Women's Basketball News

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Women's Basketball News

Women’s Basketball Signs Audra Jones

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh announced the signing of freshman Audra Jones to a financial aid agreement for the 2013-14 season. Jones joins eight new Aggies for the upcoming season.

Jones is set to compete for both sports during the 2013-14 season, with the Aggie volleyball season beginning with the NM State Alumni Game on Aug. 24, at 5 p.m.

“Audra (Jones) is going to be a big asset for our program,” Trakh said. “She is a tall, mobile post player that has a lot of potential. We are extremely excited about the addition of Audra.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Stephanie Gilbreath Named WAC Newcomer Of The Year, Second Team All-WAC

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball senior guard Stefanie Gilbreath was named Newcomer of the Year and received second team All-WAC accolades by the Western Athletic Conference, announced Monday. The 2012-13 All-WAC awards are based on a vote by all 10 of the league's head coaches.

The senior transfer from USC worked her way to Newcomer of the Year award by claiming the third best scoring average (17.4) in the conference. She finished the season by scoring in double figures in each of the Aggies 18 WAC games and 20-plus points in nine games this season.

In WAC games, the senior ranked third in the conference in scoring (19.4) and three-pointers per game (2.44), fifth in free throw percentage (83.3), ninth in blocks (0.94) and 12th in rebounding (7.3).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Stephanie Gilbreath Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women's basketball guard Stefanie Gilbreath was named Player of the Week for the Western Athletic Conference for the week of March 4-10, the conference office announced Sunday. This is the first honor for the senior and third for the Aggies this season.

The Katy, Texas native led the Aggies to a pair of road wins, including its first-ever win in Ruston, La., over Louisiana Tech. She opened the week with 18 points and five rebounds, helping NM State to the 11-point win over the Lady Techsters. Gilbreath then came back for her fifth double-double of the year with 25 points and 10 rebounds in the 72-66 win over UT Arlington on Saturday, March 9. She had four assists and two steals on the Saturday win as well. Gilbreath has tallied 20 or more points in nine games this season and finished the regular season with double-digit scoring in each of the Aggies 18 WAC games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Camila Rosen Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior guard Camila Rosen has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 18-24. This is her first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

The Berkeley, Calif. native scored a career-high 19 points to go along with nine rebounds, a career-best six steals and two assists in a win over CSU Bakersfield, the 600th victory in program history. She shot 67 percent (8-of-12) from the field and 75 percent (3-of-4) from three-point range to lead the Aggies to their highest field goal percentage of the season (50.8). Rosen entered the game averaging 3.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals on the season.

Aggie Women's Hoops Ink Five In Early Signing Period

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Head coach Mark Trakh announces that five high school players have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Aggies in the fall of 2013. Trakh is in his second season with NM State and has led the Aggies to a 1-1 start to the 2012-13 season.

Joining the Aggies in 2013 are Tamera Williams of Centennial High School (Las Vegas, Nev.), Brianna Freeman of Harker Heights High School (Killeen, Texas), Vanessa Garner of Archbishop Mitty High School (Milpitas, Calif.), Moriah Mack of Reagan High School (San Antonio, Texas), and Brandee Walton of St. Mary's High School (Surprize, Az.)  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State Women's Basketball Picked To Finish 8th By Coaches, 9th By Media

DENVER, CO - Utah State is the preseason favorite to win the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball title, while Aggie senior Devyn Christensen was selected as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.

The Aggies received 78 points and seven first-place votes to beat out Louisiana Tech for the top spot. The Lady Techsters captured second place with 75 points and the other three first-place votes. Denver came in third with 55 points, while Seattle U finished fourth with 48 points, just ahead of Idaho in fifth place with 47 points. Texas State came in sixth with 41 points, followed by San Jose State in seventh with 36 points. New Mexico State (27), UTSA (26) and UT Arlington (17) rounded out the poll.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision Releases 2012-13 Men's And Women's Basketball Broadcast Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State athletic department released the planned television schedule for men's and women's basketball. Road games and additional distribution points may be added as the season approaches.

AggieVision can reach over 8.7 million homes via distribution agreements with Comcast, Fox Sports-Arizona, KVIA and Altitude. As in football, all home men's basketball games will be available only on a tape-delay basis in Las Cruces via Comcast.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Women's Hoops Releases 2012-13 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Mark Trakh released the Aggies' 2012-13 hoops schedule Wednesday that includes nine games against teams that played in postseason tournaments a year ago.

Trakh's squad is set to host 16 regular-season games at the Pan American Center for the third straight season - matching the third-most amount of home contests in the NM State record books. It marks the 14th season that the Crimson and White play host to 15 or more opponents in the regular season. In those previous 13 seasons, NM State averaged 18 wins per year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Trakh Promotes Hughes, Adds Nichols To Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced changes to his coaching staff Monday with the promotion of Aarika Hughes to the program's second assistant position and the hiring of Stacey Nichols as the Aggies' third assistant coach.

During her first season with NM State as an assistant, Hughes helped departed senior forward Tabytha Wampler break into the 1,000-point club during the 2011-12 campaign. As a former guard/forward, she mentored the Aggies on the floor in practice as well as games.

Off the court, Hughes handled game-related duties for the Aggies as the staff's opponent contact. Hughes has also been a vital recruiter for the program since her arrival in the Mesilla Valley last summer.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Trakh Adds Former High School All-American For 2012-13

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced that Stefanie Gilbreath, a guard and transfer from USC recently signed a Financial Aid Agreement to play basketball at NM State beginning in the fall of 2012.

A former McDonald's High School All-American, Gilbreath comes to Las Cruces as a senior with one year of eligibility left. She will reconnect with Trakh at NM State who previously recruited her to Los Angeles. Gilbreath persevered through three injury-riddled seasons with the Women of Troy that included multiple anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.  Continue Reading This Post >>