NMSU Women's Basketball Beats Utah Valley 59-51

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team played host to Western Athletic Conference foe Utah Valley on Thursday night at the Pan American Center. An early run in the third quarter, followed by stout defense to close out the game led the Aggies to a 59-51 victory over the Wolverines.

Following the victory to end a two-game skid head coach Brooke Atkinson said “Getting back to being us by sharing the basketball, playing with energy and playing strong on the defensive end really spurred us. The ability to rebound and push also really helped and that is when we are at our best.”

The contest started slow with each team only putting up eight points at the media timeout 6:05 into the first quarter. Following the stoppage NM State (13-11, 7-3 WAC) was able to knock down back-to-back three-pointer to grab a 13-10 advantage over Utah Valley (12-15, 4-6 WAC) through 10 minutes of play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Falls At Utah Valley 86-79

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team saw its 11-game winning-streak snapped Thursday night on the road at the UCCU Center against Utah Valley 86-79 as the top-two teams in the league went toe-to-toe.

Thursday night’s loss now has NM State 22-4 overall on the season and 9-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. However, the Aggies still have a two-game cushion in league play against UVU and Seattle U – who have three losses each – with four games remaining in the regular-season.

NM State got off to a quick start, draining back-to-back three-balls, but then saw Utah Valley (18-8, 8-3) answer right back with six-straight of its own. The teams went back-and-forth from that point as both squads exchanged short runs. However, a 6-0 run by Utah Valley powered by Brandon Randolph gave the Wolverines a 27-24 lead and forced an Aggie timeout.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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NMSU Softball Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Fahren Glackin and Kayla Green have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 5-11. This is the first-ever honor for Glackin and the fourth honor for Green.

Glackin, a senior first baseman from Honolulu, played an imperative role in the Aggies’ 2-1 record against No. 17 Kentucky to open the season, batting .800 with a hit in each game of the series and reaching base multiple times in each game. She also posted an .800 slugging percentage and a .917 on-base percentage. Glackin recorded four runs and four hits for NM State and drove in one run in each of the victories. She walked four times over the course of the series and was hit by a pitch three times.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Drops Series Finale With No. 17/13 Kentucky

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball fell to No. 17 Kentucky in the series finale on Sunday at the NM State Softball Complex. Despite taking an early lead in the second inning, NM State fell to the Wildcats 10-2.

"Overall, I think it was a great weekend. Having the opportunity to play a top-ranked team gave us the chance to evaluate where we are and where we want to be," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "I believe we did a lot of things right this weekend. The series gave us the opportunity to identify some things that we need to work on before we play again but I'm very proud of the overall effort from our team this weekend. "  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Upsets No. 17 Kentucky To Open 2018 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team started the season on a high note when the Aggies took down No. 17 Kentucky 12-9 and 10-6 at the NM State Softball Complex to open the season.

"I really challenged to team to come out, be who we are and play hard," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "We got great contributions both offensively and defensively. I liked the looks I got from the pitchers in the circle. We've got a good mix of a staff. Not only was our short game good tonight but out power hitters came out and did what we hoped they would do with the runners on base. It was a great start and we know it's back to work tomorrow."

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NMSU Men's Basketball Rallies For 74-70 Win Over Grand Canyon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Clutch free-throws down the stretch in the final 2:26 minutes of play lifted the New Mexico State men’s basketball team past Grand Canyon Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 12,898 inside the Pan American Center, 74-70.

The over-capacity crowd played a significant role in the win Saturday night, fueling the Aggies in the final minutes of play while also disrupting the GCU offense to the tune of just 1-of-8 shooting in the final five minutes of play.

New Mexico State (23-3, 9-0 WAC), winners of 11-straight after Saturday’s thrilling victory, have been solid from the free-throw line lately and used it to its advantage. The Aggies knocked down 8-of-10 from the charity stripe in the final five minutes of action en route to their win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls 50-34 At GCU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team closed out a three-game road swing in Phoenix, Ariz. against Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon at GCU Arena on Saturday. A tough game shooting plagued the Aggies and they fell to the Lopes, 50-34.

Shooting looked to be the kryptonite of each team as the game opened. The first basket came 1:37 into the contest when Gia Pack knocked down a jumper for NM State (RECORD). Grand Canyon (RECORD) proceeded to go on a 7-2 run for the first lead change of the contest.

Through the first 10 minutes of action, the Aggies trailed the Lopes 12-8. The GCU lead came off a pair of made three-pointers, the only two of the opening quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - For an 11th-straight season, the New Mexico State women's cross country team was recognized as an NCAA Division I All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced on Friday.

"The number of years in a row our women's teams have won this award is a testament to how ingrained academic success has become within the team's culture. It is something that started a long time ago and our level of academic expectation has been passed down year after year," assistant coach Joseph Rath said. "Distance running requires a lot of self-discipline and focus that I have always felt transfers over well to the classroom. These young ladies have shown once again that you can balance training, racing and school at a consistently high level."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Signs Eight To 2018 Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The ink is finally dry for the eight future Aggies that signed their National Letter of Intent to play soccer at New Mexico State on Thursday afternoon first-year head coach Rob Baarts announced.

“I am excited to add such a well-rounded class to the Aggie soccer family,” Baarts said. “We have a good mixture of technical talent, on the offensive end, along with strong athletic defenders to help shore up the back line. We are looking forward to bringing an exciting and flowing brand of soccer to the Aggie fans.”  Continue Reading This Post >>