|Posted November 25, 2008|
Pack alum Tatum named to RMAC all-time team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - One of the best players in Pueblo collegiate history, Cal Tatum, was selected to the 12-member Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time Team, the RMAC announced Tuesday.
Tatum, who played from 1969-73 during the school's time as Southern Colorado State College, still remains the ThunderWolves' all-time leader in scoring with 2,143 points, one of just two players in school history to have eclipsed the 2,000 point mark. Tatum also is the all-time standard-bearer in points per game (20.2), and is in the top five all-time in rebounds (5th with 804), rebounds per game (5th with 7.8), and free-throw percentage (2nd with .781).
Tatum was the lone ThunderWolf alum listed on the team. Nine RMAC schools were represented on the 12-member team.
The top 12 players and top head coach in RMAC men's basketball history have been selected to help celebrate the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's 100th anniversary in 2009. The RMAC is the fourth oldest conference in the country, and the most historic in the western U.S.
The RMAC All-Time Men's Basketball Team was selected by representatives from the conference's schools that participate in the sport of men's basketball. Official records for RMAC men's basketball date back to 1972, but it is known that the conference has sponsored the sport of men's basketball since the 1920s. There are no records of RMAC Player of the Year before 1994 or Coach of the Year before 1992.
Metro State landed three players on the all-time team, including DeMarcos Anzures, who was voted the all-time top player in RMAC history.
The RMAC All-Time Top Coach is Mike Dunlap, who led Metro State to the 2000 and 2002 NCAA Division II National Championships. Dunlap is now the associate head coach at the University of Arizona.
"To be a part of that means your administration and your players were second to none," said Dunlap. "It humbles you because your contemporaries are voting on something over a hundred years. I know on one end I'm not deserving, but on the other end I will take it with full compliment."
As part of the Centennial Celebration, all-time teams are being selected in 19 RMAC sports. The RMAC's Centennial Celebration will take place on July 11, 2009 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. More information to come in the next few months. A new all-time team will be recognized each month leading up to the celebration.
RMAC Centennial Celebration All-Time Men's Basketball Team
MVP - DeMarcos Anzures, Metro State
Alonzo Goldston, Fort Hays State
Jon Baskin, Mesa State
Nick Svehla, Nebraska-Kearney
Lonnie Porter, Adams State
Jeff Rhodes, Colorado Mines
Nick Branting, Nebraska-Kearney
Lee Barlow, Metro State
Harold Ware, Western New Mexico
Brian Stamer, Colorado Christian
Cal Tatum, CSU-Pueblo
Mark Worthington, Metro State
Coach - Mike Dunlap, Metro State
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