The Daily Aggie :: 05/31/10

Happy Memorial Day Aggie fans, we'll return tomorrow to wrap up some thoughts on the baseball team's season. But first, a congratulations to Aggie senior right fielder Nate Shaver who was named to the 2010 WAC All-Tournament team. The Aggies were eliminated from the tournament earlier much earlier than the Aggies hoped but Nate Shaver certainly did his part for the Aggies in the two games.

And we mentioned it yesterday but here is video of the Wahine's walk-off two-run home run to send them to Oklahoma City for the Women's College World Series. As Dave at the WAC Softball Blog mentioned, it's the first time that the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament has not advanced to the WCWS.

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Aggie Right Fielder Nate Shaver Named To 2010 WAC All-Tournament Team

The 2010 WAC All-Tournament team was announced during the championship postgame and trophy presentation ceremony on Sunday afternoon and Aggie senior right-fielder Nate Shaver was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Shaver had an outstanding WAC tournament for the Aggies finishing the two games 7-for-10 (.700) with four runs scored, two walks and an RBI. Against 2010 WAC Tournament champion Hawai'i, Shaver went 5-for-6 and nearly hit for the cycle finishing with three singles, a double and a triple with three runs scored.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Hoops To Play In Hall Of Fame Tip-Off Tournament In Springfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team is slated to play in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament during the 2010-11 season, the organization in Springfield, Mass., announced Wednesday, May 12. The event takes place at the MassMutual Center, Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday Nov. 21. Eight schools are participating in two brackets of four teams over two days in an NCAA exempt tournament.

In addition to the two brackets that are playing in Springfield, each of the participating schools will play against each other in two additional games to be hosted on campus by Bradley University, New Mexico State University, University of Massachusetts and University of Southern California.

In games scheduled for Nov. 20 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Bradley meets USC and the Aggies are facing UMass. The winners and losers of the Saturday games play on Sunday in the consolation and championship games.

"After looking at last year’s schedule, it was evident that we needed a tournament," head coach Marvin Menzies said. "We wanted a tournament with a high level of competition, and the opportunity to go to the Hall of Fame is a nice benefit to the tournament. The level of competition is the most important thing, and it fits in very well with the other games on our plate for next season."  Continue Reading This Post >>