Charlotte Stevens Ferguson
Charlotte Stevens Ferguson is the fourth female athlete - and the sixth woman - inducted into the UNM Athletic Hall of Honor. Her mentor, Dr. Frances McGill, professor emeritus of UNM's Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, dubbed Ferguson "the most outstanding female athlete of her generation at UNM."
Ferguson was born in Borger, Texas, in 1936, and came to UNM bay way of the Panama Canal Zone where she lived during and after World War II. She graduated from Albuquerque High in 1954.
From 1954-58 at a time when there was no organized competition of women's sports on college campuses, Ferguson set a standard for UNM undergraduate women that may never be duplicated: seven athletic letters in seven sports (basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey, badminton, tennis and swimming). She was also the president, captain and choreographer of UNM's 36-woman synchronized swimming team, the "Waterlous," and the Lobos' public exhibition troupe, "The Synchronettes," which she founded.
Her teaching credentials in seven subjects equaled her versatility as a multi-sport athlete. Membership in the administrative faculty at Pepperdine University culminated her career.