ENMU to induct four into Hall of Honors

Four former Eastern New Mexico University athletes are scheduled to be inducted this weekend into the school's Athletic Hall of Honors.

The honorees are Heather Brown (women's basketball), Kenneth Cunningham (rodeo), Mike Llewelyn Dillard (football) and Tracy Jordan (softball).

The Hall of Honors was instituted in 1984 and, with the four newcomers, now includes 168 former athletes, coaches and support staff.

The inductees will be honored with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night at the Campus Union Building, and will be recognized during halftime of Saturday's 1 p.m. home football game against Midwestern State at Greyhound Stadium.

Tickets for the banquet and football game can be purchased at the ENMU athletic office by contacting Norma Stroik at 562-2152, or at norma.stroik@enmu.ecu.

Brown, who played from 2003-07, is third on the Zias' all-time scoring list. In her first season, she was named Lone Star Conference South Division freshman of the year and earned All-South honorable mention.

As a sophomore, she was the South's defensive player of the year and a first-team All-South selection. She was honorable mention All-South as a junior and second-team All-South during her senior year.

Cunningham was the school's first four-year letterwinner in rodeo, competing in 1963, 1964, 1966 and 1967. He was ENMU's first College National Finals Rodeo qualifier, accomplishing that feat three times in saddle bronc riding.

In 1964-65, he was the Southwest Region saddle bronc riding champion and helped the Greyhounds win their first regional title.

Cunningham was instrumental in starting the ENMU rodeo program and helped recruit the team from the beginning.

Dillard, who arrived at ENMU in 1971, was a two-time NAIA all-district selection (1973, 1974) as a defensive back. He had six career interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, and was a team captain in 1975.

He later was a graduate assistant under Jack Scott and a defensive backs coach under Dunney Goode at ENMU. Dillard also served as an assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands, helping the Cowboys win a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship in 1981.

Jordan played softball at ENMU from 2003-06, ranking 10th in the program's history in home runs while leading it in sacrifice bunts. She was the program's first Academic All-American and a three-time Academic All-District selection, and a second-team All-LSC South selection in 2005.

The California native had 46 multiple-hit games in her four-year career.

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