Women's Basketball News

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Women's Basketball News

Brooke Salas Named WAC Player Of The Year, Brooke Atkinson Named WAC Coach Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2017-18 All-WAC teams have been named, following a vote of the WAC’s eight head coaches. NM State’s Brooke Salas headlines the awards, earning WAC Player of the Year honors. Seattle U’s Kallin Spiller was named WAC Freshman of the Year and NM State’s Brooke Atkinson won WAC Coach of the Year.

A 5-11 junior guard from Placentia, Calif., Salas was the leading scorer in conference play at the Aggies won their fourth consecutive WAC regular season title. In addition to her WAC-best 18.4 points per game, she also led the league in steals during WAC play, averaging 2.6 per game. She was also fourth in the conference in rebounding at 8.4 per game and her .865 free throw percentage was one of the top marks in the WAC. Salas shot .436 from three-point range, which was second in the league and her 1.7 blocks per game rank third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Gia Pack has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 12 through Feb. 18.

Pack, a sophomore guard from Phoenix, Ariz. (South Mountain HS), posted a pair of double-doubles to help the Aggies get back into the hunt for the regular season title. Against Utah Valley, the sophomore scored 18 points to go with 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the 59-51 win. She followed that up with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 64-53 win over Seattle U on Sunday afternoon.

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

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Brooke Salas has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 22 through Jan. 28.

Salas, a junior guard from Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado HS), led the Aggies to their fifth WAC win to keep NM State atop the conference standings. Against Kansas City, she was 10-for-13 from the field with a pair of three-pointers and a pair of free throws for 24 points, also adding 14 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. The junior was also aggressive on the defensive end with three blocks and three steals in a 70-62 win. She ranks second in the WAC in scoring during conference play with 21.8 points per game and is the leading rebounder against league opponents with 9.7 rebounds per game. Her .560 shooting percentage from three-point range in also a league best during WAC play.

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

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced the players of the week on Monday morning. A historic night in the WAC opener saw Brooke Salas earn the nod to open 2018.

The Placentia, Calif. native led the Aggies to a 74-59 victory over Chicago State to begin conference play. The strong play featured Salas scoring 23 of the Aggies 28 points over eight minutes of play, including knocking down a jumper to close out the third quarter and give NM State the lead. This buzzer-beating shot also made her the 23rd Aggie in program history to join the 1,000 point club.

After 39 minutes played for the Aggies, Salas recorded a double-double with a career-high 33 points to go along with 13 rebounds. The junior was also disruptive on the defensive end forcing five steals and adding three blocks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Gia Pack has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 18 through Dec. 24.

Pack, a sophomore forward from Phoenix (South Mountain HS), averaged 21.0 points per game and 10.0 rebounds per game as the Aggies split a pair of games at the Beach Classic, falling to Northeastern before knocking off host Long Beach State. Against Northeastern, she finished with 15 points and eight rebounds in a 65-64 loss. A day later, she put up 27 points with 12 rebounds in a 72-63 win over LBSU, adding four steals in the winning effort.

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To Arkansas 69-60

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - New Mexico State women's basketball took on Arkansas in the team's final game at the UTEP Thanksgiving Classic at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday. The Aggies fell to Razorbacks 69-60 to close out their tournament run.

"I feel like overall, we played a more complete game. We still can't have a quarter where we get outscored 24-15. This week is going to be huge for us to go back and look at what areas we need to work on, for instance defensive rebounding," head coach Brooke Atkinson said. "Our players did well in stretches and I thought we executed well down the stretch."

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NMSU Women's Basketball Picked To Win WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women's basketball team was voted as the favorite to win the Western Athletic Conference title in the 2017-18 WAC Preseason Women's Basketball Coaches and Media Poll, the conference announced Wednesday morning. Alexis Montgomery from Seattle U was selected as Preseason Player of the Year.

Junior forward Brooke Salas was chosen as a member of the All-WAC First Team in both polls. During the 2016-17 campaign, the Placentia, Calif. native was named First-Team All-WAC after averaging 13.5 PPG, 1.5 steals and 6.5 rebounds to go with her .418 shooting clip.

In the coaches poll, senior guard Zaire Williams earned second-team honors after scoring a season-high 19 points against Seattle U, dishing out a career-high 12 assists and led the Aggies with a .450 three-point shooting percentage during the 2016-17 season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Announces 2017-18 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The three-time defending Western Athletic Conference Champion New Mexico State women's basketball team announced its 2017-18 schedule that features 14 home games and 14 road matches with a matchup against a top PAC-12 team.

The Aggies welcome back eight players from the 2016-17 squad who led the team to a 24-7 record, which included a WAC regular season and tournament title as well as an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Head coach Brooke Atkinson brought in three new faces to the coaching staff for the upcoming season. Assistant coaches Ryan McAdams, Aisha Stewart and DeAudra Brown all join the NM State family. Earl Lewis returns for his second season as director of basketball operations.  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 >>

Aisha Stewart Joins NMSU Women's Basketball Staff

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball program announced a new addition to the staff with the signing of assistant coach Aisha Stewart.

After the addition, NM State women’s basketball head coach Brooke Atkinson said, “Aisha comes to New Mexico State with a number of years of experience at the Division I level. She is a tireless recruiter and great role model for these young women. Aisha has a great energy and presence about her, the people of New Mexico State and Las Cruces will love her.”

Stewart spent the past two years as assistant coach with the North Texas women's basketball team. She also served as recruiting coordinator, academic liaison and guards coach.

During Stewart’s time with the Mean Green, she was able to improve the teams winning percentage in each of the two seasons. During the team’s 2016-17 campaign, they finished 12-19 overall and 8-10 in conference play.  Continue Reading This Post >>