TBird Alumnus to be Inducted into Tarleton State University
[from Tarleton State News – October 15, 2018]
Tarleton State University will induct (l-r) Tommy Houston, Bradley Harter, and Kim Todd Hodge into the Rodeo Hall of Fame on November 3
Kim Todd Hodge, a former NMJC Rodeo team member, will be inducted into the Tarleton State University's Rodeo Hall of Fame, Saturday, November 3 in Stephenville. Hodge is being honored along with Bradley Harter and Tommy Houston.
Hodge grew up in Colorado where she began her rodeo career competing in Little Britches and high school rodeos. She qualified for the Colorado National High School Rodeo team all four years of her high school career, and was offered numerous full-ride college rodeo scholarships before deciding to go south to the NIRA Southwest Region. Hodge competed her first two years in the NIRA at New Mexico Junior College in
Hobbs, NM, from 1984-1986, and then transferred to Tarleton as a junior. She competed in barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway roping and team roping. In 1986, Hodge won the All-Around at Eastern New Mexico College Rodeo and at the Sul Ross University Rodeo, going on to win the Southwest Region All-Around Cowgirl title, which qualified her to compete at the CNFR in Bozeman, Montana. After graduating from Tarleton in 1988 with a bachelor's degree, she married, and two years later became mother of twin daughters. Hodge has used her degree and experience at Tarleton to build a successful entrepreneurial business helping people with health and wellness, interior design and hospitality events.
To date, Tarleton has inducted 34 former rodeo team members, coaches and program supporters into the university's Rodeo Hall of Fame.