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27 Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Winter Sports

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Aggies had 27 student-athletes from winter sports earn Academic All-WAC honors the conference announced on Wednesday.

The Aggie women's indoor track & field team had 10 named Academic All-WAC while the women's swimming & diving team had 17 earn the honor.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's

Women's Indoor Track And Field
Cassandra Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Karolin Klumb, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Yemisi Oroyinyin, Jr.
Michaela Romero, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Hannah Smith, Jr.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women's Swimming And Diving
Lillian Araujo, So.
Eliana Beaudry, So.
Picabo Bender, Sr.
Aimee Hatfield, Jr.
Alix Knagg, So.
Barbora Krizanova, Jr.
Rachel Langone, Jr.
Grace Laporte, So.
Lanie McAlpin, Jr.
Hanna McGowan, Jr.
Lindsey Muiznieks, So.
Reagan Nentwich, So.
Johanna Pettersson, So.
Ashley Reynolds, So.
Melissa Rogers, Sr.
Makena Sutherland, So.
Sina Wegel, So.

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 >>

27 Aggies Earn Fall WAC All-Academic Honors

DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2017 Academic All-WAC honorees from men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

A total of 263 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 66 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees. Utah Valley had the most honorees with 44, followed by Seattle U with 35, Kansas City with 34 and Grand Canyon with 33. Of the sports, women’s soccer had the most honorees with 91.

Women’s Cross Country
Meghan Aguilera, So.
Crissey Amberg, Sr.
Cassey Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Corinne Hanson, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women’s Soccer
Samantha Afonso, Jr.
Cristina Bertoldo, Sr.
Kelly Burton, So.
Audriana Chavez, Jr.
Aileen Galicia, Jr.
Amy Gulczynski, Jr.
Rebecca Mazzie, Jr.
Jessica McDow, So.
Micaela Milavec, Sr.
Alexandria Otero, Jr.
Danielle Smith, Sr.
Sarina Stockton, Jr.

Volleyball
Jordan Abalos, Sr.
Briana Ainsworth, Jr.
Megan Hart, Jr.
Brigette Lowe, So.
Kaylee Neal, Sr.
Kassandra Tohm, Sr.

67 Aggies Earn Spring Sports And Freshman/Transfer Academic All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State Athletics had 41 student-athletes from teams that competed in the spring earn Academic All-WAC honors while an additional 26 student-athletes were named to the Freshman/Transfer Academic All-WAC team.

Women’s track & field had the most honorees amongst the spring teams with 15 while softball came in second with nine student-athletes. The women’s swimming and diving team had 10 freshman or transfers earn academic accolades with women’s track and field right behind them with nine.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

Baseball
Johnathan Groff, Jr.
Matthew McHugh, Sr.
Marcus Still, Fr.

Men’s Golf
Mike McGilton, Jr.

Women’s Golf  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Claims Third Consecutive WAC Commissioner's Cup

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Athletic Department captured its record-setting third-straight Western Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday the league announced.

NM State’s 87.00 points at season’s end gave the Aggies a 2.50 point cushion over UMKC, who came in second with 84.50 points.

“NM State athletics being awarded the WAC Commissioner’s Cup for the third-consecutive year is a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration as well as all who have supported our programs with private dollars,” Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “With a significant budget issues on-going, it is gratifying to see our teams performing at a high level across the board on a consistent basis.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Four To Be Enshrined Into US Bank/NM State Hall of Fame's 2017 Class

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department announces that four former standout student-athletes have been selected for induction into the 2017 US Bank/NM State Hall of Fame class. Jackie Choi Parker, James Moore, Gwladys Nocera and Billy Joe Price will be forever enshrined in Aggie history on Friday, Feb. 24, and will also be recognized the following night during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Seattle U on Saturday, Feb. 25.  Continue Reading This Post >>

California Baptist University To Join Western Athletic Conference In 2018-19

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RIVERSIDE, CA - California Baptist University has accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference effective July 1, 2018, CBU and WAC officials announced today at a joint news conference. The invitation is contingent upon CBU completing the reclassification process from NCAA Division II to Division I. The Lancers will begin WAC regular season competition during the 2018-19 school year.

“Several factors make California Baptist University a great fit for the WAC,” Commissioner Jeff Hurd said. “Commitment to quality academics and athletics programs, along the extraordinary vision provided by President Ellis, are at the top of the list. There is no doubt that CBU will make a smooth transition to Division I and to the WAC.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Seventeen Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2016 Academic All-WAC honorees from men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. A total of 17 student-athletes from New Mexico State were named to the list.

Men's Cross Country
Ricardo De Santiago, Sr.
Marco Perez, Sr.

Women' Cross Country
Cassey Amberg, Jr.
Crissey Amberg, Jr.
Nichole Gomez, So.
Regina Marquez, So.

Women's Soccer
Gabby Campbell, Sr.
Audriana Chavez, So.
Aileen Galicia, So.
Zorena Hazen, So.
Ashley Martin, So.
Rebecca Mazzie, So.
Alexandria Otero, So.
Dominique Rivera, So.
Sarina Stockton, So.

Volleyball  Continue Reading This Post >>

Building An Aggie Football Tradition :: The Brief History of Keystone

Keystone

Keystone celebrates his 10th anniversary this coming Saturday against UNM. Keystone was introduced on Saturday, September 10th against the Lobos and with the exception of one game last season, he has been a pregame fixture before every Aggie football game since his debut in 2006. Here is a brief history of the origins of Keystone as told by Aaron Villalobos, an NMSU alum and former member of the NMSU athletic department marketing team.

Keystone was the brainchild of then NMSU Associate Athletic Director Bump Elliott with the help of NMSU Rodeo coach Jim Dewey Brown. Pete’s horse was given a moniker after NMSU students and the community wanted to know what the name of Pete’s trusty steed was.

The name Keystone was submitted by freshman Josh Lyon and was selected by NMSU students winning by 2,000 votes. The name “Keystone” was inspired by the many keystones seen among the many Spanish-Deco arches and domes around campus.

Keystone, whose original name was Roany, belonged to head rodeo coach Jim Dewey Brown. Coach Brown didn't mind the alias.

Ten years later Keystone is among NMSU's most beloved and recognizable traditions.


Keystone's First Ride


Keystone's First Ride in 2006  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Inks Deal With TuneIn Radio For Streaming Audio Distribution

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DALLAS, TX - Aggie sports fans can listen to TuneIn for live streaming and on-demand radio broadcasts this season as New Mexico State Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s NM State Sports Properties, announced today a multi-year partnership with the world’s largest audio network.

The new streaming agreement between Learfield and TuneIn provides Aggie fans complimentary access to a dedicated channel to find NM State game action and related sports programming. TuneIn will air live football and men’s basketball games, as well as coaches’ shows. TuneIn also will air live select women’s basketball, baseball and softball game broadcasts throughout the season.

With Bravo Mic Communications becoming NM State Athletics’ new flagship station recently, Aggie fans now have more options to stay connected on 99.5 FM KXPZ locally and abroad thanks to the new TuneIn partnership.  Continue Reading This Post >>