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Twenty Seven Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The 2010-11 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 27 New Mexico State student-athletes earned Academic All-WAC honors. The women's basketball team had four honorees, the women's indoor track and field team placed seven honorees and the Aggie swimming and diving team had a total of 16 student-athletes make the list.

A total of 263 winter 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 3.00 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 >>

WAC Announces Addition Of Seattle

Written By: WAC Media Relations

PARK CITY, UT - The Western Athletic Conference today announced that an invitation for membership has been issued to and accepted by Seattle University to join the conference effective July 1, 2012. The announcement comes following the conclusion of the Board of Directors meeting in which the Presidents of both the current schools and the previously announced incoming schools for 2012 met to address several issues important to the present and future of the WAC.

With the addition, the WAC will consist of nine full-time members for the 2012-13 season; Denver (non-football), Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Seattle (non-football), Texas State, UTSA and Utah State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: 2010-11 All Sport Highlights

AggieVision Nominated For College Sports Media Awards Honor

The AggieVision crew at New Mexico State has been nominated for the XOS Awards for College Athletics in the Live Event category for their live broadcast of the New Mexico State softball doubleheader against Fresno State in Las Cruces on Saturday, April 9th.

The New Mexico State softball team would go on to win both games of the doubleheader as both teams and the AggieVision crew battled the spring winds which saw gusts of up to 60 mph.

The nomination marks the second consecutive year the AggieVision crew has been nominated for their coverage of a New Mexico State athletics live event. Last season the AggieVision crew was nominated for the broadcast of the New Mexico State women's basketball team's victory over nationally ranked Kansas.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: Top 10 Moments Of 2010-11

AggieVision :: 2010-2011 Sounds Of The Season

Tough Enough To Wear Pink Endowment Announcement Photos

The 2011 Tough Enough To Wear Pink football game will be held on Saturday, October 15th versus Idaho. Click here to read the press release.

Tough Enough To Wear Pink Endowment Announcement Photos  Continue Reading This Post >>

Baker, Dunn And Witt Enter First Community Bank/NM State Athletics Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department together with First Community Bank announced Friday, January 28, that former softball standout Danny Dunn, Aggie football star J.W. Witt and longtime team physician Dr. William T. Baker, D.O., P.A. will be inducted into the First Community Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is set to take place at halftime of the men's basketball game, March 5 against Nevada in Las Cruces. The NM State Hall of Fame, which is located in the Pan American Center, honors outstanding student-athletes, coaches, teams and benefactors from Aggie past.   Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 01/25/11 :: WAC Members Intact For Now

The Mountain West Conference has opted against expanding their conference to 12 teams at least for the time being according to a statement issued on the Mountain West's website.

"Over the past two days, the Board of Directors has engaged in a very thorough discussion of several key topics pertinent to the future of the Mountain West Conference. This has included, but not been limited to, issues related to television, the Bowl Championship Series and membership. The Board feels strongly the membership configuration already established going forward creates outstanding prospects for future success. In addition, we are continuing with our strategic initiatives related to our television partnerships and the MWC's efforts to effect change in the BCS structure. The Board is excited about what is undoubtedly a bright future for the Conference."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Athletics Looks to Continue Success It Had In The Fall

Written By: Kyle Purcell, For NM State Media Relations

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University Athletics thrived in both competition and the classroom during the 2010 fall semester with awards won, good grades and records broken.

Women's Golf was quite possibly the most successful in both areas. It posted the highest grade point average among all athletic teams with a 3.59 team GPA. Along with its high GPA, the women's golf team also won the 2010 Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M. to close the fall season. Freshman Demi Mak led the way for the Aggies as she finished second on the individual leaderboard. Men's Golf was also very good on the course this past semester. Senior Ross Prachar won the Cactus Thaw in Silver Cityn N.M. and junior Joon Lee earned WAC player of the month for October.

"We are all proud of the accomplishments our student-athletes have achieved,"NM State President, Dr. Barbara Couture said. "With the men's basketball team improving in academics and the women's golf team having the highest GPA of all teams, it shows that our student-athletes are making progress on the academic side as well as in their athletic endeavors. The student-athletes are also learning time management techniques and other skills that will prepare them for life after graduation."  Continue Reading This Post >>