Aug. 7, 2010
EL PASO - Olapade Adeniken, Paul Gibson, Michael Musyoki, Be Stoney and Bob Wallace have been selected as the 2010 class of the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame that will be inducted on Friday, Oct. 22.
Three of the five inductees represent UTEP’s track and field field program. Adeniken, a two-time NCAA champion, claimed the 1992 outdoor crowns in the 100m and 200m. He is one of only seven Miners in UTEP history to claim a pair of titles at a single national meet. He finished his career as a 14-time All-American and an 11-time Western Athletic (WAC) champion. The Benin City, Nigeria, native set the indoor and outdoor 200m records and set a new standard in the outdoor 100m in 1992 – he currently ranks second all-time in all three events. The three-time Olympian was a silver medalist as part of the 400-meter relay at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
Musyoki was the 1978 NCAA outdoor champion in the 10,000 meters and won the 1979 and 1981 three-mile race outdoor titles. The 11-time All-American and eight-time WAC champion was a member of 11 NCAA championship teams that included the record-breaking 1981 cross country squad that scored 17 points; Musyoki finished second. The Machakos, Kenya, set the outdoor 10,000m record in 1979 and currently ranks fifth all-time in the event. Following his collegiate career, Musyoki took bronze in the 5,000m at the 1984 Olympics.
Gibson, a Carlsbad, NM, native, took the 120-yard hurdle crown at the 1970 NCAA Outdoor Championships. He was awarded All-American honors three times during his time at UTEP and won three WAC titles. Gibson still holds the indoor 55m hurdles (7.24) record set in 1970 and the outdoor 110m hurdles record (13.64) set during the 1971 season.
Stoney, the only female in this year’s class, is the first women’s basketball player to be inducted into the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame. She is only the third woman to be selected individually and the first non-track and field female athlete to enter the elite group of accomplished Miners. A Miner from 1977 to 1981, Stoney ranks third all-time in UTEP’s career points with 1,249. Her 563 career rebounds made her just the second player in program history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Additionally, Stoney ranks top ten in career free throws made with 217.
UTEP’s go-to receiver from 1965 to 1967, Wallace etched his name in the school recordbooks and ranks top-10 in four receiving categories to this day. A native of Little Rock, Ark., Wallace ranks fourth all-time in single game receiving yards (233), is tied for fourth in career touchdowns (19), seventh in career yards (2,161) and 10th in career reception (123). He is just one of five players with 200-yard games in UTEP football history.
The UTEP Athletic Hall of Fame dinner will be held at the Larry K. Durham Center Hall of Champions the evening prior to UTEP’s game against Tulane. The five inductees will be presented during Saturday’s 7:05 p.m. game.
For more information, including ticket and table prices, please contact the Miner Athletic Club at (915) 747-8759 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.