Aggie Men's Tennis Draws Top Ranked Oklahoma In NCAA Tournament

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State men's tennis team found out who their first round opponent in the 2015 NCAA Men's Tennis Team Championships will be as the field was announced by the NCAA.

The Aggies (11-13) will face No. 1 Oklahoma (24-2) in the first round on Friday, May 8th at 4 p.m. CT at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla.

The New Mexico State men will be making their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The winner of each first- and second-round site advances to the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 15-19. The event will be hosted by Baylor University.

Aggie Women's Tennis To Face Texas Tech In NCAA Tournament

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women's tennis team found out their first round opponent in the upcoming 2015 NCAA Women's Tennis Team Championship.

The Aggies (13-10) will face No. 16 Texas Tech (19-6) in the first round on Friday, May 8th at 5 p.m. CT at the McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Tex.

The New Mexico State women will be making their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
The winner of each first- and second-round site advances to the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 15-19. The event will be hosted by Baylor University.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Headed To Utah For NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2015 Western Athletic Conference Champion New Mexico State Aggies will start NCAA Women’s Golf Tournament play next week at the regional in St. George, Utah.

The NCAA Women’s Golf Committee announced the selections Monday evening, seeding the Aggies 16th in the 18-team regional at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club May 7-9.

“This is a very deep region,” said NM State head coach Jackie Booth. “We have beaten two of the other 17 teams in the field and get to face No. 1 USC. We have our work cut out for us.”

The Aggies will be pitted against not only the top-ranked Southern California Women of Troy, but No. 4 Arkansas, No. 6 Stanford, No. 10 Vanderbilt, and No. 19 Virginia. Also in the field are UNLV, San Diego State, Miami (Fla.), Colorado, California, SMU, TCU, Denver, Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee State, Northern Arizona and Albany.

The Aggies have wins over Wisconsin and NAU.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Dodd Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Kelsey Dodd has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 20-26. This is the first-ever honor for Dodd.

Dodd, a senior first baseman from Clovis, Calif., went 5-for-10 at the plate in a three-game sweep of Grand Canyon that clinched the WAC regular-season title for the Aggies. She finished the week with a 1.100 slugging percentage and .583 on-base percentage with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBIs. Both of Dodd’s homers came in the series opener in which New Mexico State came from behind to secure the WAC title. They were home runs No. 30 and 31 of Dodd’s career as she became only the seventh player in program history to reach the 30-home run mark. With the Aggies trailing 3-1 in the third, her first homer, a two-run shot, knotted the game at 3-3. Then, with NM State trailing 6-4 in its final at-bat, Dodd hit a solo shot that started a three-run rally which ultimately ended with a walk-off single and a WAC crown.

Goncalves Win Gives NM State Men's Tennis First WAC Title; Earns Freshman Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - The New Mexico men’s tennis team won its first Western Athletic Conference tournament championship with a thrilling 4-3 comeback victory over UT-Pan American in Sunday’s championship match.

The top-seeded Aggies trailed after doubles’ play, but won four singles’ matches including a three-set battle on court No. 3 between NM State freshman Christofer Goncalves and Koby Jansen. Goncalves dropped the first set, 3-6, but came back in the second set to win 7-5, then won the third set 7-5, to clinch the Aggies first conference tournament championship.

With the win, NM State also guaranteed a spot in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, it will be its first tournament appearance since 2000.

The Aggies also earned several WAC postseason accolades. Head coach Carlos Vargas was named WAC Coach of the Year, while Goncalves was named WAC Freshman of the Year, and was selected to the All-WAC First Team in singles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Women’s Tennis Win First WAC Championship

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - The New Mexico State women’s tennis team won its first Western Athletic Conference Championship in program history after handling UT-Pan American, 4-0, in Sunday’s championship match.

The top-seeded Aggies also earned their first berth to the NCAA Tournament in program history and went through the WAC Championships with dropping a point.

“This is a great day for NM State women’s tennis,” NM State head coach Ivan Fernandez said. “It has been a year since we lost in the finals last year and we’ve been waiting to redeem ourselves ever since.”

In addition to Sunday’s historic win, NM State also garnered several WAC postseason accolades.

Senior Susana Alcaraz and junior Ashvarya Shrivistava were named to the first team All-WAC in singles, while in doubles, Shrivistava and senior Denise Van Der Ben earned first team All-WAC honors.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Grand Canyon On Senior Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A day after clinching the Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship, the New Mexico State softball team wrapped up conference play by taking two games against Grand Canyon on Saturday, completing the three-game sweep over the ‘Lopes.

The Aggies (40-13, 14-1 WAC) won game one 6-3 before taking game two 15-5 in five innings on what was Senior Day where NM State’s five seniors, Nikki Diaz, Malena Padilla, Kelsey Dodd, Lacey Rother and Staci Rodriguez were recognized at the conclusion of the second game.

With the two wins the Aggies get to 40 wins for the first time since 2011 when they also won the WAC regular-season title and also took home the WAC Tournament crown to advance to their only NCAA Regional appearance. NM State also finished the WAC regular season with a 14-1 record, its best record in conference play in program history.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Wrap Up Spring Football

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team held its Spring Game at Aggie Memorial Stadium, Saturday, April 25 with the White (offense) defeating the Crimson (defense) 42-40.

The Aggie offense scored six touchdowns with six PAT’s for 42 points while the NM State defense played well scoring 40 points using the suggested scoring system. The defense had chances to score six points on a turnover, three points while holding the offense to a 3-and-out, and one point for every tackle for loss of yardage. The defense tallied 15 points for five 3-and-out situations, 18 points via three turnovers and seven points on tackles for loss.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Clinches WAC Regular Season Title With 7th Inning Rally

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team won its second Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship after defeating Grand Canyon 7-6 on Friday off of a Rachel Rodriguez walk-off single to that concluded a three-run final inning for the Aggies.

The only other time NM State (38-13, 12-1 WAC) has won a conference championship was in 2011 when it brought home its first-ever title. Grand Canyon (28-20, 9-4 WAC) still had a shot at the title coming in, but had to sweep the three games from the Aggies this weekend.

“(I’m) very proud of the team’s battle tonight,” NM State head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “It took everyone battling every pitch on both sides of the ball. As long as we continue to do that we will be where we want to be.”  Continue Reading This Post >>