Nick Gonzalez Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week For Second Consecutive Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its baseball players of the week on Monday morning. Another stellar performance at the plate in the past weekend series earned New Mexico State’s Nick Gonzales his second-straight WAC Hitter of the Week honor.

This past weekend series versus Yale saw Gonzales pick up a hit in each of the Aggies’ four games. The sophomore finished the week hitting .611 (11-of-18) from the plate, posting a 1.222 slugging percentage with six extra-base hits.

Gonzales drove in 11 runs and scored another seven as NM State took 3-of-4 from the Bulldogs. His strong play was highlighted in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader where the second baseman went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and six runs batted in. Then in the series finale Gonzales continued to roll going 3-for-5 with 5 RBI. On the season, Gonzales is hitting .675 with 19 runs scored, 27 RBI and six home runs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls To Ohio State To Close Out Mary Nutter Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - New Mexico State softball closed out the Mary Nutter Classic with a contest against Ohio State on Sunday morning. The Aggies fell to the Buckeyes 5-1 in the tournament finale.

How It Happened
NM State (9-5) got behind early when starting pitcher Samaria Diaz gave up a solo home run over the centerfield fence to Ohio State (8-4). After an easy second that included a pair of strikeouts for the junior, Diaz fell into trouble during the third when the Buckeyes loaded the bases with a single, a walk and a hit batter. The pitcher escaped the jam when the next batter grounded out, keeping New Mexico State’s deficit at just a run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Spits A Pair Of Games On Day Two At Mary Nutter Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - New Mexico State softball continued the Mary Nutter Classic with games against California and Missouri on Saturday. The Aggies topped the Bears 6-5 in 10 innings but were unable to produce a hit against the Tigers, falling 15-0 in just five innings..

GAME ONE

NM State (9-4) fell behind early when a single and a double led to the Cal (7-7) bringing home a run in the bottom of the third. In the top of the next frame, the Aggies countered with a rally when Kayla Bowen posted a two-out double to centerfield. Fellow freshmen Mya Felder followed her teammate with a home run out over the fence in center to give New Mexico State the 2-1 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Clinches Top Seed In WAC Tournament With 70-67 Win At UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team outlasted UT Rio Grande Valley, 70-67, in Edinburg on Saturday night for its 11th-straight win and clinched the #1 seed in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament for the fifth-straight year.

The Aggies (20-6, 12-1) fell behind 4-0 early before a Monique Mills three with 8:42 in the first got NM State on the board. UTRGV (14-12, 8-5) then went a 7-2 run to lead 11-5 with 4:32 on the clock. The two sides then went back-and-forth, with an Adenike Aderinto layup with 47 seconds trimming the Aggies’ deficit to 14-11 heading into the second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Takes Second At WAC Indoor Track And Field Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NAMPA, ID - New Mexico State track and field competed at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships at the Ford Idaho Center on Saturday. The Aggies placed second as a team at the conference meet.

Keosha Sanders set a new program record when she ran 7.42 in the 60m. The sprinter previously set the school record in the team's first meet of the season. Brooke Wallace also competed in the race and took eighth with a time of 7.80.

Asjah Wallace won the 60m hurdles title when she ran 8.45 for a program record and a personal best. Arneisha Mitchell took seventh at 8.93.

In the 200m race. B. Wallace took the crown when she ran 24.32. She was followed closely behind by A. Wallace, who ran 24.34 to take second in the event.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats UTRGV 88-79, Clinches Top Seed In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament and a share of the regular-season title after its 88-79 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley Saturday evening in a raucous Pan American Center.

Saturday’s win secured NM State the top-seed in the conference tournament for the second-consecutive year and fourth time in five years.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU And Akron Schedule Football Series For 2020 And 2022

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team and the Akron have signed a home-and-home series for the 2020 and 2022 seasons Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced.

The first meeting between the Aggies and Zips is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, at Aggie Memorial Stadium. NM State then makes the return trip to InfoCision Stadium in 2022 for an Oct. 1 battle.

New Mexico State trails the all-time series 1-0 with the only lone meeting occurring in 1988 in favor of Akron.

New Mexico State is set to open its 2019 schedule with a pair of road contests. The Aggies kick-off the 2019 season in Pullman, Wash., against Washington State followed by the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide on Sept. 7.

To purchase or renew your NM State Football season tickets, visit the Pan American Center ticket office or by calling the Aggie Athletic Club at 575-646-5151.

NMSU Men's Basketball Downs Texas A&M International

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball recorded its 12th-straight victory Tuesday night with an 80-42 victory over Texas A&M International in the Pan American Center.

“Obviously we got off to a great start, and then about the second media we were talking about ‘this is about us’, trying to execute, play better, compete better and compete smarter,” Aggie head coach Chris Jans said. “[We’re] kind of playing against the game at that point and try to use it to try and get better and work on us.”

New Mexico State (23-4, 11-1 WAC) got off to a quick 2-0 start after winning the tip and never looked back, jumping out to an 11-3 lead at the 15:41 media break. After their first bucket with 19:15 on the clock, the Dustdevils were held without a field-goal until the 11:34 mark when Danny Spinuzza hit his second three of the night to make it 25-6 in favor of the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Athletic Club Hits 1,000 Member Milestone

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggie Athletic Club has seen a tremendous increase in the last four years since the new athletic administration arrived to the tune of 1,000 members, up from the 671 members in 2014-15.

“Eclipsing the 1,000 member number in the Aggie Athletic Club is a very satisfying milestone to hit for NM State athletics,” Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “Four years ago we had significantly less members with a total dollar amount of only $168,000 generated.

The largest increase in AAC cash donations came between 2016-17 and 2017-18, checking in at $196,069. Meanwhile, the 224 member increase from last year brought the membership total to 783, which made the 1,000 member mark attainable for the athletic department.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nick Gonzalez Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Nick Gonzales has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Feb. 11 – Feb. 17.

Gonzales, a sophomore infielder from Vail, Ariz. (Cienega HS), was in midseason form on opening weekend, going 16-of-22 from the plate with four home runs and 16 RBIs in an Aggie sweep of defending SWAC champion Texas Southern. The 2018 WAC Freshman of the Year had a perfect 5-for-5 night on Friday, driving in six RBIs with a pair of home runs in a 20-2 win. On Saturday, he went 8-for-12 with seven runs scored and five RBIs in a doubleheader sweep that saw NM State outscore TSU, 62-14. He followed that up with a 3-for-5 day on Sunday, driving in five RBIs in a seven-inning 16-3 win to clinch the sweep.