Women's Basketball News

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Women's Basketball News

Aggie Women's Basketball Announces 2011-12 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Mark Trakh released the Aggies' 2011-12 hoops schedule Wednesday that includes a dozen games against teams that played in postseason tournaments a year ago.

Trakh's squad is set to host 16 games at the Pan American Center for the second straight season - matching the third-most amount of home contests in the NM State record books. It marks the 13th season that the Crimson and White play host to 15 or more opponents in the regular season. In those previous 12 seasons, NM State averaged 20 wins per year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Mozes Leads Team To U18 European Quarterfinals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Incoming New Mexico State women's basketball freshman, Keren Mozes, is turning heads with prolific play for her native Israeli National Team at the Under-18 European Women's Basketball Championships held this month in Miskolc, Hungary.

Mozes scored a game-high 24 points, including a tournament-best seven three-point makes, and a grabbed a team-high nine rebounds to lead Israel to a decisive 76-58 win over Norway in the qualifying round at the Championships Wednesday. The victory vaulted Israel (4-2) into the Championship quarterfinals of Division B. Mozes and her teammates will face an undefeated team from Croatia (6-0) on Friday.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women’s Basketball Completes 2011-12 Roster

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced three final additions to complete the 2011-12 roster Monday including a pair of international athletes and an in-state prospect.

Incoming student-athletes Keren Mozes of Israel and Simone Ruedin of Australia each signed scholarship agreements with the Aggies this summer. They join freshman Paige Melville of Australia, another international NM State spring signee. Additionally, Maricel Medina joins the squad after leading Del Norte High School of Albuquerque to the sixth seed in the New Mexico Athletics Association playoffs as a senior.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Twenty Seven Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The 2010-11 academic all-WAC men's and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, women’s swimming and diving and gymnastics teams have been announced. A total of 27 New Mexico State student-athletes earned Academic All-WAC honors. The women's basketball team had four honorees, the women's indoor track and field team placed seven honorees and the Aggie swimming and diving team had a total of 16 student-athletes make the list.

A total of 263 winter student-athletes were named to the list. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. The following is a list of the winter sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: 2010-11 Women's Basketball Highlights

Women's Basketball Inks Local Prospect

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced that Elena Holguin, a shooting guard from Mayfield High School in Las Cruces signed a National Letter of Intent this week to play basketball at NM State beginning in the fall of 2011.

A prolific shooting guard, Holguin was a key component of Mayfield's 2011 Class 5A state championship title in New Mexico this season. She averaged 26.3 points per game in the state tournament. The 5-8 guard also featured prominently in four consecutive district titles while her team compiled a 104-12 record under head coach George Maya.

"We are excited to sign Elena," said Trakh. "She really excelled on the state championship team and is a great local prospect for us. Her signing is a big step in the right direction to help us recruit the best local talent as well as accomplished athletes from across the state and borderland region."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Inoue And Hughes Complete Women's Basketball Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced the final two additions to his coaching staff Tuesday with the hiring of Tamara Inoue and Aarika Hughes.

Inoue joins the Aggie coaching staff after three seasons as an assistant coach at Santa Clara University. She joined the Broncos' women's basketball program in 2008. Inoue's primary responsibilities at Santa Clara involved recruiting, film exchange, scouting and working with the Bronco guards.

After six years of playing and coaching in Australia, Inoue joined the staff in Santa Clara.

Inoue's playing days in Australia were cut short due to injury. After rehabilitation in the United States, she returned to coach in Australia's Victorian Basketball League (VBL).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jamie Shadian Added To Women's Basketball Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced the first addition to his coaching staff Thursday with the hiring of Jamie Shadian.

Shadian comes to the Mesilla Valley after two seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee State University in Nashville. She joined the Tigers' coaching in 2009 and focused her efforts on mentoring guard play, specifically the point guard at the Division I level. The Tigers' 2011 senior point guard responded to the instruction last season to become the TSU assists record holder and place second in assists within the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).

While at TSU Shadian assisted in recruiting efforts in the U.S. and led recruiting efforts abroad in Europe. She was also well versed in scouting opponents and preparing scouting reports for the Tigers. During the offseason, Shadian designed postseason and preseason workouts for the guards. She served as a liaison for strength and conditioning as well as academics during her tenure, advising student-athletes with academics.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Mark Trakh Press Conference Photos

Mark Trakh Press Conference Photos