Mulvihill for St. Thomas Sports Hall of Fame

Mike Mulvihill (STHS 1956) is only Eagle to then play for an NCAA Division 1 national championship team.

The St. Thomas High School Class of 1956 is now busy rallying support for one their own this month. We have nominated classmate Mike Mulvihill for induction into the STHS Sports all of Fame. Others from St. Thomas who wish to help are strongly encouraged to go the STHS website and print out a nomination form that they each also mail or e-mail back to the alumni office prior to the Feb. 17th deadline for receiving new materials.

Here’s all the info you need to get the job done: For STHS alumni, nominations for a candidate’s induction into the St. Thomas Sports Hall of Fame for 2011, and notes of support submitted on the official nomination forms, are due by Thursday, February 17, 2011. Click here to download a nomination form. Please print, fill-out, and mail-in the nomination form to:

St. Thomas High School Alumni Association
4500 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77007-7332
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To support Mike Mulvihill, simply reference it something like this: “I’m writing in support of the nomination of Mike Mulvihill already submitted on 2/07/2011 by Bill McCurdy.” A STHS committee will select inductees by late February or early March, but our show of support is also important to the successful consideration of our candidate.

Mike Mulvihill, STHS, 1956

For four years (1952-1956) and eight separate seasons of football and baseball, Mike Mulvihill was a driving force behind St. Thomas athletic accomplishment. As a fullback/safety in football, St. Thomas captured a state TCIL (Texas Catholic Interscholastic League) title in 1952 and played competitive football during Mike’s other three seasons. In baseball, Mike worked as n effective power pitcher and speedy outfielder for St. Thomas clubs that took one American Legion state title and three varsity state TCIL championships.

Then Mike Mulvihill graduated in 1956 and went on to do something that no other STHS athlete had ever done before, or since. Mike became a pitcher-outfielder for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and a valued member of the club that won the 1959 national title in NCAA Division 1 level baseball.

Add good grades all the way through school and a 52-year stable marriage and a successful thirty year career in engineering equipment sales to the resume and we have a man who is wholly qualified for this  acknowledgement at the highest level by those of us who passed through the same system at St. Thomas High School.

Simply print out those forms and mail them back “in support of Mike Mulvihill”  today to St. Thomas today with your name and graduation year on the same page. They must get there by next Thursday, Feb. 17th, to be included as weighted support for our very deserving guy.

Acting upon this request is simply an extension of our old school motto. Remember that one? “Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” was, and still is, our school motto – and it is fully in that spirit that we act in goodness and responsive discipline upon the knowledge that Mike Mulvihill is totally  deserving of induction into the St. Thomas High School Sports Hall of Fame.

St. Thomas High School: A Houston educational force since 1900.

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One Response to “Mulvihill for St. Thomas Sports Hall of Fame”

  1. Sam Cochran Says:

    I was fortunate enough to attend St. Thomas High in 1958. There was a guard on the basketball team that appeared to be ready to go on to greatness named Miguel Useche ? (Spelling)
    I was wondering if he was in the hall of fame and if anyone knew if he went on to be successful in basketball in college?

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