Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - New Mexico State guard Moriah Mack signed a training camp contract with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) on Tuesday. Moriah Mack is the second Aggie ever to sign a contract with a WNBA franchise. Anita Maxwell was the first Aggie to do so in 1997 when the Cleveland Rockers made her the 29th overall pick in the inaugural year of the WNBA draft.
During 2016-17, Mack’s senior season, the guard led the Aggies to a 24-7 record and a new program record of 17-consecutive wins. By season’s end Mack had helped NM State claim their third-straight Western Athletic Conference regular season and tournament title and the team’s third consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The San Antonio, Texas native started in all 31 games for the team and finished the year averaging a team-leading 13.5 points with 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists. The guard also totaled 59 steals and nine blocks this season.
After the stellar senior season, Mack was named the WAC Player of the Year, earned First-Team All-WAC and First-Team All-Defensive and was selected as the WAC Tournament MVP. This was the second straight year being named to the First-Team All-WAC and third straight First-Team All-Defensive honor for Mack.
On January 28, against the Utah Valley Wolverines, the senior became the 22nd player in New Mexico State women’s basketball history to join the 1,000 point club. Mack finished her Aggie career with 1,155 points over 115 games (10.0 PPG). After going 85-229 from three-point range, the .371 three-point field goal percentage for the Aggie was good for fourth all-time in program history.
During her junior campaign, Mack finished the season with 11.7 points per game, good for second on the team despite sitting out the first eight games of the season. The guard was the team’s leading scorer in WAC play with 13.1 points per game and 5.6 boards per game.
Mack’s freshman and sophomore season saw her start in 55 of the team’s 61 games. She also helped guide NM State to its first-ever WAC Tournament title and first NCAA tournament berth since the 1987-88 season in 2015.
In leading NM State to a program-best three-straight conference titles, Mack was a driving force behind the team posting a combined record of 72-20 and 46-2 in conference play over three years.
At Reagan High School, Mack was honored as a two-time all-state and three-time first team all-district selection. In her senior season, the guard led the team to a program-best record of 32-2.