NMSU Claims Third Consecutive WAC Commissioner's Cup

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Athletic Department captured its record-setting third-straight Western Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday the league announced.

NM State’s 87.00 points at season’s end gave the Aggies a 2.50 point cushion over UMKC, who came in second with 84.50 points.

“NM State athletics being awarded the WAC Commissioner’s Cup for the third-consecutive year is a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration as well as all who have supported our programs with private dollars,” Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “With a significant budget issues on-going, it is gratifying to see our teams performing at a high level across the board on a consistent basis.”

Of the 19 sports that the WAC sponsors, NM State only competes in 15 of those possible sports. With that said, Aggie teams were able to take home eight regular-season or conference tournament titles on the year. Volleyball and men’s tennis claim regular-season titles while men’s basketball and women’s golf captured tournament titles in addition to women’s basketball and softball laying claim to both the regular-season and postseason titles.

The Aggies became the only team to win three-straight commissioner’s cups, joining Boise State and Fresno State as the only teams to have won the cup three times.

Rounding out the top-three was Seattle U, checking in with 80.25 points while Utah Valley was just short of cracking the top-three with 80.00 points. Grand Canyon (68), CSU Bakersfield (55.75), UT Rio Grande Valley (54.50) and Chicago State (20.75) complete the rest of the standings.