Sports Desk: UFC Fighter Ray Borg inspired by son after a tough year

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On the Sports Desk Monday, New Mexico UFC fighter Ray Borg shares how his son continues to inspire him in life and in his career. Borg’s son has had to undergo six brain surgeries and remains strong and happy. 

“He has gone through a lot of surgeries just because of the high failure rate in shunts, but the last five months have been so smooth,” said Borg. “You know, one finally stuck to him and it’s going really well for him.” Borg also talked about the encouragement he has experienced from the support of others wishing he and his family the best.

Meanwhile, UNM women’s basketball added a pair of new players. Ciani Cryor comes to the Lobos with a lot of experience. The graduate transfer point guard started her career at Georgia Tech and was a starter on a Rutgers’ team the last two seasons that went to the NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Mike Bradbury says Cryor is like the Lobos’ top scoring point guard Asia Robertson.

“She’s going to be a predominate scorer,” said Bradbury. “She’s probably going to lead the team in assists. You know, she is going to do like that.” Celine Dupont is a 6-foot-4 forward and center who has experience playing for the Netherlands national team. “She will bring size,” said Bradbury. “We will develop her as quickly as we can.”

Also, Notah Begay III is a guest in Van Tate’s Sports Office. The four-time PGA Tour winner and golf analyst talked about his former college roommate Tiger Woods, the game of golf, and his NB3 Foundation. “We are just trying to do as much as we can and uplift this community,” said Begay III. “I constantly hear what we can’t do, and I want to get people to talk about what we can do.”

UNM pitcher Justin Slaten is the Mountain West Pitcher of the Week after striking out 11 batters and allowing one earned run in 7 innings of work in a win against Fresno State last Saturday.

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