|Former Orediggers Rhodes, Fix Named to RMAC All-Time Teams|
|In November 2008, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced that former Oredigger Jeff Rhodes was named to the RMAC All-Time Men’s Basketball Team. Rhodes, who was a four-year letter winner for the Orediggers from 1978-79 to 1981-82, is Colorado School of Mines’ all-time career leader in rebounds and assists. Also the schools’ single-season leader in rebounds and assists, Rhodes earned All-RMAC and All-Region accolades following his junior and senior seasons. Rhodes, who also led the RMAC in field goal percentage as a sophomore and junior, was inducted into the CSM Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.
Two months later, in January 2009, the RMAC announced that former Oredigger Dan Fix had been named to the RMAC All-Time Wrestling Team. Fix, who competed for the Orediggers during the 1961, 1962 and 1964 seasons (injured in 1963), was a three-time RMAC Champion (1961-62, 1964) and a five-time All-American (once in 1961, and twice during the 1962 and 1964 seasons) during his collegiate career at Colorado School of Mines. Inducted into the CSM Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997, Fix was a two-time Team MVP (1962, 1964) at Mines and served as a team captain in 1962. Fix was also a member of the 1961 and 1964 wrestling teams, both of which were inducted into the CSM Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.
As a freshman in 1961, Fix finished fourth at the NAIA Tournament as the Orediggers placed second as a team. Fix led Mines to a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Division I
tournament as a sophomore in 1962, placing fourth individually. Fix also competed at the NAIA Tournament in 1962 and helped lead Mines to a second-place showing at the NCAA Division II Tournament as a senior in 1964. As an individual in 1964, Fix placed third at the NCAA Division I Tournament and was the runner-up at the NCAA Division II tournament.
Mines Volleyball Team Lends a Hand
In November 2008, the Colorado School of Mines volleyball team participated in the Operation Christmas Child program, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Since 1993, this organization has helped fill more than 61 million shoe boxes full of holiday gifts for children across the globe. The Mines student-athletes filled a shoe box full of goodies for a young boy who received the gifts during the 2008 holiday season.
Oredigger News & Notes...
Following the RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 27-28, 2009, at Chadron State College, Mines Head Track and Field Coach Art Siemers was selected as the 2009 RMAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, as well as the 2009 RMAC Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year.
Jason Decker, a senior on the men’s soccer team, earned NSCAA / adidas Third Team All-American honors following the 2008 season.
Marc Schiechl, a sophomore on Mines’ football team, earned Third Team All-American recognition from Don Hansen’s Football Gazette in 2008.
Kayla Mitchell, a junior on the women’s soccer team, earned NSCAA / adidas College Scholar (College Division) Third Team All-American honors at the conclusion
of the 2008 season.
For complete schedules, rosters, results and statistics, please visit the Colorado School of Mines Athletics web site.