NMSU Football Secures Postseason Deal With NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced an agreement with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl that will secure NM State football's postseason future leading into Independent status.

"New Mexico State University and our football program are excited to enter into a bowl agreement with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl for 2018 and 2019," said Moccia. "Every aspect of our experience last year was nothing short of phenomenal. With the proximity to Las Cruces, date of the game, weather of Tucson and the amount of alumni we have in Arizona makes this a perfect opportunity for our team as well as Aggie Nation. We appreciate Executive Director Kym Adair and her board affording us this opportunity. The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl and Visit Tucson are widely recognized for providing a first class destination and experience for the participating teams and their fans."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Head coach Mike Jordan announced the New Mexico State volleyball schedule for the 2018 season on Friday. A challenging slate awaits the Aggies as the team looks to claim its fourth-straight Western Athletic Conference regular-season title during the upcoming season.

The schedule for NM State includes 29 regular-season matches with 11 matches taking place at the Pan American Center. New Mexico State faces conference opponents 16 times this season, which includes the squad’s WAC opener at new league member Cal Baptist. The Aggies also battle a pair of PAC-12 opponents and host Arizona at the Pan American Center.

NM State opens the season at the Sun Devil Classic on Aug. 24 in Tempe Ariz., when the team takes on Pacific and host Arizona State during the first day of competition. The Aggies close out the tournament with a match against the Mavericks of UT Arlington on Aug 25.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Coach Doug Martin Signs New Four-Year Contract

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics announced Friday that Aggie head football coach Doug Martin has agreed to a new four-year contract.

“What Doug Martin, his staff and our players accomplished last year has not been seen in a generation,” Moccia said. “The program he inherited has undergone a significant transformation. Academically, socially and competitively he has made vast strides in all three areas. This past season, the amount of national attention on the football program, our athletic department and our University was unparalleled. As we head into independent status, it was critical we secure Doug’s services for the long term.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Men's Basketball Coach Chris Jans Signs Restructured Contract

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Thursday that head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans has agreed to a restructured contract that will keep him through the 2021-22 season.

“The success Coach Jans had in his inaugural season was phenomenal,” said Moccia. “After three-consecutive seasons with a new head coach, it was imperative for the program to retain him for the long term. Being fiscally responsible is a must at NM State Athletics and 100% of the funds towards the new contract came from private donors and funds made available through our recent debt extension.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jamin Smith Named To Weurffel Trophy Watch List

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FORT WALTON BEACH, FL - The 2018 Wuerffel Trophy announced its watch list today of 106 players from college football's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) on Thursday. New Mexico State football offensive lineman Jamin Smith earned a nod for the watch list.

The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service," is presented annually at the All Sports Association’s Awards Banquet in Fort Walton Beach. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel from the University of Florida, the Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jason Huntley Selected For Paul Hornung Award Watch List

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LOUISVILLE, KY - The Louisville Sports Commission released its preseason watch list for the 2018 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse on Thursday. New Mexico State running back and return man Jason Huntley was recognized as one of 43 players to be placed on the watch list.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its ninth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission, and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. This will be The Paul Hornung Award’s third year as an associate member of the prestigious National College Football Awards Association.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Track And Field Team Receives USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Academic Team and Individual awards for the 2017-18 NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons on Thursday. The NM State women's track and field team was recognized by the organization for its accomplishments on the track and in the classroom with Hannah Smith also earning individual honors.

In total, 361 teams were recognized for their academic accomplishments by the USTFCCCA. Breaking it down further, 220 of those were women's teams compared to 141 men's programs. There were 874 women and 624 men who earned individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2017-18 track & field seasons.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Michael McGilton Named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar

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NORMAN, OK - The Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholars were announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday. New Mexico State men’s golfer Michael McGilton was earned the honor after a stellar junior season.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

On top of excelling in the classroom, McGilton led all returning Aggies with a 74.14 stroke average after 36 rounds of play. The golfer also had three top-25 finishes with one top-10 finish on the year.

Jemerrio Jones Earns 2017-18 WAC Sportsmanship Award

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DENVER – NM State men's basketball student-athlete Jemerrio Jones has been awarded the 2017-18 WAC Sportsmanship Award for his display of sportsmanship during the season.

The WAC received two nominations on behalf of Jones, the WAC Player of the Year, for his sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the season. The first came in February after the Aggies lost to Utah Valley in an important contest in Las Cruces. A Wolverine fan reached out via social media.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Eight Aggies Garner ITA Scholar-Athletes Honor

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TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State men's and women's tennis programs had eight combined players named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes Tuesday afternoon. In addition, both men's and women's teams earned All-Academic Team accolades as well.

The Aggie women have now earned ITA All-Academic Team honors for the 15th-consecutive year while the men were honored for the sixth-straight season.

On the men's side, Stijn de Haan (aerospace engineering) and Enrique Asmar (civil engineering) both earned their third-straight ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition while Luis Flores (finance) earned the honor for the second-consecutive year. Louis Menard (finance), Yusuke Nishitani (marketing) and Alejandro Rosas (mathematics) claimed their first since joining NM State last season. This is the sixth-consecutive season the Aggies have had four or more student-athletes earn this honor.  Continue Reading This Post >>