LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State Athletics Department, in conjunction with US Bank, is proud to announce the three distinguished former student-athletes selected as this year's inductees into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.
The class of 2016 includes baseball All-American Billy Becher, and volleyball All-Americans Stevi Adams Maytubby and Kim Oguh Nield.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the Feb. 20 men's basketball game when the Aggies close their home schedule against Seattle U at the Pan American Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Becher (2003-04) is one of the most decorated baseball student-athletes ever at NM State. Twice named first team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers, USA Today, College Baseball's Louisville Slugger and College Baseball Insider, Becher set the Aggie record and led the NCAA in home runs with 32 in 2003. He was the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 2003 and a finalist for the Dick Howser and Rotary Smith Awards as National Player of the Year He led the team again in 2004 with 25 to set the Aggie career mark with 57 round-trippers in two seasons. Drafted by the Oakland A's, he played three seasons in the minor leagues. Now living in Gilbert, Ariz., Becher is the assistant sales manager at Earnhart Nissan in Mesa, Ariz.
Adams Maytubby (2001-04) was an Aggie star on the hardwood court. The Houston, Texas native was named an honorable mention AVCA All-American her senior year in 2004 as well as first team AVCA All-Region. She was named All-Sun Belt Conference three times, twice first team in 2003 and 2004, and once second team in 2002. When she graduated, the outside hitter left as the Aggies all-time leader with 1,559 kills and was third in career service aces (145) and career digs (1,281). When she ended her playing career, she was the only player in school history to be ranked in the top five in career kills, digs and aces. She is now an advertising account manager for Houstonia Magazine in Houston.
Oguh Nield (2004-07) is the only three-time All-American in NM State volleyball history, named an honorable mention in 2005, 2006, and 2007. The El Paso middle blocker was also named AVCA All-Region, a first team All-Western Athletic Conference and WAC All-Tournament player as a sophomore, junior and senior. Her prowess at the net still has her ranked third in career blocks (463), third in single-season blocks (175 in 2006) and third in career hitting percentage (.337), while recording 1,150 career kills. Now in a career as a human resources consultant for ADT, she lives in Houston.