Jemerrio Jones Earns 2017-18 WAC Sportsmanship Award

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DENVER – NM State men's basketball student-athlete Jemerrio Jones has been awarded the 2017-18 WAC Sportsmanship Award for his display of sportsmanship during the season.

The WAC received two nominations on behalf of Jones, the WAC Player of the Year, for his sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the season. The first came in February after the Aggies lost to Utah Valley in an important contest in Las Cruces. A Wolverine fan reached out via social media.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Eight Aggies Garner ITA Scholar-Athletes Honor

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TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State men's and women's tennis programs had eight combined players named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes Tuesday afternoon. In addition, both men's and women's teams earned All-Academic Team accolades as well.

The Aggie women have now earned ITA All-Academic Team honors for the 15th-consecutive year while the men were honored for the sixth-straight season.

On the men's side, Stijn de Haan (aerospace engineering) and Enrique Asmar (civil engineering) both earned their third-straight ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition while Luis Flores (finance) earned the honor for the second-consecutive year. Louis Menard (finance), Yusuke Nishitani (marketing) and Alejandro Rosas (mathematics) claimed their first since joining NM State last season. This is the sixth-consecutive season the Aggies have had four or more student-athletes earn this honor.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rodolph Signs New Contract

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced softball head coach Kathy Rodolph has signed a new contract. The 3-year contract keeps Rodolph in the City of Crosses through the 2021 season with the hopes of continued success for the softball program.

“Kathy has done a phenomenal job building a nationally recognized program with limited resources at NM State,” Moccia said. “Her teams do outstanding work in the classroom, community and on the field. I am confident the program will continue in an upward trajectory under her guidance over the next three seasons.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jemerrio Jones And Kelsey Horton Named 2018 Joe Kearney Award Recipients

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DENVER, CO - NM State junior softball player Kelsey Horton and senior men’s basketball player Jemerrio Jones are the 2017-18 Western Athletic Conference Joe Kearney Award winners. Named in honor of former WAC commissioner Joe Kearney, the awards are given annually to the top male and female student-athletes in the WAC.

Horton, the 2018 WAC Player of the Year and Tournament MVP, led the Aggies to both the WAC regular-season and tournament titles this season. She was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) first team All-Pacific Region honoree and broke the all-time WAC record for home runs per game in WAC play at 0.67. A two-time WAC Hitter of the Week this season, Horton set the NM State single-season records for home runs (25) and total bases (154). Her 25 homers rank second all-time in WAC history (first in the bat testing era).   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To Kent State 2-1 In Elimination Game At NCAA Regionals

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LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Kent State in an elimination game for the NCAA Lubbock Regional on Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies carried a one-run lead into the eighth when the Golden Flashes had a two-run home run put the Crimson & White behind as the team fell 2-1.

At the end of a historic season at the NCAA Regional in Lubbock, head coach Brian Green said, “First off, I want to thank Texas Tech for such a first-class regional and we were honored to be a part of it. What a game today, I could not be any more proud of our program, our coaching staff and our administration. In 2015 New Mexico State won 11 games and this season we won 40 with a WAC Tournament Championship, so we are very excited about the direction this program is heading.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To Texas Tech 9-2 In NCAA Regional Opener

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LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team played in its first NCAA Regional since 2012 and first ever outside of the state of Arizona as it took on host No. 9 Texas Tech on Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on Friday afternoon to open the Lubbock Regional. The Red Raiders put up multiple runs in three innings and the Aggies could not climb out of the hole losing in the opener, 9-2.

NM State (40-21) started Western Athletic Conference pitcher of the Year and Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American Jonathan Groff against Texas Tech’s (40-17) Dylan Dusek in a battle of the southpaws. After the Aggies stranded a runner on third in the top of the first, the Red Raiders made some noise at the plate in the bottom half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Headed To Lubbock For NCAA Regional

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - After winning their first ever WAC Baseball Tournament, the NM State Aggies found out on Monday morning where they will start their road to Omaha. The Aggies are headed to Lubbock, Texas and will take on host Texxas Tech on Friday.

The Aggies (40-20) overcame a 15-inning loss late Saturday into Sunday morning to hold off Sacramento State on Sunday in a winner-take-all championship game. Tristen Carranza was named tournament MVP after going 10-for-21 from the plate with three doubles, three runs scored and seven RBIs. He was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Kyle Bradish, Jonathan Groff, Marcus Still and Brock Whittlesey.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Sacramento State 2-0 To Advance To WAC Tournament Semifinals

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MESA, AZ - The third-seeded New Mexico State baseball team took on two-seeded Sacramento State in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Hohokam Stadium. The Aggies scored two runs in fourth inning and WAC Pitcher of the Year Jonathan Groff threw a gem en route to a shutout win over the Hornets, 2-0.

NM State (38-19) was not quiet early as they threatened with multiple runners in scoring position over the first few frames to put Sacramento State (31-24) starter Parker Brahms in a jam.

In the top of the second, Logan Ehnes led off with a single popped up to the infield that landed between the Hornets first baseman and catcher. Tristen Carranza then laced a double off the wall in left center to put two runners in scoring position with no outs. Unfortunately, a pair of groundouts and a strike out followed to hold the Aggie scoreless.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Bakersfield 4-0 To Open WAC Tournament Play

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MESA, AZ - The No. 3 seeded New Mexico State baseball team opened up its Western Athletic Conference Tournament play against No. 6 CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday night at Hohokam Stadium. The Aggie offense produced four runs and that was enough as the rotation combined for a shutout after a great night on the mound and a 4-0 win for the Aggies.

NM State (37-19) starter and All-WAC First-Team honoree Kyle Bradish got rolling early including six strikeouts over his first eight outs of the contest. The start did not go as favorably for southpaw Alec Daily of CSU Bakersfield (20-35).

In the bottom half of the first inning, Logan Ehnes laced a single to centerfield that loaded the bases with just one out for the Aggies. Tristen Carranza then stepped to the plate and roped a double off the wall in left center that scored a pair of runs for a 2-0 lead in favor of the Crimson & White.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jonathan Groff Named WAC Pitcher Of The Year, Nick Gonzales Named Freshman Of The Year

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MESA, AZ - The Western Athletic Conference has announced its All-WAC baseball teams and major awards as selected by the league’s nine head coaches. Grand Canyon’s Quin Cotton was named WAC Player of the Year while NM State’s Jonathan Groff was named WAC Pitcher of the Year. NM State’s Nick Gonzales was named WAC Freshman of the Year and GCU’s Andy Stankiewicz repeated as WAC Coach of the Year.

Cotton, a sophomore outfielder from Parker, Colo., posted a .417 batting average in league play to help lead the Lopes to their third WAC regular season title in the past four seasons. He led the WAC with 32 runs and 45 hits in league play and was tied for the lead in triples with three. He also tied for second in doubles with 10 and was second in the WAC with 70 total bases.  Continue Reading This Post >>