NMS Volleyball Picked To Win The WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State volleyball was picked to win the Western Athletic Conference according to this year’s coaches’ poll, the league announced on Wednesday. The Aggies also placed five players on the Preseason All-WAC team.

“Our team improved quite a bit this past spring. Hopefully we will stay healthy and have a great season,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “We have talent and experience, obviously that’s a great position to be in. Our non-conference schedule will challenge us quite a bit and will give us a chance to figure out our weaknesses heading into WAC play.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

27 NMSU Football Players Earn Sun Belt Academic Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference named over 2,100 athletes to the 2016-17 Commissioner's List and Academic Honor Roll in an announcement on Tuesday. The New Mexico State football team saw 27 student-athletes earn recognition for their hard work in the classroom.

A student named to the Commissioner's List maintained a 3.5 grade point average or better during the 2016-17 academic year while the Academic Honor Roll honors those student-athletes who maintained a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 for the academic year.

Heading into 2017-18, the Aggies have 13 current players who were recognized for academic excellence last season. Parker Davidson, Dalton Herrington, Billy Nipp, Sy Slater, Jamin Smith, Jacob Wilson and Jaden Wright were all named to the Commissioner's List. The Academic Honor Roll featured current players Jonathan Boone, Cassius Corley, Izaiah Lottie, Jared Phipps, Humberto Renteria and Jackson Solbeck.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Larry Rose III Named To 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TYLER, TX - New Mexico State running back Larry Rose III was named to the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List, as announced by SPORTyler and the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the nation’s college offensive player of the year who was either born in Texas, graduated from a Texas high school and/or played at a Texas-based junior college. The player must also exhibit characteristics that define Earl Campbell, including integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, community and tenacity.

For this award, a player is recognized by a selection committee comprised of Texas-based journalists, college football dignitaries and, in subsequent years, each of the all-time winners.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Announces Home-And-Home Series With Utah State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State football program locked in a home-and-home series with Utah State in 2018 and 2021. The announcement now puts NM State at nine games for the 2018 season.

When the deal was finalized NM State Athletics Director Mario Moccia said, "I’d like to thank John Hartwell (Utah State Athletics Director) for agreeing to this series. This game will be of interest to our fans as we square off against a regional opponent from the old Western Athletic Conference. ”

Game one between the adversaries has NM State traveling to Logan, Utah, for a match up on Sept. 8, 2018. Utah State then makes the trip into Las Cruces, N.M., for the game in Aggie Memorial Stadium on Nov. 6, 2021.

The two teams square off for the first time since Oct. 20, 2012 which saw the Crimson and White fall to Utah State, 41-7, on the road.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball's Cat Heifner Takes Batting Coach Position At Minnesota

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball's associate head coach Catherine Heifner is headed to the University of Minnesota to become the Gophers' hitting coach the school announced on Tuesday. Heifner takes the position after spending 14 seasons at NM State.

During her time with the Aggies, Heifner helped New Mexico State to four Western Athletic Conference regular season titles and three WAC tournament titles. She coached three WAC Freshman of the Year honorees including Kelsey Horton, who was also a Top-10 finalist for the Schutt Sports / NFCA National Freshman of the Year award. Under Heifner's guidance, the Aggies have won five-straight WAC Player of the Year honors.

"Cat Heifner has worked tirelessly over the past 14 seasons to establish the New Mexico State offense as one of the top offenses in the country," head coach Kathy Rodolph said.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Emily Wang Hired As NMSU Women's Tennis Head Coach

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia has named Emily Wang (pronounced wong) the seventh NM State head women’s tennis coach on Friday.

“Interest in our head women’s tennis position was overwhelming,” Moccia said. “Emily rose to the top during the process and I was glad we were able to recruit her to NM State. With her playing background in the Big 10 at Illinois and her returning Eastern Illinois to success they haven’t seen in 25 years, I’m very confident she will do a tremendous job as our next head coach. I’d like to thank Erica Perkins Jasper, the ITA COO, for assisting me as well. Her knowledge of collegiate tennis coaches around the country was instrumental in our decision making.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Swimming And Diving Earns 2016-17 WAC Sportsmanship Award

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The NM State women’s swimming & diving team has been awarded the 2016-17 WAC Sportsmanship Award for its display of sportsmanship toward the Northern Arizona women’s swimming & diving team during the 2016-17 season after the tragic death of NAU senior swimmer Hayley Edmond due to complications from cancer on Sept. 1, 2016.

"Rachel Judge and the entire women's swim team at NM State showed the utmost respect and sportsmanship this year during our competitions with them regarding the loss of Hayley," Northern Arizona Head Coach Andy Johns said. "During the WAC Championships, Rachel gave our team a flower that was for Hayley, recognizing her as a senior, on the final night of competition. Their outpouring of support for our team this year was a tribute to their leadership and kindness and was a true showing of sportsmanship at the highest level."  Continue Reading This Post >>

David Anwar Joins NMSU Men's Basketball Staff

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans filled his final assistant coach position with the hiring of David Anwar.

“Coach Anwar brings a wealth of experience to our staff,” Jans remarked. “He is highly regarded in our business and respected for his productivity. Dave possesses a likeable personality and will build lasting relationships with our student-athletes and the NMSU community. I am very excited about Coach Anwar being a big part of our program!”

Anwar comes to Las Cruces after spending the past five seasons at North Texas under Mean Green head coach Tony Benford. There, he served as the team’s lead recruiter since joining Benford’s staff in 2012. While in Denton, Texas, Anwar helped North Texas rake in a top-50 recruiting class for 2013-14.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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