Women's Basketball News

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Women's Basketball News

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 >>

Aggies Add Danesia Williamson to Roster 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 Danesia Williamson, a point guard and transfer from the University of San Diego signed a Financial Aid Agreement this week to play basketball at NM State beginning in the fall of 2012.
Williamson comes to Las Cruces as a sophomore with three years of eligibility left. She last played at the University of San Diego starting one game and participating in 16 while averaging 12 minutes per game. The 5-6 guard averaged 5.1 points, 1.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds per game with the Toreros.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Trakh Inks Three-Point Threat For 2012-13 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced that Alexis Nelson, a guard from West Aurora High School in Aurora, Illinois, signed a Financial Aid Agreement last weekend to play basketball at NM State beginning in the fall of 2012.

Nelson just completed her senior season at WAHS as the program's all-time three-point shot leader. She also broke the single-season three-point baskets made mark at the school after sinking 60 long-range shots in 2012. The 5'7" guard averaged 12.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Blackhawks last season.

A two-time All-DuPage Valley Conference selection in her final two years, Nelson earned team Most Valuable Player Honors in 2012 after leading the Blackhawks to a third-place conference finish this spring. Nelson ended her career with 785 career points under the direction of head coach Connie Siljendahl.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Trakh Signs Guard For 2012-13 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced that Samantha Donald, a point guard from Box Hill Senior Secondary College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, signed a National Letter of Intent this week to play basketball at NM State beginning in the fall of 2012.

Donald is a 5-6 guard hailing from Melbourne, where she most recently earned 2011 Most Valuable Player honors at Box Hill Secondary College while averaging 11.8 points per game. Donald also averaged five rebounds, four assists and two steals per contest.  Continue Reading This Post >>