San Juan Open Was a DownHill Battle For Calum

Farmington, NM -- Western New Mexico's all time best golfer is getting better. The 22-year-old 2016 graduate crushed the field in the San Juan Open en route to a $10,400 payday after posting rounds of 66-67-65-65--265 (21 under par) and a nine-shot victory over Steven Kupcho. There were 59 pros in the event, as well as numerous sponsors that have seen young players take the road to the PGA Tour via Farmington. Last year's champ, Colorado School of Mines former top player Jim Knous, who is now on the Web.com tour, the tour just below the PGA Tour. The San Juan is the top prize in New Mexico for professionals, but more importantly, its a terrific place to network and meet people that can help young pros like Hill get to the next level of competition, PGA Tour Qualifying School. Fellow Scot Martin Laird won the San Juan as a young player and is a PGA Tour winner these days. "I was 5 under on the par fives, so that helps a lot," said Hill after the round. "But i missed two...

Kennedy and Broyles-Raymond to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Kristen Kennedy and Shellie Broyles-Raymond will be inducted into the Western New Mexico University Athletic Hall of Fame this fall during the Homecoming festivities on October 1. Kennedy played four solid years for the Lady Mustangs from 2000-04. She holds one of the top career scoring averages of 80.25, she holds the top low mark for a scoring average in a season of 77.7 from the 2003-04 season. She played in 99 rounds for her career, compiling two rounds under par, a low round of 72 and posted an incredible 1,698-535 win-loss record (.760). She had 22 finishes inside the top-10, with nine coming in the top-five and two tournament victories. She was an All-American during her time at WNMU. In her first season, the team placed third at the NCAA Championships, as she finished 15th. Her sophomore year she helped lead the team to first at the NCAA West Regional Championship coming in a tie for sixth. The team placed fourth at the Championships that year and she tied for 22nd. Her...

Hill Collects CoSIDA Academic First Team All-America Accolade

If his golf results weren't enough, senior Calum Hill (Kinross, Scotland/Kinross HS) also excelled in the classroom and Wednesday he received College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) All-America® First Team honors. This marks the second year he has made the list, being selected to the Third Team as a junior. Hill advanced to the All-America ballot after earning his second straight CoSIDA Academic First Team All-District award earlier this year. Hill, from Kinross, Scotland, was named the RMAC Academic and Golfer of the Year for the second straight season as well. He holds a 3.91 GPA and is majoring in business administration. He nearly won the NCAA Championships as an individual placing second with an 11-under 205, just two-shots off the top spot. He moved from 17th in the rankings all the way to third in the latest and final GolfStat poll. In addition to landing the CoSIDA honors and the RMAC accolades, he was also named to the PING First Team All-Region,...

Mustangs to Hold Several Food Drives in November

The Western New Mexico University athletic department will be participating in the Dare to Care food drive for the month of November. With the help of WNMU students Jazmina Villegas and Louann Velasquez, the food drives will take place during the football game this Saturday and then the basketball games in the middle of the month on Nov. 16 and Nov. 18. All non-perishable food can be donated will all of the food being given to the Silver City Gospel Mission.  Fans who bring a can of food to the games will receive $2 off admission. Come out and support the Mustangs and help your community this holiday season! The Mustang football team plays Chadron State this Saturday at noon. The men's basketball team faces North New Mexico on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and the women's basketball team will go against the University of the Southwest on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 5:30...

Seven Seniors Change Course Of Program For Lady Mustangs

Most years a senior class might consist of a few players, some that have come through the program all four years or have transferred in for a couple years. When it comes to the 2014-15 Western New Mexico University women's basketball senior class, all seven have come to WNMU with different reasons at hand, but have all been on the journey together. A journey that has helped change what Lady Mustang basketball is all about. "This is an important group in our programs history, prior to these young ladies arrival we had went through some lean years, now the mentality and expectations have changed, we expect to win," Head Coach Rusty Kennedy said. "Replacing these young ladies will be a daunting task, they are all outstanding students, great people and what they have done in restoring the competitiveness of this program cannot be understated." Just three years ago, the WNMU women's basketball program was in transition. A winless 2011-12 season was witnessed and experienced by only...

Senior Duo Lead Mustangs On and Off Court

It's a tough decision no matter where in your life you are. Should I stay home? Should I go to college somewhere out of state? Is this school the right fit for me? Both Terrez Scott (Santa Clarita, CA/Valencia) and Marcos Castrillo (San Francisco, CA/Pinole Valley) had to face those decisions looking at a school they both heard about in different ways and finding out if it was the right fit for them. The path to Western New Mexico came different ways for both of them, but ended the same. Scott suffered an injury during his sophomore season at College of the Canyons out in Santa Clarita, Calif., while Castrillo had a close friend back home and uncle-in-law that knew of Coach Jeff Law and thought it would be a good fit for him. Coach Law has seen both players come to WNMU and provide immediate impacts for the team. "We will miss Marcos tremendously. Not only has he come to Western and grown into a fine player, leading us in many categories, he has become a strong all around...