Women's Golf News

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Women's Golf News

WAC Announces All-Academic Honors for 2015 Spring Sports, Freshmen and Transfers, Sixty-Six Aggies Honored

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2015 Academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track and field teams have been announced, in addition to the Academic All-WAC freshmen/transfer teams for all sports.

A total of 311 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 400 freshmen and transfers were added for a total of 711 student-athletes. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Headed To Utah For NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2015 Western Athletic Conference Champion New Mexico State Aggies will start NCAA Women’s Golf Tournament play next week at the regional in St. George, Utah.

The NCAA Women’s Golf Committee announced the selections Monday evening, seeding the Aggies 16th in the 18-team regional at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club May 7-9.

“This is a very deep region,” said NM State head coach Jackie Booth. “We have beaten two of the other 17 teams in the field and get to face No. 1 USC. We have our work cut out for us.”

The Aggies will be pitted against not only the top-ranked Southern California Women of Troy, but No. 4 Arkansas, No. 6 Stanford, No. 10 Vanderbilt, and No. 19 Virginia. Also in the field are UNLV, San Diego State, Miami (Fla.), Colorado, California, SMU, TCU, Denver, Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee State, Northern Arizona and Albany.

The Aggies have wins over Wisconsin and NAU.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Camille Orito Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week for Apr. 6 – Apr. 12.

Orito, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), took ninth at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic after shooting a five-over 221. She shot a two-under 70 on the final day help the Aggies to a seventh place finish among 22 teams. Orito had the fourth-most birdies with nine over the two-day event.

Camille Orito Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week for Feb. 9 - Feb. 15.

Orito, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), tied for sixth place in a weather-shortened Delta Gamma Challenge in New Braunfels, Texas. She carded a three-under 68 in Sunday’s first round to sit just one shot out of the lead before shooting a three-over 74 in the second round to finish at an even-par 142 in the two-round tournament. The first round 68 is the lowest of any Aggie this season and a career-low for Orito.

Camille Orito Named WAC Golfer Of The Month

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the WAC Golfers of the Month with sophomore Camille Orito earning the honor for the month of September.

Orito, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), competed in two tournaments during the month, finishing in the top-10 in both. She opened September winning the Hobble Creek Fall Classic in Springville, Utah with a 1-over par 143 (70-73). Orito helped the Aggies to a first place finish in the 12-team field that included three other WAC schools.

“She played really solid at BYU and she has just been hitting her tee shots and iron shots really well on a consistent basis,” said head coach Jackie Booth. “We are really working on her putting for the upcoming tournament that we are hosting next week. She had a hole-in-one on No. 6 here at NMSU and she had a bogey free round during qualifying recently.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Three Aggie Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Coral Springs, Fla. -- The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars for Division I, II & III were announced today. A total of three women’s collegiate golfers from New Mexico State were recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

Camille Orito, Fr.
Laura Barron, Jr.
Paige Darwin, Jr.

Aggie Women's Golf Selected For NCAA West Regional

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A day after winning the Western Athletic Conference Championship, the New Mexico State women’s golf team was selected by the NCAA to participate in the West Region of the NCAA Division I regional round being played Thursday, May 8, through Saturday, May 10.

The Aggies earned an automatic bid into the regional after Sunday’s come-from-behind win at the WAC tournament. NM State heads to Ce Elum, Wash., to play at the Tumble Creek at Suncadia Resort. There will be three 18-hole rounds played at the West Regional, which is being hosted by the University of Washington.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Orita Named WAC Women's Golfer of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for April 7-13.

Orito, a freshman from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS) finished in a three-way tie for first place at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz. Her 1-under par 215 three-round score led New Mexico State its first tournament team title since October of 2010. Orito shot a career-best 1-under par 71 in the first round and followed it up with a career-best 2-under par 70 in the second round. The 1-under 215 is a career-best for Orito, who was playing in only her sixth tournament for NM State. Orito’s finish is the best Aggie finish since former Aggie golfer Demi Mak won the BYU at Entrada Classic in March of 2011.

NM State Women’s Golf Hires Former Aggie As Assistant Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's golf head coach Jackie Booth announced Monday that the university has hired former Aggie men's golf standout Danny Bowen as an assistant coach for the women's golf program.

Bowen, a native of Albuquerque, played golf at NM State from 2002-06. As an Aggie, he helped the men's golf program win four tournaments, including two conference championships. Bowen was a three-time conference first team honoree and was also invited to participate in the NCAA West Regional Golf Tournament as an individual on two separate occasions.

"Bowen is a great alumnus from NMSU and grew up in the state of New Mexico so it's great to have him continue his career here," Booth said. "He also played a little professionally so it will be great to use his expertise from all levels. I believe he will help our team grow tremendously in all areas."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Booth Returns To Head Coaching Position For Women's Golf

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After five years as the co-head coach for the New Mexico State women's golf team alongside Paul Brilliant, Jackie Booth now heads up the team on her own, the university announced, Thursday. Brilliant retired at the end of the 2011-12 season.

This is the second stint for Booth as the Aggie women's golf head coach. Booth was also the head coach at NM State from 1992 until the 1996-97 season, before leaving to the University of New Mexico where she coached for 10 years. She returned to NM State in 2007 to assist Brilliant. In 2011, Brilliant and Booth earned Western Athletic Conference Co-Head Coach of the Year honors.  Continue Reading This Post >>