Thirty Aggies Named To Winter 2019 Academic All-WAC List

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DENVER, CO - In a release issued Thursday morning by the Western Athlete Conference, a total of 30 NM State student-athletes earned Winter 2019 Academic All-WAC honors as a result of their efforts in the classroom and on the playing surface.

In all, 291 student-athletes from across the league's men's basketball, women's basketball, men's indoor track & field, women's indoor track & field, men's swimming and diving and women's swimming and diving squads earned Academic All-WAC honors.
To be eligible for the honor, 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.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Adds Five Signees

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Five more student-athletes, including two transfers from FBS schools, have made their commitments to play football at NM State.

Defensive backs Olan Cazad Jr. and D.J. McCullough, defensive tackle Darvis Holmes, offensive lineman Gabriel Preciado and tight end Anthony Roberson signed with the Aggies on Wednesday, strengthening the program's 2020 signing class.

"Our staff continued to work extremely hard on recruiting during this shutdown period, and it paid off in a huge way," head coach Doug Martin said. "These are exceptional student-athletes that we've just signed, and they're really Power Five-conference players talent-wise. They'll all have a huge impact this season."

Holmes and Roberson each come to NM State from FBS programs. Holmes began his collegiate career at Missouri, and Roberson spent the previous four years at UCF.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Roberts Inks NLI to Join NMSU Men's Basketball in 2020-21

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Needing to replenish a portion of its firepower after losing no fewer than five seniors following the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, the NM State men's basketball team bolstered its backcourt Wednesday afternoon after junior guard C.J. Roberts signed an NLI to join the Aggies beginning in 2020-21.

C.J. Roberts | G | 6-1 | 190 | Jr. | North Richland Hills, Texas/Ranger College/Broward College
• A pair of junior college institutions benefited from the play of Roberts through the first half of his collegiate career. The guard spend the 2019-20 season in Ranger, Texas, under the watch of head coach Billy Gillispie at Ranger College.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Adds Three For 2020-21

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team added three transfers on Wednesday, head coach Brooke Atkinson announced on Wednesday. NM State signed two junior college transfers, Jade Bradley and Tyeisha Smith, and a graduate transfer, Deja Terrell.

Bradley played the 2019-20 season at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. The native of Dallas, Texas, led the Highlassies in points (16.2) while shooting 46.5-percent from the floor and 36.8-percent from three. A consistent scorer, Bradley scored in double-digits 26 times last season. She also earned First-Team All-Conference and Academic All-Conference honors.

“Jade is a bigger guard that gets to the rim, shoots the three and plays with a chip on her shoulder,” Atkinson said. “She will have a positive impact on the culture of our team.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Adds Three For 2020

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State volleyball team signed three new Aggies on signing day, head coach Mike Jordan announced. The three new Aggies are Marija Egic, Kalli Schoening and Shaney Lipscomb.

Egic hails from Crvenka, Serbia, and spent the last two seasons at Marshalltown Community College. While at Marshalltown, Egic hit .263 on 1,938 total attempts while playing on the right and as an outside hitter. She also added 154 blocks and 257 digs.

“Marija is a well-rounded attacker,” said Jordan. “She can play and score from anywhere, we love her versatility.”

Lipscomb will also have two years of eligibility remaining after a year at Hawaii and time at Grossmont College. The 6-2 San Diego native starred at Grossmont where she hit .294 including .296 a season ago. She hit 785 kills over two seasons at Grossmont and recorded 381 digs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jans, Aurrecoechea And Queen Collect NABC Honors

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KANSAS CITY, MO - In a release issued Monday morning, the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) announced that NM State head coach Chris Jans was chosen as the NABC District Six Coach of the Year for the second-straight season. Additionally, seniors Ivan Aurrecoechea and Trevelin Queen each earned a spot on the NABC All-District Six Second Team.

Once again heralded as one of the nation's premier bench bosses, Jans directed the Aggies to their third-straight WAC regular season title and secured the title of WAC Don Haskins Coach of the Year for the third-straight year as a result. After opening the season 6-6 through their first 12 games, the Aggies went on a tear and won their next 19 games of the season. That run started on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2019 and will extend into next season after a win in the team's regular season finale on the night of March 5, 2020.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Spring Practice, Spring Game Canceled

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State Athletics announced on Thursday that the Aggie football team's spring practices, as well as the 2020 Spring Game, have been canceled.

The decision to cancel spring practices, including the annual Spring Game, was made in accordance with recommendations by New Mexico State University, as well as national and state health officials, to mitigate the further spread of coronavirus.

"These decisions have been made with the health and safety of our student-athletes as our top priority," Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said.

NM State's spring practice season was slated to begin Wednesday, April 1, inside Aggie Memorial Stadium. The Spring Game was set for Saturday, April 25.

NMSU Softball Defeats Rival UNM 4-3

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - It won't go down as a complete game in the record book, but freshman Matalasi Faapito's performance in the circle against Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico was a memorable one.

The first-year phenom recorded every out in NM State's 4-3 win over the Lobos Tuesday evening at the Softball Complex, tossing 6 1/3 innings before her outing appeared to be over. Faapito, however, reentered the ballgame after back-to-back walks by the Aggie bullpen and notched the final two outs to seal the rivalry victory.

NM State improves to 15-8 overall with the win. The Aggies, who have not lost to New Mexico in nearly two years, will see their in-state rival once more this season on Wednesday, April 15.

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No. 5 NMSU Women's Basketball Reaches WAC Tournament Semifinals With 73-61 Win Over No. 4 UTRGV

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LAS VEGAS, NV - Soufia Inoussa and Adrianna Henderson each matched their career high for points and the Aggies led for 37:31 of game time in a 73-61 win over UT Rio Grande Valley in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday at the Orleans Arena.

Gia Pack moved into sole possession of fifth place on the NM State all-time scoring list and now has 1,671 points.

The Vaqueros jumped out to a 6-2 lead early but the Aggies responded by holding the Vaqueros to just 2-14 shooting in the quarter to lead 11-8 through one. UT Rio Grande Valley never led again after the 6:21 mark of the first quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Trevelin Queen Named To USBWA All-District VIII Team

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Roughly 60 minutes after he learned about his selection to the 2019-20 All-WAC Second Team, NM State men's basketball senior guard Trevelin Queen also found out he has been named to the 10-man USBWA All-District VIII First Team.

The only WAC player to see his name appear among the 79 All-District honorees from around the nation, Queen served as one of the Aggies' best players through the regular season. Hailing from Glen Burnie, Md., the high-flying guard has helped NM State claim a third-straight WAC regular season title so far this year and heads to Las Vegas, Nev., hoping to make a second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>