Jordan Sperber Joins NMSU Men's Basketball As Video Coordinator

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Jordan Sperber is set to join the New Mexico State men’s basketball team as the new video coordinator announced head coach Paul Weir on Tuesday.

“Adding Jordan to our program is something I am extremely excited about,” Weir said. “We have never had a position here that was dedicated to incorporating analytics into our strategic planning.”

Sperber, a 2014 graduate of Villanova, spent the last year working as a graduate assistant for Nevada head coach Eric Musselman. While with the Wolfpack, Sperber produced pre and postgame analytics reports for players and staff. On top of his analytical duties, he also conducted individual and group workouts among other things.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pascal Siakam Selected In The First Round Of The 2016 NBA Draft By Toronto

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Former New Mexico State men’s basketball power forward Pascal Siakam secured his name into Aggie lore on Thursday after being selected in the first round by the Toronto Raptors as the 27th pick overall in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Siakam is just the third player in NM State history and the first in 46 years to be drafted in the first round since Sam Lacey (fifth overall) and Jimmy Collins (11th) in 1970. The Douala, Cameroon, native is also the first player drafted in the NBA since Randy Brown, who was the fourth pick in the second round of the 1991 NBA Draft.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Announces All-Academic Honors for 2015-16 Spring Sports, Freshmen And Transfers

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DENVER, CO - The 2016 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 331 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 316 freshmen and transfers were added for a total of 647 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:

BASEBALL

Christopher Butcher, Jr.
Tyler Erwin, Jr.
Joseph Koerper, Sr.
Matthew McHugh, Jr.
Greg Popylisen, Jr.
Marcel Renteria, Jr.
Trey Stine, Jr.

MEN’S GOLF

Mike McGilton, So.

WOMEN’S GOLF  Continue Reading This Post >>

Daniel Johnson Named ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-American

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Junior Daniel Johnson was named American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Third Team All-American, the organization announced on Saturday. He is the 13th Aggie to be named an All-American, and the first since 2009.

“What a great honor for our program and for DJ,” said head coach Brian Green. “He has earned all the accolades he has received this season. We as a program are so proud of him. Joining the likes of Billy Becher, Ryan Kenning, Bryan Marquez and other Aggie greats, this is a great honor to add another All-American to our program and our athletic department.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Daniel Johnson Named ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Region

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Junior Daniel Johnson was named American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings First Team All-Region for the Midwest region, the organization announced on Wednesday. He is the 12th Aggie to receive this honor, and the first since 2011.

“This is a great honor for Daniel and for our program,” said head coach Brian Green. “We are so proud of D.J., and what a great story of determination and hard work he is. In my 22 years of coaching, I have never seen a player make the strides that he has made in one season. It really is a credit to his work ethic, makeup, character and his talent.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Swimming And Diving Named CSCAA Scholar All-America

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - New Mexico State Swimming and Diving has been named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America team for the spring semester, the organization announced on Wednesday.

“This was our 22nd consecutive semester with a team GPA above a 3.2, and I am very proud of our efforts in the classroom,” said head coach Rick Pratt. “We also had six athletes obtain a 4.0, which was an exciting accomplishment to celebrate. Academic and athletic success go hand in hand, and in our program the expectations are high for both.”

To be selected for this honor, teams must have a 3.00 GPA or higher. The Aggies had a 3.22 average for the semester.

The CSCAA honored 658 teams, representing 388 institutions, across the NCAA’s three divisions, as well as the NAIA and NJCAA. It is only the second time in the organization’s over 30-year history that they have honored more than 600 teams.

Guy Meyer Added As NMSU Men's Basketball Director Of Operations

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir continues to build his staff, naming Guy Meyer as his director of basketball operations.

“Guy is a terrific addition to our program,” Weir said. "He has been a school teacher, a collegiate and professional player and also a successful college coach here at nearby Cochise. Finding a native New Mexican with his skill sets is a tremendous opportunity for us. We are excited to have both him and Jesse now on staff as we continue to create new beginnings.”

Meyer comes to Las Cruces after spending the last five seasons at Cochise College as an assistant coach under Jerry Carillo. While in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Meyer helped guide the Runnin’ Apaches to four 20-win seasons.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Daniel Johnson, Joe Galindo Drafted In 2016 MLB Draft

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Daniel Johnson was selected by the Washington Nationals in the fifth round as the 154th overall pick in the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft on Friday. He is the 38th player drafted in program history, and the highest since Luke Hopkins was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jay in the fifth round as the 150th overall pick. Friday also marked the second-straight season a NM State player has been drafted, the first time since the c 2012-2013 drafts.

“I am extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Johnson said. “This not a chance everybody gets and I will not let it go to waste.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kyle Bradish Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

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TUCSON, AZ - Kyle Bradish has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team, Collegiate Baseball announced on Wednesday. He is the fifth freshman in school history to receive this honor and the first since Zac Fisher in 2010.

Bradish, a native of Goodyear, Ariz., finished his freshman campaign with an 8-2 record and a 4.67 ERA in 86.2 innings pitched. In his 15 starts, he led the team with 82 strikeouts, which was good for third best in the WAC. Against Northern Colorado on May 20, he struck out a career-high nine batters. His eight wins put him in a tie for second most wins in the conference. Against Bradish, opponents only hit .257.

The Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team is selected by the staff of Collegiate Baseball.