McMann, Mariner named greatest

CNJ Staff

Dallas McMann, a senior catcher on the baseball team, and Christabell Mariner, a senior middle blocker on the volleyball team, have been accorded Eastern New Mexico University’s “Greatest Greyhound” and “Greatest Zia” honors for the 2002-03 school year.
The awards were presented Tuesday night at the school’s annual athletic banquet at the ENMU Ballroom in the Campus Union building.
McMann, a four-year starter for the Greyhounds from Amarillo, holds the school’s career (.376) and single-season (.433) batting average records, the latter set in 2002. He is ENMU’s all-time doubles leader with 53, and second on the home run list with 21.
He had 261 career hits, with 154 runs scored, 143 RBIs and 11 triples. McMann, who started in 186 games and played in 191 of 198 in his career, ranked first on the 2003 team in batting average (.367), home runs (8), doubles (18), hits (66), runs (43), RBIs (31) and slugging percentage (.622).
The Lone Star Conference South Division hitter of the week five times in his career, McMann was a first-team All-LSC South selection in 2001 and 2002, and a second-team Verizon Academic All-District choice in 2002. He was an LSC South All-Academic selection in 2001 and 2002, and has been a member of the ENMU athletic honor roll five semesters.
Mariner, a four-year letterwinner from Pago Pago, American Samoa, holds the ENMU volleyball record for career kills (1,695) and has the top two single-season totals in school history (575 in 2001 and 567 in 2000). She ranks second all-time at ENMU in total blocks (471), third in service aces (120) and fourth in digs (1,102), and is tied for the third-highest single-season total in aces with 49 in 2002.
Mariner was a first-team Daktronics, Inc. All-Southwest Region selection in 2000 and a second-team choice in 2002. She was first-team All-LSC South in each of the past three seasons, and was the South’s hitter of the week five times.
She was on the ENMU athletic honor roll twice.