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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 >>

NMSU Athletics Announces 2019 Hall Of Fame Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department announced the names of the five newest members to be inducted into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The 2019 US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame class includes Davon House (football), Krystal (Torres) Ceniceros (volleyball), Reggie Jordan (men’s basketball), Steve Haskins (men’s golf) and Dr. Jack Welch (men’s swimming).

All five will be formally inducted on Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. (MT) in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center and will be recognized the following day at halftime of the men’s basketball game against UT Rio Grande Valley.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. Deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 20.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Athletics Announces Television Distribution Network

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Wednesday that the Aggies have solidified their TV distribution network, signing deals with FOX Sports Arizona, Altitude, Comcast and local ABC affiliate KVIA.

“Aggie athletics is coming off a historically successful year across the board, especially the sports Aggie Vision produces for television broadcast,” Moccia remarked. “While we must balance the live TV experience with the importance of our fans attending games, having a robust family of broadcast partners is a huge advantage for out of state alumni, prospective student-athlete recruitment and advertising for our corporate partners in addition to football auditioning for a conference as well as a possible bowl game selection.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jemerrio Jones And Kelsey Horton Named 2018 Joe Kearney Award Recipients

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State junior softball player Kelsey Horton and senior men’s basketball player Jemerrio Jones are the 2017-18 Western Athletic Conference Joe Kearney Award winners. Named in honor of former WAC commissioner Joe Kearney, the awards are given annually to the top male and female student-athletes in the WAC.

Horton, the 2018 WAC Player of the Year and Tournament MVP, led the Aggies to both the WAC regular-season and tournament titles this season. She was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) first team All-Pacific Region honoree and broke the all-time WAC record for home runs per game in WAC play at 0.67. A two-time WAC Hitter of the Week this season, Horton set the NM State single-season records for home runs (25) and total bases (154). Her 25 homers rank second all-time in WAC history (first in the bat testing era).   Continue Reading This Post >>

27 Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Winter Sports

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Aggies had 27 student-athletes from winter sports earn Academic All-WAC honors the conference announced on Wednesday.

The Aggie women's indoor track & field team had 10 named Academic All-WAC while the women's swimming & diving team had 17 earn the honor.

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

Women's Indoor Track And Field
Cassandra Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Karolin Klumb, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Yemisi Oroyinyin, Jr.
Michaela Romero, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Hannah Smith, Jr.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women's Swimming And Diving
Lillian Araujo, So.
Eliana Beaudry, So.
Picabo Bender, Sr.
Aimee Hatfield, Jr.
Alix Knagg, So.
Barbora Krizanova, Jr.
Rachel Langone, Jr.
Grace Laporte, So.
Lanie McAlpin, Jr.
Hanna McGowan, Jr.
Lindsey Muiznieks, So.
Reagan Nentwich, So.
Johanna Pettersson, So.
Ashley Reynolds, So.
Melissa Rogers, Sr.
Makena Sutherland, So.
Sina Wegel, So.

Pierce, Nohara, Cottrell To Enter NMSU Athletics Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletic Department will induct Jimmy Cottrell, Hoku Nohara and Alane (Pierce) Stutzman into its 2018 US Bank/NM State Athletic Hall of Fame class on Friday, Feb. 23. The 6 p.m. (MT) event is open to the public and will take place in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. Deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 21.  Continue Reading This Post >>

27 Aggies Earn Fall WAC All-Academic Honors

DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2017 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 263 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 66 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees. Utah Valley had the most honorees with 44, followed by Seattle U with 35, Kansas City with 34 and Grand Canyon with 33. Of the sports, women’s soccer had the most honorees with 91.

Women’s Cross Country
Meghan Aguilera, So.
Crissey Amberg, Sr.
Cassey Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Corinne Hanson, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women’s Soccer
Samantha Afonso, Jr.
Cristina Bertoldo, Sr.
Kelly Burton, So.
Audriana Chavez, Jr.
Aileen Galicia, Jr.
Amy Gulczynski, Jr.
Rebecca Mazzie, Jr.
Jessica McDow, So.
Micaela Milavec, Sr.
Alexandria Otero, Jr.
Danielle Smith, Sr.
Sarina Stockton, Jr.

Volleyball
Jordan Abalos, Sr.
Briana Ainsworth, Jr.
Megan Hart, Jr.
Brigette Lowe, So.
Kaylee Neal, Sr.
Kassandra Tohm, Sr.

67 Aggies Earn Spring Sports And Freshman/Transfer Academic All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State Athletics had 41 student-athletes from teams that competed in the spring earn Academic All-WAC honors while an additional 26 student-athletes were named to the Freshman/Transfer Academic All-WAC team.

Women’s track & field had the most honorees amongst the spring teams with 15 while softball came in second with nine student-athletes. The women’s swimming and diving team had 10 freshman or transfers earn academic accolades with women’s track and field right behind them with nine.

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.

Baseball
Johnathan Groff, Jr.
Matthew McHugh, Sr.
Marcus Still, Fr.

Men’s Golf
Mike McGilton, Jr.

Women’s Golf  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Claims Third Consecutive WAC Commissioner's Cup

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Athletic Department captured its record-setting third-straight Western Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday the league announced.

NM State’s 87.00 points at season’s end gave the Aggies a 2.50 point cushion over UMKC, who came in second with 84.50 points.

“NM State athletics being awarded the WAC Commissioner’s Cup for the third-consecutive year is a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration as well as all who have supported our programs with private dollars,” Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “With a significant budget issues on-going, it is gratifying to see our teams performing at a high level across the board on a consistent basis.”  Continue Reading This Post >>