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Women's Basketball News

NMSU Women's Basketball Picked To Win WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team is picked to win its sixth-straight Western Athletic Conference championship by both the media and the league’s coaches while Gia Pack was tabbed preseason WAC Player of the Year by the coaches, the conference announced Wednesday. The WAC’s nine head coached could not vote for their own teams or players.

The Aggies are looking to become the first team in WAC history to win six-straight regular-season championships.

“This is great recognition for our program and for Gia as well,” said head coach Brooke Atkinson. “We are going to continue to work hard and embrace the challenge of playing with a target on our backs every night.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Wins Joe Kearney Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Already one of the most decorated Aggies of all time, former women’s basketball star Brooke Salas has been named the Joe Kearney Award winner by the Western Athletic Conference, the league announced Monday. The award is named after former WAC commissioner Joe Kearney and is given annually to the top female and male student-athletes in the conference. Grand Canyon swimmer Mark Nikolaev took home the honor for male student-athletes.

“There are not too many student-athletes like Brooke Salas, she made everyone around her better,” said head coach Brooke Atkinson. “She has made such a long-lasting impact on this program, this university and this community. This award is just another reminder of what she has done in her time here at NM State. We are very proud of her!”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Adds Graduate Transfer

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball head coach Brooke Atkinson announced the signing of graduate transfer Micayla Buckner on Friday.

“Micayla is a dynamic post who can score both inside and out,” Atkinson said. “Her ability to block shots in the paint means that she’ll be the anchor of our defense. Her experience and maturity will allow her to be an immediate impact.”

Buckner comes to the Land of Enchantment after stints at Baylor, Collin College and North Texas. As a senior at Naaman Forest High School, Buckner averaged 11 points and 12 rebounds per game and was a McDonald’s All-America nominee. Also in high school, the Garland, Texas, native earned First Team All-District honors three times and was named the District 11-5A Defensive Player of the Year following the 2011-12 season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Signs Training Camp Contract With WNBA's Seattle Storm

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - Former New Mexico State women’s basketball star Brooke Salas signed a training camp contract with the defending Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) champion Seattle Storm, the team announced Thursday. Salas is just the third Aggie to sign a contract with a WNBA team, joining Moriah Mack in 2017 and Anita Maxwell in 1997 when she was the 29th pick in the WNBA draft.

“I’d like to thank the Seattle Storm organization for giving me an opportunity to continue my playing career,” said Salas. “I look forward to competing for a spot on the team.”

In her four years in the Mesilla Valley, Salas led the Aggies to four Western Athletic Conference regular-season championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances. She appeared in 126 games in the Crimson & White with 125 starts while she averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds for her career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Earns 14-Seed, Will Face 3-Seed Iowa State

The 2019 Western Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champion New Mexico State women's basketball team learned their seed, opponent and destination on Monday afternoon as the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament bracket was revealed. The Aggies (26-6) earned a 12 seed and will face regional host and 3-seed Iowa State in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, March 23rd with tip-off time scheduled for 3:30 p.m. MDT with the game being televised on ESPN2.

The Cyclones (28-8, 13-5 Big 12) fell to No. 1 Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament championship game.

NCAA Ticket Ordering Information:
Tickets for the 2019 Women's NCAA 1st and 2nd rounds hosted by the Cyclones in Hilton Coliseum are available through the Iowa State Athletics Ticket Office.

All-Session Prices:
• Adults- $30
• Youth- $15 (high school and under)

Single-Session Prices:
• Adults- $20
• Youth- $10

Brooke Salas Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team received a number of All-Western Athletic Conference honors with Brooke Salas winning WAC Defensive Player of the Year and her second-straight Player of the Year honor, the WAC announced Monday.

This is the second season in a row that Salas has won the WAC Player of the Year award while also being named First Team All-WAC. Salas led the league in scoring with 19.2 points per game as the Aggies won their fifth-straight WAC championship. This is the second-consecutive season that she finished first in the WAC in scoring. She also led the conference in rebounds at 11.3 per game while posting 19 double-doubles.

During conference play, Salas averaged 19.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. Her 329 rebounds on the year are also tied for seventh in the WAC single-season record book.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Gia Pack was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after nearly averaging a triple-double with 17 points, 11.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists in a pair of conference home wins, the league announced Monday.

This is Pack’s first weekly honor of the season and second for her career. The junior from Phoenix, Ariz., also won the award for the week of Dec. 24, 2017.

Pack recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in a 68-61 home win over Kansas City on Feb. 28. She scored eight of her 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Aggies erased a 12-point deficit to clinch their fifth-straight WAC Championship. Then, she finished just one assist shy of a triple-double in a 77-54 win over Chicago State, recording 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as NM State won its 13th-straight game.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Salas Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Brooke Salas was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after averaging 23.0 points and 15.0 rebounds in two WAC wins over the weekend, the league announced Monday.

The senior guard from Placentia, Calif., earned her fourth weekly honor of the year and 10th of her career.

Salas recorded her 14th double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 61-48 win over CSU Bakersfield. She followed up that performance with her 15th double-double of the season when she scored 25 and pulled down 18 boards in an 81-52 win against Grand Canyon.

She is currently averaging a double-double with 18.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Her 18.9 points per game are good for second in the WAC while her 11.6 rebounds lead the conference.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Brooke Salas was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after posting the her fifth double-double of the season and the school’s first triple-double since 1992 over two games at the FIU Holiday Tournament in Miami, the league announced Monday.

This is her second weekly honor of the season and seventh of her career. Salas also earned three WAC Player of the Week honors during the 2016-17 season and two during the 2017-18 season.

Salas, a senior from Placentia Calif., started the FIU Holiday Tournament with an 18-point, 15-rebound double-double in a 68-67 loss to South Alabama on Thursday, Dec. 20. It was her fifth double-double of the season and 18th of her career.  Continue Reading This Post >>