The 1986-87 athletic season at the University of New Mexico was one for the record books. The lobos, both men and women, enjoyed one of their most productive seasons since intercollegiate sports began nearly 95 years ago. UNM produced 18 All-Americans in six different sports and a load of all-league performers from both the Western Athletic Conference (men) and High Country Athletic Conference (women). In addition, four teams represented the University of New Mexican championship events. The .combined men's and women's ski team produced the school's best finish with a fifth place showing nationally. Skiing was responsible for eight of the 18 All-Americans. The men's gymnastics team finished sixth at NCAA. It was the second consecutive appearance and eighth overall for Rusty Mitchell's male gymnasts. Both golf teams advanced to the national tournaments. The women, playing on their home course at University South took seventh, while the men placed 28th. Individual NCAA champions from New Mexico were gymnast Chad Fox and golfer Caroline Keggi. Fox, just a sophomore, successfully defended his vaulting title and add the floor exercise, giving him three national title in two years. Keggi took top honors for women's golf edging Anne Jones from San Jose State on the first extra hole of a sudden death playoff. Other lobo All-Americans included gymnasts Tom Novak (3rd on pommel horse), Scott Burr (3rd in rings), and Lisa Pank (6th on balance beam, 8th in all-around), •sw.imner Duncan Cruickshank (3rd in 1,650 freestyle) and distance runner Bill Mangan (9th in 5,000 meters) and Carole Roybal (18th in cross country).
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University of New Mexico. "Annual Report of the University, 1986-1987, Volumes 1-5." (1987). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_annual_reports/58