Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Numerous State Athletes Are All-RMAC in Hoops.(Sports)

Byline: Where Are They Now? BOB LARKIN Of the Journal

A number of student-athletes from New Mexico have been named to the all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball teams.

*Heading the way is Becky Gonzales, a 1998 Gadsden grad and a 6-foot junior forward at New Mexico Highlands. She's one of five named to the overall first team and also is an all-West Division first-team pick. As a sophomore, Gonzales was the RMAC player of the year.

This season for the Cowgirls (15-12 overall, 11-8 for third place in the West), Gonzales played in every game and started 24. She averaged a team-leading 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a game and also topped NMHU in field goals made (176) and attempted (380), free throws made (116) and percentage (91.3), offensive (52) and defensive rebounds (144) and blocks (12).

*Jenny Garcia, a 2000 Roy grad, is a 5-11 forward at Highlands who has been named RMAC women's freshman of the year. She also is an all-West second-teamer. Garcia averaged 14.4 points and 5.6 rebounds a game and shot 48.8 percent from the field in 27 games, including 23 starts.

*Pat Vigil, a 1998 Mora grad, is a 5-3 junior guard for the Cowgirls who's on the all-West honorable-mention team. She played in each game and started 24, averaging 13.0 ppg. Vigil saw action in a team-leading 33.7 minutes a game and also topped the ballclub in 3-pointers made (75), attempted (180) and percentage (41.7).

*Angelic Trujillo, a 1997 Santa Fe High grad, is a 5-4 sophomore guard at NMHU who has been named all-West honorable mention. A starter in 24 games, she averaged 11.9 points and led the 'Pokes in assists (128), steals (71) and free throws attempted (138). …

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