Aggie Women's Basketball Wins Outright WAC Regular Season Title

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the first time in 20 years the New Mexico State women’s basketball team stands alone atop a conference as the Aggies won the outright Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship on Saturday after handling Texas-Pan American, 80-60, in front of a raucous Pan American crowd.

NM State (19-7, 12-1 WAC) wins its final 12 home games after losing the first two and has now won 19 of its last 21 games. The 19 wins surpass the 18 the Aggies had in 2009-10, the last time they earned a postseason nod.

The 12 WAC wins is the most ever since joining the conference in 2005 and is the most conference wins since that 1994-95 season when NM State went 14-4 in the Big West and last won a conference championship.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Incarnate Word 8-7 In 12 Innings; Green Picks Up First Career Coaching Victory

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State baseball head coach Brian Green tallied his first-career win as a head coach as the Aggies defeated Incarnate Word, 8-7 in 12 innings of play at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, Feb. 28.

NM State took an early 5-2 lead but UIW eventually came back and sent the game into extra innings. With one out to start the bottom of the 12th inning second baseman Aaron Duran reached base safely when he was hit by a pitch. He advanced to second on a single through the right side by leftfielder Daniel Johnson and senior first baseman Michael Paulson marked the winning RBI on a single to right. Relief pitcher, right-hander Billy Conard got his first win of the season after entering the game in the seventh and working 6.0 innings, striking out seven batters.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Wraps Up Play In Las Vegas With Pair Of Victories

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LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team finished 5-0 at the Alexis Park Resort Classic hosted by UNLV after two final-inning wins on Saturday, first versus Wisconsin, 8-7, on a walk-off home run, and then against DePaul, 8-6, after two runs in the final inning.

The Aggies (13-7) began the day by defeating the Badgers (5-9) for the second time in as many days, but it wasn’t easy as NM State trailed 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh before freshman Corrin Green slammed a walk-off two-run home run that wrapped up a four-run final inning for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Wins Two, Improves To 3-0 In Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team continued participation at the Alexis Park Resort Classic on Friday by picking up a couple more victories to improve to 3-0 in the UNLV-hosted tournament.

The Aggies (11-7) began the day by defeating Wisconsin 5-0, their second-straight shutout in as many days, after freshman Dallas McBride held the Badgers to just one hit. NM State then won a tight contest versus Louisiana-Monroe 7-6 after another Arizona freshman, Corrin Green, hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to lift the Aggies to victory.

Game one saw McBride dominate the Wisconsin lineup, allowing only one hit while striking out four Badgers in seven innings of work to improve to 2-4 on the season. McBride’s performance came a day after Karysta Donisthorpe allowed only two hits to UNLV to also pick up a complete-game shutout.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 6-4; Sets New Attendance Record

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball fell 6-4 in the season opener to Incarnate Word in front of a record-breaking crowd (1,615) at the newly renovated Presley Askew Field, Friday, Feb. 27.

The Aggies fell behind 5-0 after two innings of play but made it a one-run ball game when the posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Designated hitter Jake Hasbrouck started the fifth with a lead-off single through the right side and shortstop Dan Kennon kept the momentum going when the UIW short stop committed an error. After two consecutive walks, centerfielder Quinton Mack hit a single up the middle for two RBI. Right fielder Joseph Koerper hit another single in the inning for an RBI to make it a 5-4 game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State 2015 Football Schedule Released

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University and the Sun Belt Conference announced the 2015 football schedule on Friday, Feb. 27, with five home games, two games versus the Southeastern Conference teams, two rivalry games and eight Sun Belt Conference games on slate.

Coach Doug Martin's Aggies open up with the first of two SEC teams taking on Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Sept. 5.

NM State then opens the 2015 SBC season at home versus Georgia State. The Aggies defeated GSU 34-31 last season in Atlanta.

“We are very excited about this schedule for our players and fans,” Coach Martin said. “The non-conference schedule is a great opportunity to move our program forward and to get exposure with two SEC teams and the two rival games.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Donisthorpe Shuts Down Rebels; Aggies Win 1-0

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team kicked off play at the Alexis Park Resort Classic on Thursday night by defeating host UNLV 1-0 at Eller Media Stadium to improve to 9-7 on the season.

Redshirt junior Karysta Donisthorpe continues her torrid start to the season after shutting down the Rebels to move her record to 6-2. The Aggie right-hander only allowed a single in the second inning and another single in the sixth en route to her third complete-game shutout of the season.

“Karysta was outstanding tonight and really used her whole arsenal,” Aggie head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We stranded a lot of runners tonight, which is unusual for us, but Karysta held down a good hitting team. We needed every bit of her composure.”

Donisthorpe, who finished with seven strikeouts, picks up her first seven-inning shutout. Her first complete-game shutout was in a six-inning game and her second in a five-inning game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Three Selected For 2015 NM State Hall Of Fame Class

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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 2015 includes former women’s basketball star Connie Vau-Limon, former men’s basketball great Johnny Roberson and former Aggie basketball player and benefactor Stuart Meerscheidt.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at halftime on March 7 when the Aggies close the regular season against Chicago State at the Pan American Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.


Women’s Basketball 1991-95

One of the foundation blocks of the outstanding New Mexico State women’s basketball teams of the early 1990s, Connie Vau was a highly sought after player from Cibola High School in Albuquerque, who signed early with the Roadrunners in November 1990.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Adds New O-Line Coach

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With the departure of former offensive line coach Walt Wells, who took an assistant head coaching job with Eastern Kentucky University, New Mexico State football head coach Doug Martin announced the hiring of a new offensive-line coach on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Martin hired Andy Richman, who spent the last four seasons at Valdosta State as the offensive line coach. He helped guide the Blazers to a 10-3 overall record, and a quarterfinals appearance in the 2014 NCAA Division II Football Tournament. Richman was also the offensive coordinator in 2014 for a VSU offense that was ranked 39th in NCAA Division II in rushing offense.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Rodolph Interview :: 02/24/15 Your thoughts on your team’s play at the Diamond Devil Invitational in Tempe?
Cat Heifner: I thought we played well. I thought we gave ourselves chances in each ballgame and we came out a little bit on our heels in the Minnesota game and even though it didn’t show up in the stats, you could see our confidence build within that game and we were really attacking our plan and doing some things that maybe didn’t show up in the box score. That gave us confidence for the rest of the weekend.

Frankly I thought we played ASU as well as you could without winning. I thought it was a good weekend. Every weekend with this group we’re seeing lots of growth. It’s fun to see and fun to coach because we can sit them down and say, “Okay we’re here, let’s try this and this and this,” and they get after it and the next week we see improvement. It’s really been a fun ride so far. As the offensive coach, what have you seen from your team through the first three weekends in terms of growth?
CH: What I think we’ve seen is that we have depth. We’re playing some pretty good opponents and so the first two weekends we saw a bunch of offense, we were at home, I think we were in our own element, very comfortable. This weekend we went on the road and I think your first weekend on the road, it’s an adjustment period and I still think we did well offensively. What I really liked in Tempe was that we were clutch. Any coach would trade a lot of offense for clutch offense. That really played out in each of our games and so we may not have scored double-digit runs in every game but we did great situationally and we had some really clutch offense come through.  Continue Reading This Post >>