NMSU Women's Basketball Tops UTRGV 76-75 On Last-Second Basket In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The rematch of the 2019 Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship game lived up to the hype.

Adrianna Henderson flipped in a layup with 0.2 seconds remaining in overtime and Gia Pack's hot play continued as the New Mexico State women's basketball team survived UT Rio Grande Valley in overtime, 76-75, at the Pan American Center on Thursday night. Pack scored 26 points with 11 boards and is now averaging 27 points and 13.3 rebounds over the last three games.The Aggies (7-12, 4-2 WAC) started fast and played lockdown defense to open a 19-9 lead through one quarter. NM State held UTRGV (8-11, 3-3) 3-13 shooting in the quarter while shooting 43.8-percent from the floor.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Announces 2020 Athletics Hall Of Fame Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A total of four former Aggie greats - Andrea Kabwasa (women's basketball), Wendell McKines (men's basketball), Darrell Martin (track & field) and Chris Williams (football) - are set to be the latest group of individuals inducted into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame as new Mexico State athletics announced its 2020 class Wednesday morning.

Those four individuals are set to be formally inducted on Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:00 p.m. MT in the Barbara Hubbard Room on the second floor of the Pan American Center and will be recognized the following day at halftime of the men's basketball game against UTRGV.

Tickets are $40 per person and can by purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. The deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 19.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Gia Pack Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - After a monster weekend of Western Athletic Conference play, Gia Pack was named WAC Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Monday.

This is the senior’s second Player of the Week honor this season.

Pack averaged 27.5 points and 14.5 rebounds as the Aggies split a pair of conference home games. She scored 25 on 5-8 three-point shooting with 10 boards against Utah Valley on Jan. 16. Pack followed that performance up with 30 points and 19 rebounds in an 83-65 win over Seattle U on Jan. 18. It was the fourth 30-point game of her career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Seattle 75-67

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - Perception was reality in the Redhawk Center Saturday night.

Fans in attendance saw a New Mexico State team that was facing extreme difficulty getting its shots to fall. A team that was on the ropes after going own by 11 points early. Then, the perception of the Aggies changed. They became a team that fought and clawed their way back into things until the reality was this at the end of the night: the Aggies are still the team to beat in the WAC.

Ivan Aurrecoechea made a mockery of the Redhawks' interior defense, shredding it to ribbons to the tune of 19 points and 11 rebounds, Jabari Rice joined his senior teammate in double-double territory with 17 points and a career-high 11 boards and the Aggies overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to claim a hard-fought 75-67 triumph at Seattle U.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Gia Pack Leads NMSU Women's Basketball To Big Win Over Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Gia Pack dropped 30 points and 19 rebounds and the New Mexico State women’s basketball team erased a 17-point deficit for an 83-65 win over Seattle U on Saturday in the Pan American Center.

After two threes from Amanda Soderqvist, NM State (6-12, 3-2 WAC) struggled in the first quarter, turning the ball over seven times and trailing the Redhawks (7-11, 1-4 WAC) 25-12 through one. Seattle U shot 53.3-percent from the field in the quarter while shooting 3-4 from three.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Academic All-WAC Honorees For 2019 Fall Sports Announced

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2019 Academic All-WAC honorees from men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball. 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.

A total of 290 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 63 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees, including all seven first-team All-WAC volleyball players. Grand Canyon had the most honorees with 45, followed by Utah Valley with 37, California Baptist with 34 and Seattle U with 31. Of the sports, women's soccer had the most honorees with 81.

Men's Cross Country

NM State
James McLain, Jr.
Noah Ward, So.

Women's Cross Country  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Pulls Away From Utah Valley, 70-56

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - Utah Valley's Emmanuel Olojakpoke had just answered a fast-break dunk by New Mexico State's Trevelin Queen with a two-handed jam of his own that whittled the Aggies' lead down to two, 40-38, by connecting on a runner in the lane with 15:25 to go.

Two-hundred-and-fifteen seconds later, Johnny McCants emphatically ended a 15-1 Aggie run by tossing down a monstrous one-handed slam that hiked the visitors' lead to 54-39.

As they say, life comes at you fast.

Showing off the spurtability of their offense, the Aggies' 15-1 scoring spree represented just a part of their larger 28-11 surge over a span of 9:36 that allowed the WAC's lone squad without a league loss to claim a 70-56 win over the Wolverines Thursday night inside the UCCU Center.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Home To Utah Valley, 58-54

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team fell in a tightly contested Western Athletic Conference game, 58-54, to Utah Valley at the Pan American Center on Thursday night.

The game started off tightly contested with the Aggies (5-12, 2-2 WAC) and the Wolverines (7-9, 4-0) trading buckets and NM State leading 7-6 at the 5:24 mark. New Mexico State's defense locked down and only allowed two points for the remainder of the quarter. Meanwhile, the offense got going and the Aggies led 15-8 after one.

NM State quickly built its lead to 24-15 after a Gia Pack with 5:47 left in the half. Utah Valley closed to 26-20 but another three from Pack pushed the lead back out to nine. However, the Wolverines ended the half strong and the Aggies led 31-25 at the break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jack Nixon Named NMSA New Mexico Sports Broadcaster Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New Mexico State football and men's basketball play-by-play broadcaster and US Bank/NM State Hall of Famer Jack Nixon took home the National Sports Media Association Sportscaster of the Year for the state of New Mexico for the third-straight year.

This is the fifth time Nixon has earned national sportscaster of the year recognition after earning the same accolade in 1980, 2013, 2017 and 2018.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Devin Richardson Named FWAA Freshman All-American


Pos. Player, School, Hometown
QB • Sam Howell, North Carolina, Indian Trail, N.C.
QB • Kedon Slovis, USC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
RB Javian Hawkins, Louisville, Titusville, Fla.
RB • Sincere McCormick, UTSA, Converse, Texas
WR • David Bell, Purdue, Indianapolis, Ind.
WR • C.J. Johnson, East Carolina, Greenville, N.C.
WR • Dante Wright, Colorado State, Navarre, Fla.
OL • Evan Neal, Alabama, Okeechobee, Fla.
OL • O'Cyrus Torrence, Louisiana, Greensburg, La.
OL • Ikem Ekwonn, N.C. State, Charlotte, N.C.
OL • Sean Rhyan, UCLA, Ladera Beach, Calif.
OL Nick Rosi, Toledo, Powell, Ohio
OL Travis Glover, Georgia State, Vienna, Ga.

Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL Gregory Rousseau, Miami, Coconut Creek, Fla.
DL • George Karlaftis, Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind.
DL Solomon Byrd, Wyoming, Palmdale, Calif.  Continue Reading This Post >>