Trakh Finalizes Women's Basketball Staff With Ford Hiring

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh completed his staff with the hiring of former Nebraska standout Ashley Ford.

Ford joins the NM State women’s basketball staff after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Nebraska, her alma mater, where she was the starting point guard from 2005-07 under head coach Connie Yori.

“Ashley is an experienced coach, having been an assistant at USD for five years and at Nebraska for three years,” Trakh said. “She has coached and played at the highest levels. She has a reputation for being a great on-floor coach and a great recruiter. We are all very excited to have her become a part of the Aggie family.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State Wins Second Consecutive WAC Commissioner's Cup

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DENVER, CO - For the second consecutive year, the NM State athletics department won the Western Athletic Conference annual Commissioner's Cup with 90.25 points, which tops the 2014-15 total of 89.25 points. The Commissioner's Cup is awarded to the WAC school that performs the best in each of the conference's 19 men's and women's sports. The Aggies have 15 teams that compete in the league.

"Winning the Western Athletic Conference commissioners cup is an honor and reflects the hard work of all student-athletes, coaches and administrators," said Director of Athletics Mario Moccia. "One of our three core principals is competitive intensity, and winning this comprehensive athletic award is extremely rewarding. Congratulations to all involved and Aggie Nation should be proud of this accomplishment."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Trakh Adds Alverson To Women's Basketball Staff

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Mark Trakh continues to assemble his coaching staff with the addition of former Auburn standout, Blanche Alverson on Tuesday.

"We're fortunate to have Blanche as a member of our staff," Trakh said. "She was a star player at Auburn and came highly recommended at Texas Tech. Blanche has great potential to become a great recruiter as well. She has a great future and I look forward to working with her."

Alverson comes to Las Cruces after spending the last two seasons at Texas Tech University under head coach Candi Whitaker where she served as a graduate assistant.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To Seattle 12-10 In WAC Tournament; Botello, Popylisen, Johnson Named To All-Tournament Team

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MESA, AZ - After going down 11-5 after three innings, New Mexico State (34-23) had their comeback cut up short in the 12-10 loss to Seattle U (37-20) on Saturday. The Aggies finished the 2016 campaign with 23 wins more than the 2015 season, a turnaround of plus-19.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Popylisen’s Walk-Off Keeps the Aggies Baseball Alive At WAC Tournament

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MESA, AZ - Greg Popylisen’s walk-off single kept the Aggies alive as New Mexico State (34-22) defeated Sacramento State (30-28) 5-4 on Friday afternoon.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Adds Ohio State Transfer A.J. Harris

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir announced the addition of A.J. Harris, a freshman transfer from Ohio State. Harris will sit out the 2016-17 due to the NCAA transfer rule.

“A.J. may be one of the more heralded guards we have ever signed here,” Weir said. “For him to choose New Mexico State says a lot about our program and his belief in where we are headed. His profile fits exactly where our model is headed on several levels. He will push Ian every single day to serve us this year and then next year potentially be a tremendous replacement.”

Harris, a 5-9 guard, was a four-star recruit coming out of high school according to ESPN, Rivals and 24/7Sports. He was also ranked No. 14 in his position, 16th in his region and fourth in the state of Ohio according to ESPN – as well the No. 80 recruit in the nation.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To Utah Valley 3-2 In WAC Tournament Opener

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MESA, AZ – New Mexico State (32-22) fell to Utah Valley (35-21) in the Aggies first game of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pascal Siakam To Forgo Remaining Eligibility, Remain In NBA Draft

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After numerous workouts and discussions with his family, New Mexico State sophomore Pascal Siakam has decided to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

"I think all of us are going to become cheerleaders on June 23rd for Pascal," head coach Paul Weir said. "We are so thankful for everything he did here and are looking forward to following his career,"

Siakam, a 6-9 forward, led the nation with 27 double-doubles as a sophomore. Of the 22 NCAA Division I players that averaged a double-double, the Aggie All-American was the only player that averaged more than 20 points a game. Siakam finished the year ranked in several national statistical categories, averaging 20.3 points (26th), 11.6 rebounds (eighth) and 2.4 blocked shots (32nd).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Daniel Johnson Named WAC Player Of The Year; Five Aggies Earn All-WAC Accolades

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MESA, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team racked up the honors on Tuesday at the Western Athletic Conference Awards Banquet, part of the WAC Baseball Tournament.

Junior Daniel Johnson was named WAC Player of the Year by the league’s 10 head coaches. A native of Vallejo, Calif., Johnson finished the regular season leading the conference in batting average in the league play(.416), as well as leading the conference in hits (85), runs scored (62), home runs (12), stolen bases (27-for-31), slugging percentage (.642) and total bases (145).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jason Glover Joins NMSU Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh announced the addition of Jason Glover to his staff Tuesday morning.

“I’m truly honored and excited to join Coach Trakh’s staff here at New Mexico State,” Glover said. “I look forward to contributing in any way I can. With the talent returning, on top of the freshmen class coming in, I can’t wait to get in the gym and work with this talented group and help them win another conference title.”

Glover comes to Las Cruces after spending the last three seasons in Orem, Utah, where he served as the associate head coach at Utah Valley. He comes to NM State with a plethora of experience, ranging from the prep ranks all the way up to the professional levels in both the NBA and WNBA.  Continue Reading This Post >>