Aggie Football Signs Three J.C. Transfers

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State football head coach Doug Martin announced on Thursday, Dec. 18 that three junior college student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend school and play for NM State starting in the spring of 2015.

Wide receiver Tyrian Taylor of Ellsworth C.C. (Iowa), tight end Clayton Granch of Long Beach CC (Calif.) and center Anthony McMeans Arizona Western (Ariz.) have signed their NLI’s and will be on campus at the start spring 2015 semester. Coach Martin mentioned that this is the beginning of a really good recruiting class and feels the hard work his staff has been putting in will pay off.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Hoops Falls At Baylor 66-55

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

WACO, TX - The nonconference road season came to an unmerciful end Wednesday night as the undermanned New Mexico State Aggies fell to the Big 12’s Baylor Bears 66-55.

The Aggies (4-7), playing without reining WAC Player of the Year Daniel Mullings and preseason All-WAC center Tshilidzi Nephawe due to injuries, hung tough with the Bears (9-1) who are just outside the Top 25 rankings.

NM State trailed by just two with 17:28 to play at 34-32, before Baylor got a 3-pointer from Al Freeman that started a 15-4 run for the Bears to send the Aggies down 14 points. The Aggies never recovered.

“We mixed it up well with them for a while,” said NM State coach Marvin Menzies. “But we lost to a good team.”

“I thought we had some areas where we made some growth, but their big boys went to work on our babies and were just more physical.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Orin Richburg Inducted Into Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PITTSBURGH, PA - Orin Richburg, the New Mexico State head cross country and track and field coach, was named as one of the 15 inductees for the first annual Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. 13, organized by Achieving Greatness, Inc.

The event recognized 50 nominees and honored the 15 inductees into the City League’s own Hall of Fame.

“The honor for me to be included in the first group of 15 former city of Pittsburgh athletes that have excelled in their hometown is unbelievable,” Richburg said. “I have always strived to do the best I can under the circumstances presented. I prepared myself academically as well as athletically for success at the highest level.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Defeats Cal Poly 79-65

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team used a 14-0 run midway through the second half to break open a tight game and win its fourth-consecutive contest, defeating Cal Poly 79-65 on Tuesday night inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (4-5) remain undefeated in the month of December while the Mustangs (4-5) dropped their second-straight game.

NM State had a great all-around shooting night, finishing 42.4 percent from the field (25-59), 40 percent from 3-point range (10-25) and a season-high 82.6 percent from the free-throw line, sinking 19-of-23 shots from the charity stripe. The Aggies also continue to improve and leave their mark on the boards, outrebounding Cal Poly 44-37.

The defense also once again showed up for NM State. The Aggies held a streaky Mustang shooting squad to 35 percent from the field while forcing 15 Cal Poly turnovers.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Dorottya Lennert Named WAC Swimmer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Dorottya Lennert has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week for December 8-14.

Lennert, a junior from Budapest, Hungary (CSIK Ferenc HS) swam exceptionally well at the UNLV Winter Invitational this weekend. On Saturday she won the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.16 which is now the fastest time in the WAC this season. In Sundays prelims of the 100 fly Lennert posted a school record and personal best time of 53.96 to lead the women’s event in the finals. She closed out the 100 fly just 1.1 second shy of first place with a time of 53.99. Her time of 53.96 is the fastest 100 fly time in the WAC this season.

Moriah Mack Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State sophomore Moriah Mack has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 8-14, the conference announced Monday.

This is the first player of the week nod for the 5-8 guard from San Antonio, Texas, and Reagan High School. It is also the second-consecutive WAC Player of the Week honor for NM State this season as junior Sasha Weber won the award for the week of Dec. 1-7.

“Moriah is playing very well right now, she’s playing great defense and she is starting to look for her shot more,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “She’s shooting at a great percentage, so she needs to shoot it more. She is playing every possession extremely hard. We are all very proud of her.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women Rout North Dakota State 79-59 For Third Straight Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team defeated North Dakota State, 79-59, on Sunday afternoon inside the Pan American Center for its third-consecutive win, all by double-digits and two by 20 or more points.

The Aggies, who started the season by losing their first five games, improve to 3-5 and remain undefeated in the month of December. The Bison have lost three of their last four games and fall to 4-6.

“Our kids played hard, they did a good job, all of them, it was a total team effort,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “I’m proud of the whole team, we’re playing well right now but we got to keep it up.”

NM State shot exactly the same in both halves (16-36) to finish shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The Aggies were also solid from the free-throw line, sinking 9-of-12 freebies, and also won the rebounding battle 41-36.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies' Rally Falls Short At ORU In 86-83 Loss

TULSA, Okla. – The scrappy New Mexico State Aggies battled through foul trouble and few numbers on Saturday night, but the home-standing Oral Roberts held off the a come-back attempt for an 86-83 win at the Mabee Center.

The Aggies (4-6) trailed by 10 at 79-69 with 2:44 to play and closed on a 14-7 run, but it wasn’t enough as the Golden Eagles (3-4) collected a win it their first game in two weeks.

“We played with a lot of heart tonight, but we just couldn’t finish,” said NM State coach Marvin Menzies. “We played better offensively, but we allowed ORU to shoot 65 percent from the floor in the second half, and that killed us.”

The Aggies were paced by Ian Baker with 15 points, while DK Eldridge added 14. Jalyn Pennie posted a career best 11 points with a game-high eight rebounds as six of the nine NM State players scored double digits.

ORU got 24 points from Obi Emegano and 21 points from Korey Billbury to lead the way.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Endowed Scholarship To Honor Dr. McKinley Boston

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A new endowed scholarship was announced Thursday to honor retiring New Mexico State Director of Athletics Dr. McKinley Boston.

NM State coaches, co-workers, friends and supporters surprised Boston and his wife, Magellia, with the scholarship, recognizing the couple’s years of service to NM State at his retirement reception. Boston retires from the university Dec. 31.

The Dr. McKinley and Mrs. Magellia Boston Endowed Scholarship Fund will be used to provide scholarship support to one or more Aggie student-athletes that will be selected by the athletic director.   Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NM State Sports Weekly :: 12/11/14