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NM State Student-Athletes Celebrate Success In The Classroom

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State athletics department proudly announced Wednesday that the Aggies were among the leaders in the Western Athletic Conference last year with 190 Academic All-WAC team members, finishing second overall for the 2012-13 academic school year. NM State’s 190 honorees surpassed the number of 2011-12 honorees.

This total encompasses freshmen, transfers and returning student-athletes at NM State for the 2012-13 season. All-WAC recipients must carry at least a 3.0 grade point average and participate in at least 50 percent of the team's contests to qualify for recognition.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Thirty-Seven Aggies Earn WAC All-Academic Honors For Winter Sports

DENVER, CO - The 2012-13 Academic All-WAC men's and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, women’s swimming and diving and gymnastics teams have been announced. A total of 346 winter student-athletes were named to the list including 37 New Mexico State student athletes representing four sports (men's and women's basketball, women's indoor track and field and swimming and diving). The women's indoor track and field team led the way with 19 members earning academic honors.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. The following is a list of the winter sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Maria Roth Named Senior Associate AD At Memphis

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced Thursday afternoon that Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator Maria Roth has accepted the position of Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Services and the Senior Woman Administrator at the University of Memphis, joining the Tigers’ staff on May 1st.

“We are happy and excited for Maria (Roth) as she gets a chance to grow professionally in college athletics,” Boston said. “I know her long term goal is to be an athletic director, and I think this position takes her one step closer to achieving that goal. She has been an outstanding administrator at NM State and has been very effective in her role as senior woman administrator. Maria will be missed, but at the same time we are very happy for her.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Lands 58 Student-Athletes On Fall Academic All-WAC List

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State athletics department announced Tuesday that the 58 student-athletes from football, cross county, soccer and volleyball make up the highest number of Academic All-WAC honorees of any other school in the conference for the second straight year.

The NM State football team landed 18 student-athletes on the list, followed by the soccer team with 15, women’s cross country with 12, men’s cross country with nine and the volleyball team with four.

At the end of the fall 2012 semester, 259 student-athletes, 63 percent of the total student-athlete population, achieved a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher while 260 student-athletes, 64 percent of the total student-athlete population, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Among the scholar student-athletes, 55 posted a perfect 4.00 GPA for the semester while 22 maintained a perfect 4.00 cumulative GPA.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Strength Coach Receives National Recognition

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced Friday that Tony McClure, assistant performance training professional at New Mexico State University, was the recipient of the 2012 NSCA Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year Award.

McClure, who is in his 13th year as part of the Aggie training staff, specializes in speed and agility training and currently works with eight teams at the university including: volleyball, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf, equestrian and women's swimming and diving.

"This is one of the highest honors you can get from this world-wide organization," McClure said "It's like getting an academy award for an actor."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Earn 49 All-WAC Spring Honos

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The 2012 Academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis and outdoor track and field teams have been announced in addition to the Academic All-WAC Freshmen/Transfer teams for all sports. New Mexico State placed 49 spring student-athletes on the list, along with 49 freshmen and transfers.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the spring sport honorees:

Baseball
Ryan Beck, Jr.
Scott Coffman, Sr.
Bryan Karraker, Sr.
Tanner Rust, So.
Tim Torsney, So.
Zach Voight, Sr.

Softball
Brittany Clifton, Sr.
Teresa Conrad, Jr.
Kristi Covarubia, Jr.
Tiare Jennings, Sr.
Tehani Kaaihue, Jr.
Alexandra Newman, Jr.
Amber Olive, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Student-Athletes Earn 34 Academic All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The 2011-12 Academic All-WAC men and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, women's swimming and diving and gymnastics teams have been announced. New Mexico State placed 34 winter student-athletes on to the list.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the winter sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Benson Ends 18-Year WAC Tenure As WAC Commissioner

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - WAC Commissioner Karl Benson has announced that he is leaving the conference effective April 1 to serve as commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference, ending nearly 18 years with the WAC. Benson will replace Wright Waters who announced his retirement last fall.

Benson was hired as the WAC's fifth commissioner in April, 1994, to replace the retiring Joe Kearney. Previously, he had been commissioner of the Mid-American Conference from 1990-94. During his tenure, Benson spearheaded conference expansion three times, increased television coverage of its football and basketball teams, and saw three of its teams appear in BCS bowl games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall Of Fame Announces 2012 Inductees

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 2012 will include former Aggie head athletic trainer C.R. Bickerstaff (posthumously), former sports information director (SID) at NM State Dave Lopez and former Aggie football standout Tony Wragge.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Forty Nine Aggies Earn 2011 Fall Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - Forty-nine student-athletes represented New Mexico State University when the Western Athletic Conference released the 2011 fall sports Academic All-WAC Team, Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The five sports represented were Men's and Women's Cross Country, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. Men’s and Women’s Cross Country received the most honors with 11 each, Football and Soccer tallied 10 apiece and Volleyball had seven student-athletes honored.

This list included the likes of All-American honorable mention Jennah DeVries, all-WAC selection Courtney Schultz and Academic All-American David Niumatalolo.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 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:  Continue Reading This Post >>