WAC Announces Fall Academic All-WAC Honorees

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Academic All-WAC honorees for the fall on Thursday. In total, 28 New Mexico State student-athletes spread between women's soccer, men’s and women's cross country and volleyball received recognition from the league.

Across the conference, 274 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 59 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees.

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.

Men’s Cross Country
James McLain, So.

Women’s Cross Country
Jess Dominguez, So.
Nichole Gomez, Sr.
Corinne Hanson, Jr.
Kelli Kirkpatrick, Sr.
Elana Kresl, Jr.
Regina Marquez, Jr.
Nicolette Pacheco, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Downs Bakersfield 73-62

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team woke up in the second-half of the game and outscored CSU Bakersfield 51-33 to complete the 73-62 come from behind victory over the Runners Saturday evening in the Pan American Center.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield On Buzzer Beater

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - With the Aggies inbounding and the game tied at 59 with just two seconds remaining, everybody in the Icardo Center knew reigning, and preseason, Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year Brooke Salas was getting the ball. Instead, Adenike Aderinto received the inbounds pass on the left block, spun and banked it in at the horn to propel the New Mexico State women’s basketball team to a 61-59 road win over Western Athletic Conference foe CSU Bakersfield on Saturday afternoon.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Stuns Grand Canyon With Buzzer Beater

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NMSU Women's Basketball Falls at Grand Canyon

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s basketball fell 54-51 in a tightly contested game against Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon at GCU arena on Thursday night.

Both sides started the game playing lock-down defense with GCU (4-9, 2-1 WAC) holding a 12-10 lead at the media timeout with 3:20 in the first. Aaliyah Prince then hit a jumper for the Aggies (9-6, 1-1) out of the timeout to cut Grand Canyon’s lead back to two. However, GCU scored two more baskets around two free throws from Brooke Salas to take a 16-12 lead into the second quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Athletics Announces 2019 Hall Of Fame Class

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department announced the names of the five newest members to be inducted into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The 2019 US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame class includes Davon House (football), Krystal (Torres) Ceniceros (volleyball), Reggie Jordan (men’s basketball), Steve Haskins (men’s golf) and Dr. Jack Welch (men’s swimming).

All five will be formally inducted on Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. (MT) in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center and will be recognized the following day at halftime of the men’s basketball game against UT Rio Grande Valley.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. Deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 20.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Falls 82-76 To Cal Baptist In WAC Opener

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RIVERSIDE, CA - A frantic comeback by the New Mexico State men’s basketball team late in the game was not quite enough as the Aggies dropped the Western Athletic Conference opener to California Baptist on the road 82-76 Thursday night at the CBU Events Center.

The Aggies had yet another slow start to the game, going down 7-0 early on against California Baptist before JoJo Zamora found the bottom of the basket for NM State 2:23 into the game.

After a 14-0 run by CBU, the Aggies (11-4, 0-1 WAC) were forced to call a timeout to stop the Lancer run that put New Mexico State down 28-11 with 7:18 on the clock in the first half.

Zamora finally put an end to that when he hit a floater to end the 14-0 run and started an 11-0 spurt for the Aggies to get within 30-22 of CBU (9-5, 1-0 WAC) at the 3:45 mark. During that run for NM State, Terrell Brown had six of those points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Opens WAC Play With 76-69 Win Over Cal Baptist

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team opened its quest for a fifth-straight Western Athletic Conference championship with its 15th-straight conference home win, a 76-69 decision over conference-newcomer California Baptist at the Pan American Center Thursday night.

The two sides started the game going back-and-forth with the Aggies (9-5, 1-0 WAC) holding a 9-8 advantage at the first media timeout. After California Baptist (6-7, 0-1) again pulled within one at 11-10 with 3:56 in the first, NM State finished the final 2:17 of the first with a 15-5 run. That run saw Stabresa McDaniel make two buckets while Gia Pack drilled a three at the buzzer off an Aaliyah Prince steal, giving New Mexico State a 26-15 lead at the end of one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UC Santa Barbara 81-73

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SANTA BARBARA, CA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took care of business in its final non-conference game, 81-73, on the road against UC Santa Barbara at the Thunderdome on Sunday afternoon.

The first three minutes of game time were the Gia Pack show as the junior from Phoenix scored 10 points including two three-pointers for a 12-5 Aggie (8-5) lead. After UCSB (3-10) cut the lead to one at 14-13, Pam Wilmore, in her first game back from injury, made a finger roll followed by free throws from Aaliyah Prince and Dominique Mills pushed the NM State lead to 19-13. The Gauchos then made two free throws before a jumper from Stabresa McDaniel for a 21-15 Aggie lead after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Cruses Past Colorado State 88-68

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FT. COLLINS, CO - Behind a career-high game from C.J. Bobbitt, the New Mexico State men's basketball team cruised to an 88-68 victory over Colorado State Sunday afternoon at Moby Arena.

With the win, NM State is now 3-0 against Mountain West teams for the second-straight year and heads into Western Athletic Conference play with an 11-3 overall record. It was also NM State's first win at Moby Arena in five tries moving its record against CSU to 3-5 and 1-4 when playing in Ft. Collins.

Another slow start for the Aggies had them trailing Colorado State 16-11 at the 12-minute media break. However, that sluggish start turned into offensive production in the latter part of the half thanks to C.J. Bobbitt – who finished the first-half with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting.  Continue Reading This Post >>