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Sanchez Galaz, Egan Noble and Cuellar To Be Inducted Into 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 Monday, January 4, that former women’s basketball standout Mari Sanchez Galaz, women’s golfer Jane Egan Noble and track & field/cross country great Rachael Cuellar 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, Saturday, February 27 against Boise State in Las Cruces. The NMSU Hall of Fame, which is located in the Pan American Center, honors outstanding student-athletes, coaches, teams and benefactors from Aggie past.

When Aggie fans hear the name Mari Sanchez, images of a prolific shooter from behind the three-point arc come to mind. Now married to Las Cruces native Adrian Galaz, Sanchez Galaz is just as accomplished off the court as she was on the hardwood.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2009 Volleyball And Football Banquet Photos

40 Aggies Earn 2009 Academic All-WAC Freshmen And Tranfers Honor

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 Academic All-WAC freshman and transfer teams have been announced. A total of 36 freshman and transfer student-athletes from 12 Aggie sports were named to the list.

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Kyle Decater, Jr.
Benjamin Harty, Jr.
Cory Hill, Jr.
Chace Perkins, So.
Nathaniel Shaver, Jr.
Michael Sodders, Jr.
Max Taylor, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

41 Aggies Earn Spring 2009 Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 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. A total of 41 spring 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 spring sport honorees:

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Scott Coffman, So. (Editorial Note: We believe that Scott Coffman is a freshman and should be on the Academic All-Freshman/Transfers list)

Frank Duran, Sr.

Noah Garza, Sr.

Erik Nyquist, Sr.

Richard Stout, Sr.

Sebastien Vendette, Sr.

Jacob Wilson, Sr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

30 Aggies Honored For Work In Classroom

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 academic all-WAC teams from the winter sports were announced Thursday by the league and 30 Aggies were honored for their work in the classroom.
 
The Aggie swimming and diving team, under 2009 WAC Coach of the Year Rick Pratt, had 15 student-athletes honored. That number tied with Northern Arizona for the most student-athletes honored from a single team in the conference.
 
14 student-athletes from the women's indoor track and field team were honored, which tied for the second most in the conference and Aggie sophomore guard Madison Spence from the women's basketball team was also recognized for her achievements in the classroom.
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NM State Cheer Squad Successful At National Championships; Finish 3rd

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - LET’S GO AGGIES! LET’S GO AGGIES! These are cheers you can hear at NM State home competitions from the most dedicated Aggie fans, the cheerleading squads. The Aggie cheerleading squads help the students and other fans interact in the games by leading cheers and performing stunts during timeouts and halftime.

NM State Cheer Squad

Over the course of the year, the Aggie cheerleading squads and NM State mascot Pistol Pete put in hours of hard work. As in every sport at NM State, the cheerleaders also have a goal at the end of each season to make the national championships.
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29 Aggies Honored For Academic Success By The WAC

The WAC honored its student athletes this week with the announcement of the 2008 Fall Semester Academic All-WAC Teams. A total of 29 NMSU student athletes from four Aggie sports were named to the Academic All-WAC Teams. The criteria for making the Academic All-WAC Team is as follows: To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

Congratulations to the following Aggies for the continued academic success:

Men's Cross Country
Michael Hart, So., Patrick Hernandez, So., Joshua Sifuentes, Gr., Daniel Waldo, Sr.

Women's Cross Country
Ingrid Flores, Jr., Brandi Gutierrez, So., Christina Herrera, Jr., Brittany Hurtado, So.

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NMSU A.D. McKinley Boston To Hold Press Conference Tuesday To Discuss Future Of Football Program

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston will hold a press conference Tuesday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m., to discuss to future of the NMSU football program. The press conference will be held in the Barbara Hubbard room at the Pan American Center.

Navajo Station To Broadcast LSU-Troy Football Game

Note: In what is believed to be a first-of-a-kind event in SEC athletic history, Cuyler Frank of Albuquerque, N.M., will provide play-by-play description in the Navajo language of the LSU-Troy football game on the radio and on LSUsports.net Saturday night from Tiger Stadium.

Mr. Frank provides play-by-play in Navajo of New Mexico State University football games, and it was there that he met current LSU Chancellor Dr. Michael Martin. When Chancellor Martin came to LSU, Mr. Frank expressed interest in broadcasting an LSU game in Navajo. Mr. Frank’s unique description of the game can be heard on LSUsports.net Saturday night. The pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m. and kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Written By: Maria Scandale, Indian Country Today correspondent

Story Originally Published: Oct 10, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When The New York Times, USA Today, ESPN and Fox Sports Network were all calling him. "It was the coolest time," recalls history-making football announcer Cuyler Frank, Diné, "but hectic."

"I was even a Jeopardy question."

In high school, Frank had been on his way to making his name in another sport – bull riding. But a car accident one night stole not only championship dreams, but his will to live.

Now his voice is heard across the Navajo nation, broadcasting New Mexico State University Aggies football games in Navajo. On Nov. 15, a Southeastern Conference game will be aired in Navajo for the first time when Frank sits in the booth of the Louisiana State University Tigers.

The groundbreaking sound of the collegiate play-by-play reaching the reservation in the Native language captivated the attention of the mass media in 2005. "It was Sept. 23, 2005" – Frank lists the date by heart – when New Mexico State became the first university to broadcast a game in Navajo.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Michael Needham Named Aggie Women's Soccer Coach

Michael NeedhamLAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Athletics Director McKinley Boston announced that Michael Needham has been named the first head coach in the history of Aggie women's soccer, Thursday, Oct. 30.

I am pleased to welcome Michael Needham as a new member to the Aggie Family, Boston said. "I am excited about what Michael will bring as leadership in building the women's soccer program at NMSU. I'm sure he will be a good fit in our community and especially the soccer community. His coaching background is outstanding and his vision is very consistence with what I have identified as expectations during this growth period over the next three years. Michael will recruit locally, within the state and west region and I'm excited about that strategy.  Continue Reading This Post >>