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HU Grad Hector Hernandez Named to RMAC All-Time Wrestling Team

Hector Hernandez, a New Mexico Highlands University national champion wrestler in 1987, was named to the prestigious RMAC All-Time Wrestling Team.The RMAC is naming its top athletes over the years to All-Time teams as part of the conference’s 100-year anniversary celebration in 2009.  Hernandez racked up an impressive record while wrestling for the Cowboys from 1984-1987. In additional to the national championship in 1987, he was also a two-time Academic All American and three-time RMAC Champion. In 2003, the RMAC named Hernandez to its Hall of Fame.Hernandez grew up in El Paso, Texas, and was recruited in 1984 by Steve Sanchez, Highlands’ wrestling coach at the time.”Coach Sanchez was a great mentor for me during my time at Highlands,” Hernandez said. “I’ve always had a strong allegiance to Highlands and Las Vegas because they took me in, nurtured me, and allowed me to train.”Hernandez added, “I’m honored and thrilled to be selected for this RMAC All-Time Wrestling Team.”Hernandez has worked for the United States Secret Service for more than 17 years and is currently in charge of its national recruitment program. He is based out of the Secret Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. Hernandez earned his bachelor’s degree from Highlands with a double major in sociology and political science, and went on to complete his master’s degree from Highlands in public affairs.