NMSU Softball Falls To UTEP 5-3

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team fell 5-3 at home to I-10 rival UTEP on Wednesday. Kennedy Johnson and Victoria Castro each had a home run in the loss.

After three scoreless innings, UTEP took a 1-0 lead in the fourth. The Miners added two runs in the fifth and a pair in the sixth to jump out to a 5-0 lead over the Aggies.

In the bottom of the sixth, Johnson hit her second home run of the season to cut into the UTEP lead. Fahren Glackin doubled to keep the rally alive before Castro came to the plate. Castro hit her first homer of the season to score two runs.

The rally came up short, however, as the Aggies fell 5-3. Kayla Green started in the circle for New Mexico State. She pitched 5.2 innings and gave up three runs. Kelsey Horton was unable to keep her 13-game hitting streak alive in the loss. NM State moves to 4-10 with the loss.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kristen Cline Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kristen Cline has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for the week of Feb. 22 through Feb. 28.

Kline, a senior from Socorro, N.M. (Socorro HS), played her best golf of the season at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz. She finished the 54-hole tournament with a 2-under-par 214, Her best round came on the first day, firing a 5-under-par 67 as she eventually finished in a tie for sixth among 76 golfers. As a team, the Aggies took sixth, finishing ahead of tournament-host Wisconsin, Oregon State, Notre Dame, Washington State and Nebraska.

2017 NMSU Football Schedule Released

New Mexico State
Aug. 31 at Arizona State
Sept. 9 at New Mexico
Sept. 16 * Troy
Sept. 23 UTEP
Sept. 30 at Arkansas
Oct. 7 * at Appalachian State
Oct. 14 * at Georgia Southern
Oct. 28 * Arkansas State
Nov. 4 * at Texas State
Nov. 18 * at Louisiana
Nov. 25 * Idaho
Dec. 2 * South Alabama

NMSU Baseball Falls At Arizona State 12-5

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Tuesday night to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. A tough game for the Aggies saw them use nine pitchers in a losing effort as they fell to ASU, 12-5.

How it happened

As the game opened up, NM State looked to capitalize on a wild pitcher early, as the first two batters of the game were walked. Unfortunately, some aggressive base running by the Aggies got Marcus Still tagged out in a pickle and the next two Aggie batters were retired to end the opening half inning at an even, 0-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Austin Botello Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Austin Botello has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Feb. 20 – Feb. 26.

Botello, a senior outfielder from Galveston, Texas (Clear Springs HS), was the catalyst of a potent NM State offense that combined for 73 runs in a four-game sweep of Mount St. Mary’s. He was 15-of-23 at the plate on the week, hitting for a WAC-best .652 average with a 1.043 slugging percentage and .678 on-base percentage. His best game came in the series finale with Mount St. Mary’s on Sunday as he was 6-for-7 from the plate with five RBIs and two runs scores. He finished the week with three doubles, two home runs, nine runs scored and 12 RBIs.

NMSU Finishes Second At WAC Swimming And Diving Championships; Pratt Named Coach Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

HOUSTON, TX - The New Mexico State swimming and diving team placed second at the WAC Championships on Saturday. The team scored a cumulative 551 points to finish runners-up to NAU.

Natalie French swam an impressive race in the 1650-yard freestyle. The senior clocked in at 17:00.17 for third place. Picabo Bender placed sixth in the event with a time of 17:05.21.

Johanna Petersson also found herself on the podium as the freshman clocked in at 1:59.31 for third place in the 200-yard backstroke. In fourth was Alix Knagg, who finished with a time of 2:00.03.

Another top performance came from Lauren Wood who finished third in the 200-yard breaststroke. The sophomore claimed the event bronze with a time of 2:14.24.

The NM State 400-yard freestyle relay took fourth. The team composed of Bender, Sina Wegel, Ruby Rodriguez and Petersson combined for a time of 3:25.31.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Bounces Back With 86-53 Win Over Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On a night where two former New Mexico State men’s basketball players were recognized for their induction into the US Bank/NM State Hall of Fame, the Aggies put a complete display of athleticism on both sides of the ball as they torched Seattle U 86-53 in the Pan American Center Saturday night.

NM State (24-5, 10-3 WAC) played the way Aggie fans were accustomed to seeing them during the 20-game winning-stretch on Saturday. The offense only turned the ball over seven times, matching its lowest mark this season for the third time while forcing the Redhawks to commit 14 – nine of which came in the second half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls To Oklahoma State 7-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - The New Mexico State softball team dropped their seventh-straight game on Saturday as the Aggies fell to Oklahoma State 7-4.

NM State got on the board first in the second inning. With Destiny Blueford and Fahren Glackin on base, Victoria Castro hit into a fielder's choice, driving in Blueford for the first run of the game.

The Cowgirls came back in the third inning to take the 3-1 lead.

The Aggies battled back in the bottom of the third. With Amy Bergeson reaching on a walk, Kelsey Horton hit a single to put runners on first and third. An infield fly by Merina Ili advanced the both runners into scoring position. OSU threw a wild pitch to bring in Bergeson to cut Oklahoma State's lead in half.

NM State ran into trouble again in the fifth as OSU drove in a run to give the Cowgirls the 4-2 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Finishes Third At WAC Indoor Track And Field Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NAMPA, ID - The New Mexico State track and field team placed third overall as the Aggies scored 112 points at the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

"We were pleased overall with the teams performances," interim-head coach Larry Carmichael said. "We exceeded people's expectations and had many outstanding performances."

The Aggies had many first place finishes at the meet. One of which included Crissey Amberg, who won the mile as she clocked in at 4:54.79 to win the gold medal. She was the only racer to finish the event in under five minutes. Amberg also placed second in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:08.52.

Lashira Tremble won the 60 meter dash. The freshman ran 7.61 in the event finals to claim the top time.

On the field, Keyarha Wilson won the women's high jump. The freshman jumped 1.68m (5-6) to win the event. Kayli Farmer took home the silver as she jumped a best 1.65m (5-5).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Edges Seattle 64-61

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team faced off at the home of the Seattle University Redhawks on Saturday evening. Two nights after head coach Mark Trakh reached the century mark in total wins at NM State, Trakh then added win number 101 to his Aggie total with a 64-61 victory over Seattle U.

As the game opened with the Aggies winning the tip and knocking down the first basket, on a three from Zaire Williams, Seattle then went on a 7-0 run to put the team in a hole early. NM State was then able to battle back after the break and trade baskets with the Redhawks to close out the first quarter. Williams went 3-4 from downtown as the quarter closed with the score tied, 15-15.  Continue Reading This Post >>