NMSU Women's Soccer Picked To Finish Sixth In WAC Preseason Coaches Poll

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DENVER - Kansas City was picked to top the 2018 WAC women's soccer standings in the preseason selection by the league's head coaches. Kansas City also claimed the Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year in Lexie Howard and Abby Small, respectively. The league's head coaches selected these honors and could not vote for their own student-athlete.

After winning the regular season title in 2017, Kansas City claimed first in the 2018 preseason rankings with five first-place votes and 60 total points. 2017 tournament champion Utah Valley was just behind, snagging four first-place votes and 57 points. Seattle U was voted third with 50 points while Grand Canyon was selected fourth with 38. UT Rio Grande Valley was one point behind grabbing fifth. Named sixth, NM State earned 30 points followed by CSU Bakersfield, California Baptist, and Chicago State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Signs Home And Home With Central Michigan For 2019 And 2026

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team and Central Michigan University have signed a home-and-home contract to square off in 2019 and 2026, Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced on Friday.

“I have a lot of experience playing in the MAC while at Kent State and know that Central Michigan has a tremendous program with great tradition,” said NM State head football coach Doug Martin. “They have always been a really good program that will make for a great home-and-home matchup.”

The first meeting in history between the Aggies and Chippewas is scheduled for Oct. 12, 2019 at Kelly Shorts Stadium. The Crimson & White then play host to CMU on Sept. 5, 2026 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Secures Postseason Deal With NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced an agreement with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl that will secure NM State football's postseason future leading into Independent status.

"New Mexico State University and our football program are excited to enter into a bowl agreement with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl for 2018 and 2019," said Moccia. "Every aspect of our experience last year was nothing short of phenomenal. With the proximity to Las Cruces, date of the game, weather of Tucson and the amount of alumni we have in Arizona makes this a perfect opportunity for our team as well as Aggie Nation. We appreciate Executive Director Kym Adair and her board affording us this opportunity. The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl and Visit Tucson are widely recognized for providing a first class destination and experience for the participating teams and their fans."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Head coach Mike Jordan announced the New Mexico State volleyball schedule for the 2018 season on Friday. A challenging slate awaits the Aggies as the team looks to claim its fourth-straight Western Athletic Conference regular-season title during the upcoming season.

The schedule for NM State includes 29 regular-season matches with 11 matches taking place at the Pan American Center. New Mexico State faces conference opponents 16 times this season, which includes the squad’s WAC opener at new league member Cal Baptist. The Aggies also battle a pair of PAC-12 opponents and host Arizona at the Pan American Center.

NM State opens the season at the Sun Devil Classic on Aug. 24 in Tempe Ariz., when the team takes on Pacific and host Arizona State during the first day of competition. The Aggies close out the tournament with a match against the Mavericks of UT Arlington on Aug 25.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Coach Doug Martin Signs New Four-Year Contract

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics announced Friday that Aggie head football coach Doug Martin has agreed to a new four-year contract.

“What Doug Martin, his staff and our players accomplished last year has not been seen in a generation,” Moccia said. “The program he inherited has undergone a significant transformation. Academically, socially and competitively he has made vast strides in all three areas. This past season, the amount of national attention on the football program, our athletic department and our University was unparalleled. As we head into independent status, it was critical we secure Doug’s services for the long term.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Men's Basketball Coach Chris Jans Signs Restructured Contract

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Thursday that head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans has agreed to a restructured contract that will keep him through the 2021-22 season.

“The success Coach Jans had in his inaugural season was phenomenal,” said Moccia. “After three-consecutive seasons with a new head coach, it was imperative for the program to retain him for the long term. Being fiscally responsible is a must at NM State Athletics and 100% of the funds towards the new contract came from private donors and funds made available through our recent debt extension.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jamin Smith Named To Weurffel Trophy Watch List

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FORT WALTON BEACH, FL - The 2018 Wuerffel Trophy announced its watch list today of 106 players from college football's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) on Thursday. New Mexico State football offensive lineman Jamin Smith earned a nod for the watch list.

The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service," is presented annually at the All Sports Association’s Awards Banquet in Fort Walton Beach. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel from the University of Florida, the Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jason Huntley Selected For Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOUISVILLE, KY - The Louisville Sports Commission released its preseason watch list for the 2018 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse on Thursday. New Mexico State running back and return man Jason Huntley was recognized as one of 43 players to be placed on the watch list.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its ninth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission, and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. This will be The Paul Hornung Award’s third year as an associate member of the prestigious National College Football Awards Association.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Track And Field Team Receives USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Academic Team and Individual awards for the 2017-18 NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons on Thursday. The NM State women's track and field team was recognized by the organization for its accomplishments on the track and in the classroom with Hannah Smith also earning individual honors.

In total, 361 teams were recognized for their academic accomplishments by the USTFCCCA. Breaking it down further, 220 of those were women's teams compared to 141 men's programs. There were 874 women and 624 men who earned individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2017-18 track & field seasons.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Michael McGilton Named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NORMAN, OK - The Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholars were announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday. New Mexico State men’s golfer Michael McGilton was earned the honor after a stellar junior season.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

On top of excelling in the classroom, McGilton led all returning Aggies with a 74.14 stroke average after 36 rounds of play. The golfer also had three top-25 finishes with one top-10 finish on the year.