NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

MSC 3189, P.O. Box 30005
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8005
(505) 646-3007

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NEWS RELEASE

September 12, 2001 Contact: Olivia Lara, Public Relations Specialist
For Immediate Release Ricardo Rel, Special Assistant to the Director
Office: (505) 646-2804

DUBOIS RODEO SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT FROM RODEO, NEW MEXICO
NMSU Junior to Compete in Calf and Team Roping

Las Cruces, NM --New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture, Frank A. DuBois, has selected William (Bill) Warner Snure, a junior from Rodeo, New Mexico, as a recipient of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship for the academic school year 2001-2002. "Bill is an accomplished rodeo athlete with a high grade-point average (GPA) and will certainly be an asset to the NMSU rodeo team," says Secretary DuBois.

Snure graduated from Animas High School and transferred from Central Arizona University where he was an honor student with a GPA of 3.1. Snure says, "I've attended two junior colleges in the past because universities in the region did not offer rodeo scholarships. NMSU is one of the best agricultural schools in the nation and I'm honored to be among the first group to receive the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship." He is currently majoring in Ag Economics.

Snure qualified for the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo finals in calf roping and team roping in 2000 and 2001. Snure is the 2001 Grand Canyon Region reserve champion in calf roping, team roping, and "All-Around Cowboy" categories. He was also named the rodeo team's "Most Valuable Player" at Central Arizona College last semester. Snure also assisted the Central Arizona College rodeo team in winning two consecutive Grand Canyon Region champion team titles in 2000 and 2001.

Snure was a four-time National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) qualifier in calf roping from 1995 through 1998 as well as a two-time NHSFR qualifier in team roping in 1996 and 1997.

Snure's parents are Rick and Fran Snure of Rodeo, New Mexico. He has two brothers, 27-year-old Roland and 20-year-old Clay.

Other scholarship recipients include Jessica Curtis, a sophomore from Roswell, New Mexico; James Green, a freshman from Socorro, New Mexico; and Andrew Lake, a senior, from Waterflow, New Mexico.

For more information on the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship program, you may call (505) 646-5063 or logon to http://www.nmsu.edu/~duboisrodeo/.

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Editor's Note: Media interested in obtaining action photographs of Bill Snure, may contact Beth Miller at (505) 646-3008.