Pierce, Nohara, Cottrell To Enter NMSU Athletics Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletic Department will induct Jimmy Cottrell, Hoku Nohara and Alane (Pierce) Stutzman into its 2018 US Bank/NM State Athletic Hall of Fame class on Friday, Feb. 23. The 6 p.m. (MT) event is open to the public and will take place in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. Deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 21.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Routs UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Backed by Zach Lofton’s season-high 34 points, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team routed UT Rio Grande Valley 90-67 early Saturday evening inside the pan American Center. The win pushes NM State’s win-streak now to nine-straight and keeps the Aggies undefeated in Western Athletic play, 7-0.

In a game full of highlights for NM State, senior Jemerrio Jones had a big night and pulled down a career-tying 20 rebounds to go with 10 points and five assists for his 14th double-double of the year. Jones last grabbed 20 boards in 2015 against Temple College (Feb. 21) while at Hill Junior College.

Jones’ 20 boards made him the 12th Aggie to pull down at least 20 rebounds and was the 24th time an NM State player pulled down 20-plus in a single-game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Wins Thriller At UTRVG

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - New Mexico State women’s basketball traveled to the Lone Star State to take on Western Athletic Conference foe UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday evening at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. A deep three from Zaire Williams tied the contest up with 12 seconds left in regulation and the guard then knocked down two free throws in the waning seconds of overtime to take down UTRGV, 79-77.

Despite winning the opening tip and pressuring UTRGV (11-11, 1-6 WAC), the NM State (12-9, 6-1 WAC) squad went down early due to three turnovers and a quick foul. However, the Aggies quickly found their stride for an 8-0 run to take their first lead of the contest, 8-3, at the 4:58 mark.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMSU Softball Media Day

Kelsey Horton Named Preseason WAC Player Of The Year, Aggies Picked To Finish 2nd

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – Grand Canyon is the preseason favorite to win the 2018 Western Athletic Conference softball title in a vote of the league’s six head coaches, who could not vote for their own team.

The coaches also voted preseason award winners and NM State’s Kelsey Horton was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year and Seattle U’s Andie Larkins was selected as the Preseason Pitcher of the Year.

The Lopes took the top spot in the preseason poll with 24 points and four first-place votes, while NM State was just behind in second with 22 points and the other two first-place votes. Seattle U was selected to finish in third place with 16 points, just ahead of Utah Valley in fourth place with 14 points. Kansas City (8) and CSU Bakersfield (6) round out the poll.

Grand Canyon placed the most players on the Preseason All-WAC team with four, while NM State had three.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Hannah Smith Named WAC Women's Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week on Tuesday. After posting season-best performances in both the triple jump and long jump, Hannah Smith earned the weekly honor. This is the first award of the season for Smith and the second conference accolade for the team this season

Smith claimed third at the New Mexico Team Invitational with a personal and league-best mark in the triple jump this past weekend. She shifted to third all-time at NM State when she recorded a mark of 12.01m (39-5). The junior also jumped a season-best in the long jump, posting a mark of 5.26m (17-3.25).

For its next meet, the New Mexico State squad travels back to Albuquerque, N.M., for the New Mexico Classic which begins on Friday, Feb. 2.

Enrique Asmar Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State men’s tennis junior Enrique Asmar was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week in singles late Tuesday morning.

This is his first weekly honor of the season and second of his career. It is also the first weekly honor for NM State since opening the dual season last week.

Asmar opened the dual season going undefeated in both singles and doubles – teaming up with freshman Louis Menard at the No. 3 doubles slot.

The 6-1 righty first took care of business against San Francisco’s Paul Giraud 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6 singles before playing the next two matches at the No. 4 singles position. In his second match, Asmar bested Saint Mary’s Matis Bot 6-4, 6-4 before returning home to Las Cruces for the 6-1, 6-1 win this past Sunday.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pun Chanachai Takes First Place At Mission Hills Invite

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - The New Mexico State women's golf team opened the spring season at the Mission Hills Individual Invite on the Arnold Palmer Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. As the only golfer to shoot under par, Pun Chanachai took home her third first-place finish of the year shooting a 70 (-2) on the 18-hole event.

Strong play from the Aggie golfers did not stop there with Dominique Galloway shooting a one-over (73) to tie for fourth. That was followed by Angela Xu who finished in eighth with a one-round total of 76 (+4).

Maria Prado and Kennedie Montoya were one stroke behind at five-over (77) to tie the NM State golfers for ninth. Freshman Tiegan Taylor rounded out the Aggies after firing a 79 (+7) to tie for 18th.

New Mexico State women's golf returns to action at the Bruin/Wave Invitational, Feb. 26-27, in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Brooke Salas Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Brooke Salas has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 22 through Jan. 28.

Salas, a junior guard from Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado HS), led the Aggies to their fifth WAC win to keep NM State atop the conference standings. Against Kansas City, she was 10-for-13 from the field with a pair of three-pointers and a pair of free throws for 24 points, also adding 14 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. The junior was also aggressive on the defensive end with three blocks and three steals in a 70-62 win. She ranks second in the WAC in scoring during conference play with 21.8 points per game and is the leading rebounder against league opponents with 9.7 rebounds per game. Her .560 shooting percentage from three-point range in also a league best during WAC play.

NMSU Men's Basketball Cruises Past UMKC 73-48

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - An offensive blitz coupled with a tough defensive stance in the second-half saw the New Mexico State men’s basketball team cruise past UMKC 73-48 Saturday night at Municipal Auditorium.

The win keeps NM State undefeated in league play and moves the Aggies to 18-3 overall on the year while pushing its win-streak to seven-straight along with its road win-streak.

The Aggies got a great jump to the game on a slam from Johnny McCants, who made his first-career start. An 8-2 run after the first media timeout then put the Aggies on top 15-6 with 9:50 left in the first-half.

Both teams hit a scoring lull before UMKC closed within 19-15 of the Aggies. However, after that media timeout with 3:29 left to play, New Mexico State closed out the first half with a 13-5 run to take a 32-20 lead against the ‘Roos.  Continue Reading This Post >>