Mang and Slaten named All-Mountain West

The Mountain West conference announced post-season award on Thursday. Two New Mexico baseball players were recognized. Jared Mang was named to the first team, while Justin Slaten was named to the second team.

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Malachi Emond: Nothing comes easy

UNM is the third school Emond has attended since he began his college career. He joined the Lobos during his junior year. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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The way Malachi Emond dances in the dugout and cheers on his teammates doesn’t really show the sleepless nights and tears that have brought him to where he is today. His job is tough, but that’s how he likes it. Continue reading “Malachi Emond: Nothing comes easy”

TLL Interview with Tamika Stukes, Lobo PG 1994-98

The photos included here were all from Tamika, and very much appreciated.

When we moved to Albuquerque we acquired our WBB season tickets early on, and have had them for over 20 years now. We have enjoyed good seasons, and survived bad ones, but never really knew a lot of the history pre-Jordan Adams. With the end of the 2018-19 season I decided to try and contact some of the pre-1998 players and do a (hopefully) series of interviews about lives after their Lobo careers.

While tracking Cherise’s achievements last season it was impossible to miss how many places Tamika was mentioned in the Lobo stat lists:

–Started every game in her 4 seasons at UNM, 117 of them
1017 points for her career
–32 points in a conference game vs Wyoming (8th most)
–606 rebounds, 15th best in Lobo history
–One of only a dozen Lobos with 1000 pts and 600 rebounds–as a 5’3” PG
–6th in career 3-pt field goals (141)
–Led Lobos in assists all four seasons, including the 10th & 11th highest single season marks
–Third in career assists with 469
–Every steal record for game, season, and career, including 4 of the top 7 steal seasons. Her 354 career steals are almost 150 more than the second player on the list, Mandi Moore
–Six times a Lobo has had 8+ steals in a game—Tamika did it 5 of those 6 times
–Most minutes per game for a season (39.2) and a career (35.2)
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Birmingham earns 1,200th career win

The Lobos finished their last home series of the 2019 season with a 3-2 victory against the UNLV Rebels on Sunday. This became head coach Ray Birmingham’s 1,200th college career win. The result was even more special as it was Senior Day for six players, and it happened on the same weekend the team honored Jackson Weller, a Lobo who passed away on May 4.