Women's Golf News

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Women's Golf News

New Mexico State Women's Golf To Take On The Best This Fall

Written By: Lauren Cordova for NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's golf team will be participating in the Third Annual Golf Week Conference Challenge, Sept. 18-21 at Red Sky Golf Club- Fazio Course in Wolcott, Colo. They will be competing against the top teams from 18 different Division I conferences.

The Aggies will be taking on No. 15 Oklahoma out of the Big 12 conference, followed by the Big East's No. 18 Notre Dame, the Big West's No. 23 UC Davis, Pac-10's No. 29 Oregon, West Coast's No. 31 Pepperdine, No. 32 TCU out of MWC, No. 34 Mississippi out of SEC and No. 39 Denver out of The Sun Belt Conference.

"It is a matter of good recruiting and good coaching, good facilities, and good weather." head coach Brilliant said. The Aggies have improved and moved up in the rankings this year placing them higher then University of New Mexico as well as their I-10 rival UTEP. NM State is ranked 55 out of 254 other teams ranked according to Golfweek.com.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Hard Work Pays Off For NM State Women's Golf Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's golf team heads into the spring season with plenty to be proud of and lots to look forward to as the season opens in Tucson, Ariz., with the Arizona National Invitational, Feb. 7-8.

The Aggies are ranked No. 55 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, ahead of UTEP, New Mexico and defending WAC Champion San Jose State. The lady golfers also posted the highest grade point average of any team on the NM State campus with a 3.59. Head coach Paul Brilliant gives credit to his team because it understands how to manage its time to succeed, not only in golf, but in life.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Former Aggie Women’s Golfers Doing Well for Themselves

Written By: Russell Barnes, NM State Media Relations

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Golf has expanded greatly over the past decade or so with people of all ages, races and gender picking up the clubs. New Mexico State is one such place that is open to all, as long as they make the cut.

NM State women's golf is far reaching in its search for talent including France, Australia and Hawai'i and is far reaching in its accomplishments as well. Several former players have gone on to have successful golf careers in the Ladies Professional Golf Association and other various tours.

Head coach Paul Brilliant is one reason for a lot of that success. With a coaching career of over twenty years, a few stints with PGA players and tour experience himself; Brilliant has coached such players as LPGA pro Alena Sharp, former LPGA pro A.J. Eathorne and Lehua Wise, who is currently playing on the DURAMED Futures Tour.

"I still follow and talk to a lot of the women," Brilliant said. "Of course I'm still concerned with how they're doing."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Three NM State Women’s Golfers Named To NGCA All-American Scholar Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Three New Mexico State women's golfers were named to the All-American Scholar team selected by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), Monday, July 5.

It is the third consecutive All-American Scholar selection for Maggie Murphy, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in Community Health this past May. Murphy, who played 17 rounds for the Aggies in the 2009-10 season, carded an average score of 80.33. With a 3.71 grade point average, Murphy was able to find balance between academics and athletics.

"Maggie (Murphy) is the kind of student-athlete any coach would want on their team," head coach Paul Brilliant said. "She put forth every effort to do as well, if not better, in the classroom as on the course. Maggie is the type of student-athlete that went the extra mile."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Forty Eight Aggie Freshmen And Transfers Earn 2009-2010 Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER -- The 2009-10 academic All-WAC freshmen and transfers have been announced and NM State had 48 student-athletes honored. The Aggies' soccer team led the way with 11 honorees, swimming and diving had nine honorees, Chelsa McDonnell, Camille Schultz and Courtney Schultz earned honors for three different sports, women's cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field. The softball team had seven honorees, baseball had five, men's cross country had four, volleyball, women's basketball and football each had two and the men's and women's golf teams each had one.

The following is the list of freshmen and transfer honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Thirty Three Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Spring 2010

DENVER, CO - The 2009-10 academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field teams have been announced. A total of 33 NM State student athletes have been honored for their work in the classroom. 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 women's track and field team led the way with nine honorees followed by baseball with seven. The softball team had five, the women's tennis team had four, the men's tennis and women's golf team had three and the men's golf team had two honorees.

The following is a list of the Aggies' spring sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

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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).