67 Aggies Earn Spring Sports And Freshman/Transfer Academic All-WAC Honors

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State Athletics had 41 student-athletes from teams that competed in the spring earn Academic All-WAC honors while an additional 26 student-athletes were named to the Freshman/Transfer Academic All-WAC team.

Women’s track & field had the most honorees amongst the spring teams with 15 while softball came in second with nine student-athletes. The women’s swimming and diving team had 10 freshman or transfers earn academic accolades with women’s track and field right behind them with nine.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

Baseball
Johnathan Groff, Jr.
Matthew McHugh, Sr.
Marcus Still, Fr.

Men’s Golf
Mike McGilton, Jr.

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NMSU Football Set To Take On Ole Miss In 2019

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State football and the Ole Miss Rebels are set to meet on the gridiron in Oxford, Miss. on November 9, 2019. This is the second time the Aggies and Rebels have squared off with the first meeting coming on Oct. 10, 2015 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

After inking the deal with Ole Miss, NM State Athletic Director Mario Moccia said, “I’m very excited for our student-athletes to have the opportunity to travel back to Oxford and take on a top-flight program in Ole Miss. We were able to land a great deal against a program with such a unique atmosphere. We are fortunate for not only our student-athletes but all of our supporters who can make the trip with us down to the Grove for what promises to be a great contest.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lamarcus Lee Signs With NMSU Men's Basketball For 2017-18

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Lamarcus Lee signed with New Mexico State for the upcoming 2017-18 season NM State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans announced.

“Lamarcus is a well-rounded person and player that oozes potential,” Jans said. “He is blessed with elite athleticism and paired with a strong work ethic, which will help him become a very successful Division I student-athlete. There is no limit to Lamarcus' ceiling. I expect him to have a productive and exciting career.”

Lee joins the Aggie basketball program after spending his freshman season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The 6-2 guard led his team in scoring with 15.6 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game last season while shooting 40-percent from the floor. He’s also proficient from 3-point range, shooting 35-percent from beyond the arc in addition to his 2.5 assists per game and 1.1 steals per game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Marcel Renteria Selected In Sixth Round Of MLB Draft By New York Mets

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team made history after day two of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. NM State pitcher Marcel Renteria was selected in the sixth round, pick 187, by the New York Mets.

This early draft selection of Renteria was the second year in a row that an Aggie has been taken in the first six rounds, joining Daniel Johnson who was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft by the Washington Nationals. This was the first time in program history that two Aggies have been drafted in the first six rounds in back-to-back years. Renteria is also just the fifth NM State player all-time to be drafted in the first 10 rounds.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Releases 2017 Soccer Schedule

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado released the 2017 schedule Thursday morning.

The 2017 schedule features 10 home matches, six during the non-conference slate and four during Western Athletic Conference play. The Aggies are also battling it out on the pitch with four teams for the first-time in program history in Alcorn State, Colorado State, Grambling State and SMU – all road games.

“We are excited for what could be an unprecedented season,” Delgado said. “We have several decisive home matches, including rivalry games against UTEP and UNM. We also host tough conference opponents in CSU Bakersfield, Grand Canyon and UMKC.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Adds Mills Twins To 2017-18 Roster

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Brooke Atkinson bolstered her roster for the 2017-18 season with the addition of Dominique and Monique Mills. The twin sisters are each listed at five feet, 10 inches tall and hail from Salt Lake City, Utah.

"We are excited to have Monique and Dominique join the Aggie family,” said Atkinson. “Their accomplishments at the high school and junior college levels show they have been around winning programs. They will both bring length and athleticism to the guard position and help us on both ends of the floor."

Dominique and Monique Mills transfer in after leading 2016-17 Trinity Valley team to its 10th straight national tournament this past season. While with the Lady Cards, the team finished the season at 30-6 overall and 16-3 in conference play. The successful season also saw the Mills sisters help Trinity Valley capture the Region XIV title.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Claims Third Consecutive WAC Commissioner's Cup

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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.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Ryan McAdams Joins NMSU Women's Basketball Staff

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Brooke Atkinson announced the addition of Ryan McAdams to her staff on Wednesday.

“Ryan is a great addition to our staff here at New Mexico State,” Atkinson said. “He is a coaching veteran who is experienced in both men’s and women’s basketball. He is a tireless worker with great basketball knowledge, recruiting ties and is a proven winner. We would like to welcome Ryan and his family to Las Cruces and the Aggie family.”

McAdams comes to NM State after spending seven years as the head coach of Eastern Arizona. The Gila Monsters reached the national tournament in three of the last four seasons under McAdams.

EAC completed the 2016-17 campaign with an overall record of 20-11, including a 17-6 record in conference play which was good for third. The team advanced all the way to the region semifinal before falling to Arizona Western College.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Ends Season With 11-7 Loss To CSU Bakersfield

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MESA, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team fell behind early and ended its season at the WAC Tournament against CSU Bakersfield. After giving up six runs in the first inning, the team went on to surrender five more and fall to the Roadrunners, 11-7.

How it happened
After a scoreless opening frame for NM State (35-22), the CSU Bakersfield (31-23) bats got going in the bottom half of the first against Aggie starter Marcel Renteria. With men on the corners and one out, a single through the left side brought in the first run for the ‘Runners.

CSUB chased Renteria out of the game and forced NM State to bring in Andy Frakes after the Nogales, Ariz., product loaded the bases with two outs. It wouldn’t be until three batters later before the Aggies would be able to get out of the first frame trailing the second-seeded ‘Runners 6-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kaylie Farmer Qualifies For NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

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AUSTIN, TX - New Mexico State's Crissey Amberg and Kayli Farmer competed at the NCAA 2017 Outdoor Track and Field Championships West Preliminaries on Thursday. Amberg finished 38th in the 1500m run while Farmer qualified for the NCAA Championships with a ninth place finish in the javelin throw.

"We are extremely proud of both Kayli Farmer and Crissey Amberg," interim co-head coach Larry Carmichael said.

Farmer set a new school record in the javelin throw when she threw 48.63m (159-6) on her third attempt. The Aztec, New Mexico, native sat in first place with one flight left to throw. Farmer placed ninth overall and became the first Aggie to qualify for the NCAA Championships since Erin Streater in 2006.  Continue Reading This Post >>