitational (201)
  • First All-Time Low Round of 18 1992 William H. tucker (62)
  • 1993 UNM Hall of Honor Male Athlete of the Year
  • Played in the 1993 Walker Cup representing the United States
  • Professional Golfer, PGA Tour 1995-present 

35547Richard Wayne Howard (Track and Field 1958-1960)

  • Equaled the UNM record in the 100-meter dash February 1959
  • Broke the UNM Record in the 220-yard dash and 220-yards low hurtles
  • Had the fastest 220-yard low hurdle clocking in the nation, 22.4 seconds, Spring 1959
  • Won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at Kansas Relays, April 1959
  • Won the NCAA 400-meter hurdles, 1959
  • Won AAUs 1959
  • Won National Championship 1959
  • Fought as a light heavy-weight in New Mexico Golden Gloves Tournament 1960
  • 1960 tied for second at U.S. Olympic trials in the 400-meter hurdles
  • Won the bronze Medal in 1960 Olympic Games in Rome in the 400-meter hurdles

35540Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Women’s Golf 2006-2010)

  • MWC Freshman Player of the Year
  • MWC Co-Player of the Year
  • MWC Individual Champion
  • Second Team All-American
  • Set the UNM Freshman Scoring Average Record
  • English Ladies’ Close Amateur Stroke Play Champion


  • MWC Individual Champion
  • MWC Player of the Year
  • Honorable Mention All-American
  • Curtis Cup Team Member (Europe)
  • MWC All-Scholar Team


  • MWC Player of the Year
  • First Team All-American
  • Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational- Individual Champion
  • University of Arizona Wildcat Invitational- Individual Champion
  • Placed sixth in the World AM
  • NGCA All-American scholar athlete
  • MWC All-scholar team
  • Set the UNM Junior Scoring Average Record


  • MWC Player of the Year
  • MWC Individual Champion
  • First Team All-American
  • UNM Female Athlete of the Year
  • NGCA All-American Scholar Athlete
  • Set the UNM Senior Scoring Average Record


  • All-time UNM Women’s Golf Scoring Average Record
  • Only MW athlete in ANY sport (men’s and women’s) to receive Player of the Year all four years
  • 2016: Competed for Team England in the UL International Crown, posting a 3-0-1 record
  • 2015: Recorded a season-best finish of T23 at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
  • 2014: Recorded two top-10 finished including a season-best tie for fifth at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
  • 2013: Recorded four top-10 finishes; recorded career-best tie for third at the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning & O-I
  • 2013: Competed in her first European Solheim Cup Team, posting a 2-1-0 record
  • Finished fourth on Tour in greens in regulation (74.78)
  • 2012: Recorded two top-10 finishes; recorded a career best T7 finish at the Kia Classic
  • 2010: Turned professional
  • 2010: Played on the Symetra Tour where she recorded nine top-10 finishes including third at the 2010 Falls Auto Group Classic
  • 2008, 2009: Named to the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team and was a two-time English Amateur Champion

35538Charles Smith (Basketball 1993-1997)

  • Graduated from The University of New Mexico, 1997
  • Scoring Leader 1995, 1996, 1997
  • First All-Time Scoring/Career
  • Sixth All-Time Freshmen Scoring Leader
  • Ninth Lobo to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds
  • Ninth All-Time Freshmen Rebound Leader
  • 15th All-Time Rebound/Career
  • Ninth All-Time Field Goals Made/Season
  • First All-Time Field Goals Made/Career
  • Third All-Time Consecutive Games, 3-Point Shot Made 27
  • Free throw Percentage Leader 1996
  • Steals Leader 1996, 1997
  • Sixth All-Time Steals/Season
  • Sixth All-Time Steals/Career
  • 10th All-Time minutes Played/Career
  • 12th All-Time Points Scored/game
  • WAC All-Conference Team 1996, 1997
  • WAC All-Defensive Team 1996
  • NABC All-Star Game 1997
  • Three NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • Drafted by Miami Heat in 1st Round of 1997 NBA Draft
  • Played in NBA for the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, and Portland Trail Blazers

35542Mandi Moore Stovall (Women’s Basketball 2001-2005)

  • Graduated from The University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s in Business at UNM, 2005
  • 2003-2004 MW Scholar Athlete
  • Four-Time MW All-Academic Team
  • Led team as starting point guard to the 2003 NCAA Sweet 16
  • Only player in UNM Basketball history (Men or Women) with 1000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists
  • Led team to three MW Tournament Titles, two Regular season Titles and four NCAA Tournaments
  • All-time winningest Lobo in UNM Women’s Basketball history with 95 career wins
  • Only player in UNM Women’s Basketball history with over 500 assists
  • UNM’s leader in MW Tournament rebounds, steals, assists
  • Fourth all-time in career 3-pt field goal percentage (.368) at UNM
  • UNM’s all-time leader in career assists with 651
  • Holds UNM records for most assists in conference game (12), most assists in a season (212), most assists in a career (651)
  • Second all-time in UNM career steals
  • Holds UNM record for most minutes played in a career (4324)
  • Led MW conference in 2002-03 in 3-pt field goal percentage (.457)
  • Led MW conference in 2001-02 and 2002-03 in assists
  • Worked as the UNM Women’s Basketball Director of Operations from 2006-08
  • Four-time All-conference selection
  • 2001-02 MW Newcomer of the Year
  • Member of the 2003 and 2005 MW All-Tournament Team


Sue Jollensten- Distinguished Service Award (Tennis 1970-1971)

  • Bachelor of Science, University of New Mexico, 1971
  • Juris Doctorate, University of New Mexico, 1975
  • Pre-Title IX Women’s College Tennis Player, University of Arizona, played No. 1 singles
  • University of New Mexico played No. 1 singles, 1970-1971
  • Practiced Law in Silver City, N.M. from 1987-1991
  • Responsible for renovation of Historic Bell Building in downtown Silver City, N.M.
  • Named Co-Chair of committee for Downtown Development by Mayor Lucy Sterner, Silver City, N.M.
  • President and Incorporator, Cooperation for Downtown Development, Silver City, N.M.
  • Founder and Current President of New Mexico Youth Tennis Foundation, 501 (c) (3) organization Incorporated in 2007 to benefit youth tennis in New Mexico
  • Served on Board of Directors NM Women’s Foundation
  • Served on first Women and the Legal Profession Task Force and received Outstanding Contribution Award from the State Bar of New Mexico 9/1991 for work on the Task Force and its Report
  • Started Tennis in Parks and Recreation program in Albuquerque, N.M. at age 9
  • Public Parks Tennis Instructor for City of Albuquerque for four years
  • Nationally ranked junior player Southwest Section
  • Taught tennis pro at Four Hills Country Club 1971-1972
  • Secretary of USTA NNMTA (1994) and President of USTA District-NNMTA (1995-1997)
  • Began Fall Middle School League, Northern New Mexico Tennis Association, with 6 schools and 1 division, Coordinator from 1996 to present, became the NM Governor’s Cup Mid-School Tennis Championships has grown to 43 teams and five divisions in 2007 to 50 teams in 2009
  • Helped start and coordinate HS Jr. Varsity Team Tennis League in 2003-300 participants in 2009
  • USTA Southwest Section (SWS) President 2000-2001
  • USTA SWS Delegate and SWS Representative on the USTA Executive Committee
  • Delegates’ Liaison to USTA Budget Committee
  • SWS Jr Recreation Chair for nine years
  • Chair of USTA National Youth Community Programs Committee with responsibility for USTA Jr. Team Tennis and USTA Schools program, four years 2003-2006
  • Inducted into SWS Tennis Hall of Fame 2004
  • 2007 Recipient of USTA Eva Kraft Community Service Award
  • 2008 Tournament Director, Coleman Vision Tennis Championships
  • Named 2008 Grassroots Champion of the Year-Racquet Sports Industry Magazine