NMSU Softball's Cat Heifner Takes Batting Coach Position At Minnesota

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball's associate head coach Catherine Heifner is headed to the University of Minnesota to become the Gophers' hitting coach the school announced on Tuesday. Heifner takes the position after spending 14 seasons at NM State.

During her time with the Aggies, Heifner helped New Mexico State to four Western Athletic Conference regular season titles and three WAC tournament titles. She coached three WAC Freshman of the Year honorees including Kelsey Horton, who was also a Top-10 finalist for the Schutt Sports / NFCA National Freshman of the Year award. Under Heifner's guidance, the Aggies have won five-straight WAC Player of the Year honors.

"Cat Heifner has worked tirelessly over the past 14 seasons to establish the New Mexico State offense as one of the top offenses in the country," head coach Kathy Rodolph said.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Emily Wang Hired As NMSU Women's Tennis Head Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia has named Emily Wang (pronounced wong) the seventh NM State head women’s tennis coach on Friday.

“Interest in our head women’s tennis position was overwhelming,” Moccia said. “Emily rose to the top during the process and I was glad we were able to recruit her to NM State. With her playing background in the Big 10 at Illinois and her returning Eastern Illinois to success they haven’t seen in 25 years, I’m very confident she will do a tremendous job as our next head coach. I’d like to thank Erica Perkins Jasper, the ITA COO, for assisting me as well. Her knowledge of collegiate tennis coaches around the country was instrumental in our decision making.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Swimming And Diving Earns 2016-17 WAC Sportsmanship Award

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The NM State women’s swimming & diving team has been awarded the 2016-17 WAC Sportsmanship Award for its display of sportsmanship toward the Northern Arizona women’s swimming & diving team during the 2016-17 season after the tragic death of NAU senior swimmer Hayley Edmond due to complications from cancer on Sept. 1, 2016.

"Rachel Judge and the entire women's swim team at NM State showed the utmost respect and sportsmanship this year during our competitions with them regarding the loss of Hayley," Northern Arizona Head Coach Andy Johns said. "During the WAC Championships, Rachel gave our team a flower that was for Hayley, recognizing her as a senior, on the final night of competition. Their outpouring of support for our team this year was a tribute to their leadership and kindness and was a true showing of sportsmanship at the highest level."  Continue Reading This Post >>

David Anwar Joins NMSU Men's Basketball Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans filled his final assistant coach position with the hiring of David Anwar.

“Coach Anwar brings a wealth of experience to our staff,” Jans remarked. “He is highly regarded in our business and respected for his productivity. Dave possesses a likeable personality and will build lasting relationships with our student-athletes and the NMSU community. I am very excited about Coach Anwar being a big part of our program!”

Anwar comes to Las Cruces after spending the past five seasons at North Texas under Mean Green head coach Tony Benford. There, he served as the team’s lead recruiter since joining Benford’s staff in 2012. While in Denton, Texas, Anwar helped North Texas rake in a top-50 recruiting class for 2013-14.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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NMSU Track And Field Receives USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Thursday the All-Academic Team honors for the 2016-17 NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons. The New Mexico State women's track and field program earned All-Academic Team honors for the seventh-straight year.

To qualify for the award, teams must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 to receive the honor. The Aggies posted a 3.214 team GPA during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

In total, 360 NCAA Division I teams were honored by the USTFCCCA. Of those teams, 218 were women's squads and 142 were men's programs.

The list of individuals receiving all-academic honors from the USTFCCCA will be announced by the organization on Friday.

Doug Reynolds Named NMSU Track And Field Head Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Doug Reynolds as the head coach of the women’s track and field and cross country programs on Wednesday. Reynolds joins the Aggies after spending six seasons at the University of Alabama as an assistant coach.

“I would like to thank my good friend and Team USA track and field head coach Connie Price-Smith for the assistance she gave me during this process,” said Moccia. “Recruiting a coach of Doug’s caliber to lead New Mexico State is extremely exciting. Coach Reynolds is well respected in the coaching profession and his men’s and women’s teams have consistently performed at the highest level of competition throughout his career.”   Continue Reading This Post >>

Robinson Joins 2017-18 NMSU Women's Basketball Roster

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team bolstered their roster for 2017-18 with the addition of transfer forward Baylee Robinson.

With the acquisition, head coach Brooke Atkinson said, "Baylee comes to New Mexico State with two years of junior college experience. Baylee is a skilled 4/5 player that can stretch the defense and will add depth in her position. Baylee is a New Mexico native and is very excited and proud to return to her home state to finish her career."

Robinson spent this past season at Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kan. While with the Cougars, Robinson averaged 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds after starting in 31 of the 32 games she played in.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rose III, Theisler And Wright Earn Preseason All-Sun Belt Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Mexico State Football's Larry Rose III, Payton Theisler and Jaden Wright were named to the Sun Belt Preseason All-Conference Teams on Friday in anticipation of media day next week.

"We are expecting great things from these young men and also think several others will make a name for themselves," Aggie head football coach Doug Martin said. "This is proof again of how well our staff has recruited and how far the program has come."

This is the second-straight year Rose III has been named preseason all-conference first-team.
Theisler earned preseason first-team honors for special teams while Wright was named a preseason all-conference second-team honoree on defense. It was the first time for both Theisler and Wright.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Picked 10th By Sun Belt Coaches In 2017 Preseason Poll

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The New Mexico State football team was selected to finish 10th in the 2017 Sun Belt Preseason Poll that was released Thursday afternoon.

The preseason poll was voted on by each member institution’s head coach, which saw NM State tally 41 points – including one first-place vote. The 41 points have the Aggies ahead of Texas State (31 points) and incoming member Coastal Carolina (26 points).

Appalachian State (136 points) was picked to win the league by nine points over Troy (127) thanks to seven first-place votes while the Trojans collected two. Arkansas State, who tied for the league title last year with App State, was predicted to finish in third with 122 points and a first-place vote followed by South Alabama (98 points).  Continue Reading This Post >>