ENMU to induct seven into Hall of Honors

CNJ staff

PORTALES — Seven former ENMU athletics have been selected to go into the school’s Hall of Honors during the Greyhounds’ opening 2010 football game against Southwest Nazarene on Aug. 28.

They include Julie Baxter (volleyball), Gabe DeHoyos (baseball), Jamaal Hunnicutt (men’s basketball), Rachel Mohler (softball), Treena Royston (women’s basketball), Jim Harmon (support, posthumous) and Mike Slinker (support).

Baxter, originally from Dallas, Oregon, was an outside hitter and earned All-Lone Star Conference honors in volleyball in 1993 and 1995, leading the Zias to an LSC tournament title in 1993.

DeHoyos, from Artesia, was a first-team All-LSC selection in 2000 and 2001 and ranks third in ENMU baseball history with 16 career wins. He owns the program’s lowest earned run average and batting average-against.

Currently pitching for the San Antonio Mission in the San Diego Padres’ farm system, he has school records with 16 complete games, five shutouts and 204 strikeouts.

Hunnicutt, from Amarillo, was a three-time All-LSC pick in men’s basketball and helped the Greyhounds to two division titles. He is 11th in the program’s history in scoring with 1,311 points.

Mohler holds Zias records in numerous categories, including home runs (33). She was All-LSC South for four years, leading ENMU to 105 wins in that time and an NCAA Division II College World Series berth in 2001.

With 910 points, Royston is tied for 15th place on the Zias’ all-time scoring list in basketball with Cat Clay, who just completed her junior season. Originally from Kirtland, she was second-team All-LSC South twice under coach Wayne Moore and helped the Zias to an LSC championship in 1993 with a 23-5 record (12-2 South).

Harmon was an ardent supporter of ENMU athletics through the bench club. Slinker served as the sports information director for a time, helping produce media guides to keep a record of ENMU athletics history.