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2008 First Community Bank/NMSU Athletics Hall of Fame Includes Channing, Sharp, McGrath and Sisbarro

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department together with First Community Bank announced Thursday, February 7, that former basketball standout Eric Channing, women’s golf great Alena Sharp and longtime benefactors Kevin McGrath and Lou Sisbarro will be inducted into the First Community Bank/NMSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is set to take place at halftime of the men's basketball game, Saturday, March 8 against Hawai’i. The NMSU Hall of Fame, which is located in the newly renovated Pan American Center, honors outstanding student-athletes, coaches, teams and benefactors from Aggie past.

A 2002 NMSU honors graduate, Eric Channing ranks as one of the best all-around shooters in the history of the New Mexico State men’s basketball program and was recently selected to the 2007 All-Century team, presented by Western Refining.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Bostic And Cleaver Named 2007 Athletics Council Outstanding Scholar Athletes For Fall Commencement

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Senior defensive specialist Jordan Bostic (El Paso, Texas) of the volleyball team and senior tight end Nick Cleaver (San Diego, Calif.) of the football team have been named the 2007 Athletics Council Outstanding Scholar Athletes for the Fall Commencement. Bostic and Cleaver will be given a special award from the Athletics Council as well as a special recognition at the fall commencement on Dec. 15th.

Bostic of the nationally ranked NMSU volleyball team was selected as one of two 2007 NMSU Outstanding Scholar-Athletes. Bostic is a journalism and mass communications major and has maintained a 4.00 throughout her college career. She was recently selected to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-District XI volleyball team by the College Sports Information Directors of America for the third consecutive year. She has been a key reserve for the NMSU volleyball team this season as she played in all 26 matches and has come up with 60 digs and for service aces. Head coach Mike Jordan believes that Bostic is a great leader both on and off the court for the team. She was also named to the All-WAC Academic team in 2005 and 2006 and has the sixth most digs in a season with 463 in 2005 and is sixth on the career digs list as an Aggie.

Nick Cleaver embodies what a student-athlete is. Cleaver is a two-time ESPN the Magazine Academic all-District XI selection in 2006 and 2007. He is also the Aggies all-time leading receiver for a tight end with 94 receptions for 1,249 yards and six touchdowns to date. This season Cleaver has 28 receptions for 339 yards, averaging 12.1 yards per catch and 37.7 yards receiving per game. In 2006 had a break out year with 50 catches for 684 yards and four touchdowns. Cleaver also recorded 684 all-purpose yards and 24 points on the season. He ranked 82nd over in the nation in receptions per game and eighth among tight ends. Cleaver also ranked 84th in the nation in receiving yards per game and fifth in the nation among tight ends. He averaged 13.7 yards per reception and 57 yards per game. Cleaver tallied nine games with at least four receptions.

Aggies & Lobos Announce Rio Grande Rivalry Trophy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico State Athletics Department in a joint effort with the University of New Mexico Athletics Department announced Friday, July 13th that with the help of Route 66 Casino as a title sponsor, will start a traveling rivalry trophy between the two schools.

The NMSU vs. UNM Rivalry Series, formally called the Rio Grande Rivalry, will premier with the 2007-2008 athletic calendar year and will highlight one of the most competitive rivalries in the nation.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Spring 2007 Academic All-WAC Aggie Athletes

Written by NMSU Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – The Western Athletic Conference recently named 56 student-athletes from New Mexico State University to its Spring Academic All-WAC team.

The Aggies had 27 student-athletes honored from its spring sports and had 29 freshman or transfers named to the 2006-07 Academic All-WAC Freshman and Transfer list.

New Mexico State had 16 freshmen honored for their academic achievements. Only Idaho had more freshman named to the list in the conference from all spring sports that NMSU participates in.

“It is a privilege to be part of the process with our student-athletes and to see how they continue to commit themselves to educational development,” Assistant Athletic Director/Student Development and Academic Services Coordinator James Hall said. “We are certainly in line with what Dr. Martin and Dr. Boston had in vision with their strategic plan.”  Continue Reading This Post >>