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Seven to be Inducted into UNM Hall of Honor
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/19/2013

Albuquerque, N.M. --- The University of New Mexico Alumni Lettermen’s Association has announced that seven individuals: George Brooks (Skiing), Tim Cass (Tennis, Administration), Caroline Keggi (Golf), Luc Longley (Basketball), Terance Mathis (Football), Frank Sedillo (Distinguished Service Award-Football), and Paul Smith (Posthumous – Football) will be inducted into the UNM Hall of Honor on Friday, November 15.

Along with the honorees, who will be officially inducted at the Hall of Honor induction dinner on Friday, November 15 at the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque, the Alumni Letterman’s Association also announced its 2012-13 Athletic Department award winners.  Glen Millican of men’s golf was named Coach of the Year, Caroline Durbin of women’s basketball was named Female Athlete of the Year, and Mitchell Garver of baseball was named Male Athlete of the Year. 

Following are biographical sketches of all of the award winners.

George Brooks (Skiing 1970, Ski Coach 1971-2007)

Athletic Awards and Accomplishments
•NCAA National Ski Champions (first NCAA title in UNM History) 2004
•Coaching record: over 120 All-Americans, over 120 Academic All-Americans, 20 top six NCAA team finishes
•RMISA Coach of the Year 1992, 2004
•Honoree by Ski New Mexico for Distinction 1992
•Chair, NCAA Men’s & Women’s Skiing Committee 1998-2001
•Head Coach of World University Games Team for USA, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002
•UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Association President 2012, Board of Directors 

Tim Cass (Tennis 1982-1986, Tennis Coach 1987-1996, UNM Athletic Administrator 2006-Present)

Athletic Accomplishments and Awards
•Three-time All-WAC honoree
•NCAA All-American in doubles 1986
•NCAA Individual Qualifier 1984-1986
•Won five consecutive WAC team titles as Head Coach 1991-1996
•Guided UNM tennis to No. 6 National Ranking in 1995
•WAC Coach of the Year 1991-1995
•Region VII Coach of the Year 1992, 1995
•Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame 1991 Coach of the Year
•Coached at Texas A&M 1996-2006 winning three Big Twelve Conference titles and competing in NCAAs all ten seasons
•Coached USA Collegiate National Team 1999-2000
•Big XII Coach of the Year 1998, 2000, 2001
•Graduated over 95% of his Student-Athletes as a Coach
•As UNM Administrator has assisted in raising over $20 million, hired eight new coaches, led the effort on The Pit renovation
•USTA/ITA Executive Committee 2004-2005
•NCAA National Tennis Selection Committee 1990-1996
•Region VI Chairperson 1992-1995
•Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee 2011
•UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Association Board of Directors

Caroline Keggi (Golf 1984-1987)

Athletic Awards and Accomplishments
•Four-time All-WAC Honors
•Three NCAA Tournament Appearances
•NCAA Individual Champion 1987
•NCAA Individual Runner-up 1986
•Four-time Connecticut State Amateur Champion
•Connecticut State Golf Association hall of Fame Inductee 1999
•LPGA Tour Member, posted over twenty top-10 finishes

 

Luc Longley (Basketball 1987-1991)

Athletic Awards and Accomplishments
•Leading Scorer 1990, 1991
•Eight all-time Season/Scoring 1990  627
•Eighteenth all-time Season/Scoring 1991   574
•Sixth all-time Career/Scoring
•Eighth Lobo to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds
•Leading Rebounder 1990, 1991
•Fifth All-Time Rebounds/Season 330
•Fifteenth All-Time Rebounds/Season   275
•Second All-Time Rebounds/Career 922
•Best Field Goal Percentage/Game (Minimum 10 Attempts) 100% (texas-Arlington) 1990
•Highest Field Goal Percentage/Conference Season 1990-1991
•Field Goal Percentage Leader 1991
•Eighth All-Time Field Goals Made/Season 1990
•Second All-Time Fields Goals Made/Career
•Second All-Time Field Goals Percentage/Season 1991
•Eighth All-Time Free Throws Made/Season 1990
•Seventh All-Time Free Throws Made/Career
•First All-Time Blocks/Season 1990
•First All-Time Blocks/Career
•Blocking Leader 1989,1990, 1991
•First All-Time Single Game Blocks 10
•Minutes Played Leader 1990, 1991
•Fifth aAll-Time Games Played 132
•WAC All-Conference team 1990, 1991
•First Lobo to record a triple-double in a game
•Australian Olympic Team 1988, 1992, 2000
•Australian Institute of Sport “Best of the Best’ 2001
•Basketball Australia Hall of Fame 2006
•Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2009
•Seventh pick overall 1991 NBA Draft to Minnesota Timberwolves
•Three NBA Titles with Chicago Bulls 1996-1998

Terance Mathis (Football 1986-1990)

Athletic Awards and Accomplishments
•WAC Player of the Week 1987 (Colorado State)
•WAC Player of the Week 1987 (Hawaii)
•All-American Player 1987 AP 3rd Team
•All-American Player 1989 Consensus 1st Team
•WAC 1st Team All Conference 1986, 1987, 1989
•Senior bowl 1990
•1987 Fifth in NCAA receptions with 73
•1989 Fourth in NCAA receptions with 88
•1986 53 Receptions for 955 yards
•1987 Twentieth in NCAA Kickoff returns
•Bill Brannin Most Valuable Player 1987. 1989
•Reese Hill Award (Top Offensive Player) 1987, 1989
•1989 became New Mexico’s first consensus All-American after setting a Division I record for most receiving yards
•Became the First player to have more than 250 receptions, 4000 yards, and 6000 yards total
•NFL 6th round draft pick (1990)
•Played in NFL from 1990-2002
•1994 Pro Bowl Selection and All Pro Selection
•Holds Atlanta Falcons career records in receptions, touchdown receptions, and receiving yards
•1998 Atlanta Falcons “Man of the Year”
•1996 founded the “Terance Loves Children” Foundation, now known as the “Terrance Mathis Foundation”
•Formed his own NASCAR team, Victory Motorsports in 2005

Judge Frank Sedillo- Distinguished Service Award (Football 1978-1982)

Athletic Awards and Accomplishments
•Lettered for UNM Football 1979-1981
•WAC All-Academic Team 1979-1981
•WAC Stan Bates Award Winner 1981
•Attorney, Hooker and Sedillo P.C., General Practice, Albuquerque, NM 1987-1991
•Attorney, University of New Mexico, University Counsel’s Office, labor and Contract Law, part-ime 1990-1991
•Attorney, Sedillo Law Office, General Practice, Albuquerque, NM 1991-2000
•Judge, Metropolitan Court, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, Albuquerque, NM December 2000 to present
•Member of Celebration of Life Fund Raising Committee for New Mexico Children’s Hospital 1998-2000
•Founder of “Jacob’s Promise”-A Charitable Organization Adopting Families for Christmas
•Member of New Mexico State Bar Association 1987-Present
•Member of New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association 1987-2000
•Member of American Bar Association
•Member of New Mexico Lawyers Care Pro Bono Project 1996-2000
•Member of National Association of Latino Elected Officials 2002-2003
•Member of American Inn of Court
•Co-Chair of NM State Bar Legal Services& Programs Committee 2005 to present
•Member of NM Supreme Court Judges User group Committee 2005 to present
•Guest Lecturer For NM Magistrates Conference 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, to present
•Guest Lecturer for NM Judicial education Center 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 to present
•UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Association President 2005, Board of Directors
•UNM Lobo Club Donor, Fundraising Committee 1993-1994, 1998
•Winner of the University of New Mexico Alumni Association UNM Aluminaria Award 2009

Paul Edward Smith “Smooth Smitty”      Posthumous (Football 1964-1967)

 Athletic Awards and Accomplishments
•First sophomore to be named Lineman of the Year 1965
•23 unassisted tackles, 60 assisted tackles, 6 pass deflections, 2 kick blocks 1965
•First Team All WAC 1965
•Named All WAC by UPI 1965
•Named J.H. Golightly winner (UNM top defensive player)
•29 unassisted tackles, 52 assisted tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 pass deflection, 3 kick blocks 1966
•Named All WAC Second Team 1966
•32 unassisted tackles, 63 assisted tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 pass deflection, 1 kick blocks 1967
•Drafted by Denver Broncos, 1968
•Played with the broncos for 10 years, and the Washington Redskins for 2 years
•Played in Super Bowl, 1977
•Made Pro Bowl 1972, 1973
•Deensive Captian, 1972, 1973
•Earl Hartman Memorial Award, Denver Broncos outstanding defensive player
•Honored by Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
•Colorado Sports Hall of Fame              

 2012-13 Athletic Department Honorees
Glen Millican (Coach of the Year – Men’s Golf)
Named Mountain West Coach of the Year, Mountain West Champions, NCAA Columbus
Regional Champions, Tied for 5th at NCAA Championship Tournament after qualifying for Match Play. 

Caroline Durbin (Female Athlete of the Year – Women’s Basketball)
Capital One Academic All-American, Mountain West Pre-season First Team All- Conference, Mountain West Second Team All-Conference honoree, Academic All-District, Residence Inn All-Tournament Team, Post Graduate Scholarship Award Winner, Graduated from UNM with a degree in Business (4.18 GPA). 

Mitchell Garver (Male Athlete of the Year – Baseball)
Mountain West Conference MVP, Runner-up Johnny Bench Award, First Team All-American,  2013 Mountain West Conference Champion, Drafted in 2013 MLB draft by Minnesota Twins, First Team All-District and All-Region, Graduated from UNM with a degree in Physical Therapy (3.5 GPA). 

TICKETS:
The awards dinner will be held on Friday, November 15 at 6:00 pm 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.

Note: a previous version of this release omitted the biographical information on Paul Smith.  We regret the error--Frank

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