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Thirty Aggies Named To Winter 2019 Academic All-WAC List

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - In a release issued Thursday morning by the Western Athlete Conference, a total of 30 NM State student-athletes earned Winter 2019 Academic All-WAC honors as a result of their efforts in the classroom and on the playing surface.

In all, 291 student-athletes from across the league's men's basketball, women's basketball, men's indoor track & field, women's indoor track & field, men's swimming and diving and women's swimming and diving squads earned Academic All-WAC honors.
To be eligible for the honor, 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.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Announces 2020 Athletics Hall Of Fame Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A total of four former Aggie greats - Andrea Kabwasa (women's basketball), Wendell McKines (men's basketball), Darrell Martin (track & field) and Chris Williams (football) - are set to be the latest group of individuals inducted into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame as new Mexico State athletics announced its 2020 class Wednesday morning.

Those four individuals are set to be formally inducted on Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:00 p.m. MT in the Barbara Hubbard Room on the second floor of the Pan American Center and will be recognized the following day at halftime of the men's basketball game against UTRGV.

Tickets are $40 per person and can by purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. The deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 19.   Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Academic All-WAC Honorees For 2019 Fall Sports Announced

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2019 Academic All-WAC honorees from men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball. To be eligible for the honor, 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.

A total of 290 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 63 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees, including all seven first-team All-WAC volleyball players. Grand Canyon had the most honorees with 45, followed by Utah Valley with 37, California Baptist with 34 and Seattle U with 31. Of the sports, women's soccer had the most honorees with 81.

Men's Cross Country

NM State
James McLain, Jr.
Noah Ward, So.

Women's Cross Country  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jack Nixon Named NMSA New Mexico Sports Broadcaster Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - New Mexico State football and men's basketball play-by-play broadcaster and US Bank/NM State Hall of Famer Jack Nixon took home the National Sports Media Association Sportscaster of the Year for the state of New Mexico for the third-straight year.

This is the fifth time Nixon has earned national sportscaster of the year recognition after earning the same accolade in 1980, 2013, 2017 and 2018.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Student-Athletes Earn All-WAC Academic Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Spring 2019 Academic All-Conference teams on Tuesday with 67 Aggies earning the award. The WAC named 461 student-athletes from its spring sports to the list while 277 freshmen and transfers from the fall and winter sports were also honored.

To qualify, student-athletes had to complete at least one academic year, competed in at least 50-percent of the team’s competitions and held at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

Baseball
Mitchell Allen, Jr.
Jason Bush, Sr.
Justin Dehn, Sr.
Logan Ehnes, Sr.
Nick Gonzales, So.
Eric Mingus, Sr.
Tristan Peterson, Jr.
Braden Williams, Sr.

Men’s Golf
Tadhg Campbell, Sr.
Mike McGilton, Sr.
Niall Powell, Jr.

Women’s Golf
Pun Chanachai, Jr.
Dominique Galloway, Jr.
Kehler Koss, So.
Maria Prado, Sr.
Tiegan Taylor, So.
Angela Xu, Sr.

Softball  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Wins Joe Kearney Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Already one of the most decorated Aggies of all time, former women’s basketball star Brooke Salas has been named the Joe Kearney Award winner by the Western Athletic Conference, the league announced Monday. The award is named after former WAC commissioner Joe Kearney and is given annually to the top female and male student-athletes in the conference. Grand Canyon swimmer Mark Nikolaev took home the honor for male student-athletes.

“There are not too many student-athletes like Brooke Salas, she made everyone around her better,” said head coach Brooke Atkinson. “She has made such a long-lasting impact on this program, this university and this community. This award is just another reminder of what she has done in her time here at NM State. We are very proud of her!”  Continue Reading This Post >>

31 NMSU Winter Sport Student Athletes Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Academic All-Conference awards for winter sports on Wednesday with 31 New Mexico State student-athletes from the swimming and diving and track and field teams receiving the award.

A total of 280 student-athletes from the conference’s winter sports received academic All-WAC honors.

Indoor Track and Field
Crissey Amberg, Gr.
Jessica Dominguez, So.
Kayli Farmer, Sr.
Corinne Hanson, Sr.
Camira Haughton, Sr.
Kelli Kirkpatrick, Sr.
Elana Kresl, Jr.
Taniya Mitchell, Sr.
Yemisi Oroyinyin, Sr.
Nicollette Pacheco, Sr.
Stephanie Quintero, Sr.
Michaela Romero, Jr.
Leah Salazar, Jr.
Hannah Smith, Sr.
Brooke Wallace, Jr.
Julia Yescas, Sr.

Swimming and Diving
Lilly Araujo, Sr.
Olivia Bender, So.
Lilia De Oliveira Pelaez, Jr.
Katherine Harston, So.
MacKinna Hauff, Sr.
Barbora Krizanova, Sr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Athletic Club Hits 1,000 Member Milestone

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggie Athletic Club has seen a tremendous increase in the last four years since the new athletic administration arrived to the tune of 1,000 members, up from the 671 members in 2014-15.

“Eclipsing the 1,000 member number in the Aggie Athletic Club is a very satisfying milestone to hit for NM State athletics,” Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “Four years ago we had significantly less members with a total dollar amount of only $168,000 generated.

The largest increase in AAC cash donations came between 2016-17 and 2017-18, checking in at $196,069. Meanwhile, the 224 member increase from last year brought the membership total to 783, which made the 1,000 member mark attainable for the athletic department.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nixon Takes Home Another NSMA Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

WINSON-SALEM, N.C. - New Mexico State football and men’s basketball play-by-play broadcaster and US Bank/NM State Hall of Famer Jack Nixon took home the National Sports Media Association Sportscaster of the Year for the state of New Mexico for the second-straight year.

This is the fourth time Nixon has earned national sportscaster of the year recognition after earning the same accolade in 1980, 2013 and 2017.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Announces Fall Academic All-WAC Honorees

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Academic All-WAC honorees for the fall on Thursday. In total, 28 New Mexico State student-athletes spread between women's soccer, men’s and women's cross country and volleyball received recognition from the league.

Across the conference, 274 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 59 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees.

To be eligible for the honor, 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.

Men’s Cross Country
James McLain, So.

Women’s Cross Country
Jess Dominguez, So.
Nichole Gomez, Sr.
Corinne Hanson, Jr.
Kelli Kirkpatrick, Sr.
Elana Kresl, Jr.
Regina Marquez, Jr.
Nicolette Pacheco, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>