Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rio Rancho AD Earns Top Honor.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

For the second time in six years, Gary Hveem has been honored as his state's top athletic director.

The Rio Rancho High School AD was announced last week as the New Mexico Athletic Director of the Year. The award is given by the National Association for Sport & Physical Education.

Hveem won the same award in 1995 while working in Iowa City, Iowa. He is a native of Osage, Iowa.

Hveem, 60, who since July has been serving as president of the New Mexico High School Athletic Directors Association, was brought into the city's first high school to get its sports programs off the ground.

"I'm very humbled, and at the same time, very proud of the athletic department at Rio Rancho High School," Hveem said. …

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