Athletics News

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NM State Announces New Partnership With Under Armour

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University and Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) announced a new partnership agreement. The Baltimore-based global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment will become the official outfitter of NM State Athletics beginning July 1, 2016.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Under Armour will provide on-field and training gear for 16 Aggie varsity sports. Additionally, Under Armour will outfit members of the athletic department including coaches and staff.

"This long-term agreement aligns NM State with the most innovative global performance brand in sports today," said NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia. "The Under Armour brand is one of the most recognizable on the field and it's a testament to the NM State brand that we can partner with such a great company."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Considering Football Conference Options Following Sun Belt Decision

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University has received word that the Sun Belt Conference presidents and chancellors have decided to remain a 10-football team conference, beginning with the 2018 season. The NM State Aggie football team will play football in the Sun Belt conference for the next two seasons but will need to consider options for the 2018 season and beyond.

“We’re disappointed with this outcome, but we respect the decision of the Sun Belt Conference,” said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers. “We appreciate being able to play football in the Sun Belt Conference for the past two years and look forward to continuing in the league for the next two years.”

NMSU remains a member of the Western Athletic Conference for its sports other than football. The university is currently evaluating all potential options in regard to football conference affiliation.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2016 New Mexico State Athletics Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department, in conjunction with US Bank, is proud to announce the three distinguished former student-athletes selected as this year’s inductees into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The class of 2016 includes baseball All-American Billy Becher, and volleyball All-Americans Stevi Adams Maytubby and Kim Oguh Nield.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the Feb. 20 men’s basketball game when the Aggies close their home schedule against Seattle U at the Pan American Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tamara Inoue Named Interim Senior Woman Administrator

em>Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tamara Inoue has been appointed interim Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) for the Aggies by NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia.

Inoue will continue to coach the defending Western Athletic Conference champion Aggies while serving in the administrative role.

Among the duties Inoue will assume as the interim SWA are review and support of NM State’s gender equity and Title IX initiatives and membership, advocating issues important to student-athletes – female and male, and reviewing the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report as well as the Gender Equity Plan.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Hires Chet Savage As Deputy Athletic Director

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State Athletics has appointed Chet Savage as the Aggies new Deputy Athletic Director, NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced on Friday.

Savage will primarily direct annual fundraising for the Aggies through the Aggie Athletic Club among other duties closely tied with donor related functions.

Savage comes to NM State from Southern Illinois University where he served for the last eight years and as Deputy Athletic Director since 2010.

“I am pleased to welcome Chet to our Aggie Family,” said Moccia. “I have worked closely with Chet for many years and he is an outstanding professional. He has a proven record of success in overseeing annual giving programs as well as capital projects. I’m very happy he’s decided to join us at NM State.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Announces All-Academic Honors for 2015 Spring Sports, Freshmen and Transfers, Sixty-Six Aggies Honored

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2015 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, in addition to the Academic All-WAC freshmen/transfer teams for all sports.

A total of 311 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 400 freshmen and transfers were added for a total of 711 student-athletes. To be eligible, 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. The following is a list of the honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State Selects Learfield Sports As First Athletics Multimedia Rights Partner

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State Athletics turns to Learfield Sports to represent the Aggies, as announced today by NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia and Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown. The seven-year partnership commences with the 2015-16 athletic season and includes five additional option years.

This move marks a first in university history – as never before have the Aggies’ comprehensive athletic rights been outsourced. Learfield Sports, a leader in this space for more than 40 years, shares long-term relationships with roughly 100 university athletic departments and conferences.  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State Wins 2014-15 WAC Commissioner's Cup

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced the winner of its annual Commissioner's Cup with this year's honor going to New Mexico State with 89.25 points. The Aggies finished the year with 11 WAC championships, winning the postseason titles in men’s basketball, women's basketball, men's tennis, women's tennis, men’s golf, women’s golf and softball. The men’s basketball, women's basketball, men’s tennis and softball teams also claimed regular season titles. All 11 of the Aggies’ titles came in less than a two-month span, from March 14-May 10, a timeframe that saw NM State win seven-consecutive WAC postseason championships.

Seattle U finished in second place with 85.75 points. The Redhawks won three WAC championships, winning postseason titles in women’s cross country and women’s soccer. The women’s soccer team added a regular season title.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Twenty Aggies Earn All-Academic Honors For Winter Sports

DENVER, CO - The 2014-15 academic All-WAC men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been announced. A total of 276 winter student-athletes were named to the list including 20 New Mexico State student-athletes with the women's swimming and diving team garnering 13 honorees. To be eligible, 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 BASKETBALL
Pascal Siakam, So.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Brianna Freeman, So.
Sasha Weber, Jr.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
Alyssa Cox, So.
Akuadasuo Ezenyilimba, So.
Diana Hawk, Sr.
Gabriela Rodrigues, So.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Alissa Bezenek, So.
Abigail Broome, So.
Natalie French, So.
Josi Gabaldon, So.
Jessica Legge, Sr.
Dorottya Lennert, Jr.
Logan Morris, So.
Emily Nightingale, Jr.
Chelsey Reber, Jr.
Lauren Reifel, Jr.
Cassandra Rupp, Jr.
Kara Schweitzer, Sr.
Mackenzie Soper, Jr.