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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.

Three Selected For 2015 NM State Hall Of Fame Class

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 this year’s inductees into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The class of 2015 includes former women’s basketball star Connie Vau-Limon, former men’s basketball great Johnny Roberson and former Aggie basketball player and benefactor Stuart Meerscheidt.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at halftime on March 7 when the Aggies close the regular season against Chicago State at the Pan American Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

CONNIE VAU LIMON

Women’s Basketball 1991-95

One of the foundation blocks of the outstanding New Mexico State women’s basketball teams of the early 1990s, Connie Vau was a highly sought after player from Cibola High School in Albuquerque, who signed early with the Roadrunners in November 1990.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Radio Flagship Station Changes

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State University Athletic Department and Adams Radio Group of Las Cruces announce a change of stations for the network’s flagship in Las Cruces.

Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 5, NM State football and men’s basketball games will be heard on Fox Sports AM570, The Ticket. The games will no longer air on Classic Hits 98.7.

Additionally, Adams Radio Group will deliver Aggie women’s basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball via the internet and develop a mobile application that will allow Aggie fans to access all audio broadcasts for free.

“We are pleased to have Las Cruces’ all-sports station as the flagship of the Aggie Sports Network,” said NM State associate athletic director Steve Macy. “We are also happy that Adams Radio has provided a mechanism that will allow our Aggie fans to continue to receive all of our broadcast programming.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nineteen Fall Sports Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO The 2014 academic all-WAC men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball teams have been announced for the fall. A total of 203 student-athletes were named to the list for the fall. A total of 19 New Mexico State student-athletes were named to the list.

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 fall sport honorees:

Men's Cross Country
Evan Bekes, Sr.
Nathan Starr, Sr.
Stephen Wallace, So.

Women's Cross Country
Natalie Gorman, Fr.
Diana Hawk, Sr.
Renai Nez, Fr.
Carly Porter, Sr.

Women's Soccer
Victoria Archuleta, So.
Daniela Barraza, So.
Alexys Brownell, Sr.
Cynthia Buraczyk, Jr.
Mikaela Haley, Jr.
Tayler Hammack, So.
Salina Lucero, So.
Bree Luhrsen, Sr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Endowed Scholarship To Honor Dr. McKinley Boston

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A new endowed scholarship was announced Thursday to honor retiring New Mexico State Director of Athletics Dr. McKinley Boston.

NM State coaches, co-workers, friends and supporters surprised Boston and his wife, Magellia, with the scholarship, recognizing the couple’s years of service to NM State at his retirement reception. Boston retires from the university Dec. 31.

The Dr. McKinley and Mrs. Magellia Boston Endowed Scholarship Fund will be used to provide scholarship support to one or more Aggie student-athletes that will be selected by the athletic director.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Athletics Announces Hiring Of Mario Moccia As Next Director Of Athletics

Written By: Justin Bannister, NMSU Communications

Mario Moccia (MO’-cha) has been appointed New Mexico State University’s new Director of Athletics. Moccia, an NMSU graduate, has served as Director of Athletics at Southern Illinois University since 2006.

“I’m delighted to welcome Mario Moccia back to New Mexico State University,” NMSU President Garrey Carruthers said. “He has a tremendous amount of leadership experience in university athletics and is skilled in working with the NCAA. Importantly, he’s a talented fundraiser and clearly a person who knows how to build sponsorships. He’s also an NMSU Aggie.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Powers Named New Mexico State Assistant Athletic Director Of Media Relations

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State University Athletics Department and University Communications and Marketing Services announces the appointment of veteran sports publicist Bill Powers as the new Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations for the Aggies.

Powers, in his 28th year in the sports information profession, comes to NM State from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was the Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations.

He replaces Tyler Dunkel who left for the New Mexico Activities Association.

“I am pleased to welcome Bill to the Aggie Family,” Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston said. “He brings an extensive background in intercollegiate athletics at many levels, along with a wealth of experience and knowledge with him. We’re excited about his enthusiasm for Aggie Athletics.”  Continue Reading This Post >>