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Sanchez Galaz, Egan Noble and Cuellar To Be Inducted Into First Community Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department together with First Community Bank announced Monday, January 4, that former women’s basketball standout Mari Sanchez Galaz, women’s golfer Jane Egan Noble and track & field/cross country great Rachael Cuellar will be inducted into the First Community Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is set to take place at halftime of the men's basketball game, Saturday, February 27 against Boise State in Las Cruces. The NMSU Hall of Fame, which is located in the Pan American Center, honors outstanding student-athletes, coaches, teams and benefactors from Aggie past.

When Aggie fans hear the name Mari Sanchez, images of a prolific shooter from behind the three-point arc come to mind. Now married to Las Cruces native Adrian Galaz, Sanchez Galaz is just as accomplished off the court as she was on the hardwood.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Team Has Three Golfers Named As Academic All-American Scholars

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) announced the 2008-2009 Academic All-American Teams and three Aggies were named to the team. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team is some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% (Division I) or 66% (Division II & III) of the college’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

The three student athletes are: Angellina Bortoletto (SO, Biology), Apinporn Swaschuto (JR, Individualized Studies) and Mary Margaret Murphy (SR, Community Health).

41 Aggies Earn Spring 2009 Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 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. A total of 41 spring 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 spring sport honorees:


Scott Coffman, So. (Editorial Note: We believe that Scott Coffman is a freshman and should be on the Academic All-Freshman/Transfers list)

Frank Duran, Sr.

Noah Garza, Sr.

Erik Nyquist, Sr.

Richard Stout, Sr.

Sebastien Vendette, Sr.

Jacob Wilson, Sr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women’s Golf Team: Internationally Designed

Written By: Naira Mendoza, For NMSU Media Relations

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - From half-way around the world to our northern neighbor, the New Mexico State women's golf team consists of eight talented players, four of whom needed their passports before orientation. After finishing second at last year's WAC Championships, this diverse team strives for a Conference title this year. Endless opportunities and drive led these international players to become Aggies.

Junior Georgina Dunn (Northhampton, England), sophomore Apinporn "Mint" Swashcuto (Bangkok, Thailand), sophomore Suteera "Pang" Chanachai (Bangkok, Thailand) and sophomore Lauren "Buz" Bowerman-Ritchie (Oshawa, Ontario) all came to the United States to play golf at the collegiate level with hopes of something bigger.

Faced with the challenges of a new school, country and a different culture, each player had adjustments to make. For Dunn, it was the little things that made the transition difficult.

"It is quite different," she said. "It takes some getting use to. You have to change your way of thinking."   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Tennis Teams Receive #3 And #4 Seeding For Championships

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men's and women's tennis teams have received its seeds for the 2008 WAC Men's and Women's Tennis Championships that the Aggies are hosting at the NMSU Tennis Center, Apr. 24-27. The women's teams kick off the tournament on Thursday the 24th and the men begin play on Friday the 25th.

The men's team received the No. 3 seed, its highest ever seed in the conference tournament since joining the WAC in June 2005, as they finished the regular season with a 12-6 record. The men will face No. 6 seed Nevada on Friday, Apr. 25 in the quarterfinals at 9:00 a.m. and NMSU will have the opportunity to avenge its 4-2 loss to Wolf Pack from last year's opening round at the conference championships.

With an 11-9 overall record the women's team received the No. 4 seed and they will face Hawai'i on Thursday, Apr. 24 at 9:00 a.m.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women’s Golf Signs Texas Native In Early Signing Period

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's golf head coach Paul Brilliant announced the signing of a player from Houston area, Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Angelina Bortoletto (The Woodlands, Texas) signed a national letter of intent to play and attend school at NMSU. Brilliant was pleased to bring in the four-year letter winner from The Woodlands High School.

"Angelina (Bortoletto) is one of many good players from the Houston area that could make an immediate impact on our team," Brilliant said. "We really want her to be one of the first to come out of that area to come here and play for us."

Bortoletto has been part of a team that has won the district and regional championships from 2005-07. She was also the individual district runner-up in 2007 and won the district medal in 2006.  Continue Reading This Post >>