Pascal Siakam Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State sophomore forward Pascal Siakam has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 1-7. This is his fifth WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and the seventh of his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Routs Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Sophomore Pascal Siakam scored 27 points with 11 rebounds in leading the New Mexico State Aggies to a 98-74 Western Athletic Conference victory over Utah Valley Saturday night at the Pan American Center.

The 6-9 forward from Douala, Cameroon, one of the 10 players up for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award, collected his NCAA leading 21st double-double of the season.

The Aggies (16-8, 8-1) never trailed in the game as they extended their win streak to seven straight. The Wolverines (10-14, 4-5) lost for the third time in four games.

NM State opened the game with an 11-0 run, but never let the lead dip under double-digits again after the first seven minutes. The Aggies held a 20-plus point lead for the last 26 minutes of the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketaball Rallies For 59-53 Win At Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - With 2:26 minutes left to play, junior Moriah Mack single-handedly propelled the NM State women's basketball team past Utah Valley, 59-53, on Saturday for the program's 20th win of the season and 11th-straight win.

Mack, who finished with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting and seven rebounds, started NM State's 13-2 in the final 2:26 with seven-straight points.

"Today was a gut check for our girls and they responded well," said head coach Mark Trakh. "There comes a game where you have no business winning, but they found a way to win. I'm very proud of the girls."

The San Antonio, Texas, product was also a major key on the defensive end for NM State (20-3, 9-0), forcing many of the turnovers down the stretch to help the Aggies convert 10 Utah Valley turnovers into 17 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Routs GCU 70-50 In Battle For First Place

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies got great shooting in the second half and a smothering defense throughout the game to move all alone into the lead of the Western Athletic Conference by with a 70-50 win over Grand Canyon.

The Aggies (15-8, 7-1) are on a six-game winning streak. GCU (19-4, 6-2) has lost back-to-back games for the first time this season

“I’m very pleased with the outcome, pleased with the effort,” said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies. “We played big boy basketball tonight. We executed at a high level offensively and played solidly on both sides of the ball.”

The Aggies shot 54 percent from the floor, including 68.4 percent in the second half. NM State held GCU to 29.8 percent from the floor. The Aggies dominated the boards 44-26.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Win At GCU 66-44

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - Defense once again served as the catalyst to the NM State women's basketball team's success Thursday night as the Aggies forced 19 Grand Canyon turnovers en route to their 64-44 victory at GCU Arena.

"Our defense played very well today and we got our offense going," head coach Mark Trakh said. "Brooke played great for us in the first half and then Shanice [Davis] finished things off for us down the stretch."

Davis picked up the Aggies in the second half, and scored a game-high 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting – including a 3-for-3 night behind the arc. Brooke Salas nearly recorded her first-career double-double again, but settled for 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Her eight boards ties her season-high for the third time this year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Picked To Win WAC, Fiana Finau Selected Preseason Player Of The Year

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DENVER, CO - NM State is the preseason favorite to win the 2016 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 Aggie Fiana Finau was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year and Missouri-Kansas City’s Katie Kelley was selected as the Preseason Pitcher of the Year.

The Aggies took the top spot in the preseason poll with 25 points and five first-place votes. Grand Canyon was picked second with 20 points and the other first-place vote, edging out CSU Bakersfield in third place with 18 points. UMKC was fourth with 11 points, followed by Seattle U and Utah Valley with nine and seven points, respectively.

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

New Mexico State Football Adds 16 On National Signing Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Wednesday, National Signing Day, head coach Doug Martin announced the addition of 16 student-athletes for the 2016 football season. The 2016 recruits signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Aggies along with the eight midyear signees from December. Below are the names and bios of each new Aggie.

Myles Vigne (6'1" – 285 – Warren Easton Sr. HS – New Orleans)
Played at Warren Easton Sr. HS in New Orleans, La. under Antonio Hull… Three year starter and two-time district champion… Named team defensive MVP as a senior… As a senior, racked up 56 tackles and 15 tackles for loss… Amassed four forced fumbles and one interception in 2015.

Shamad Lomax (5'10" – 185 – Copperas Cove HS – Copperas Cove, Texas)   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Inks Seven For 2016

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado inked seven players to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. The signing comes on the heels of Delgado leading the Aggies to their best finish in conference play since 2009.

“We are excited about the 2016 class,” Delgado said. “Since we brought in a large group of freshmen last year, this year’s class focused on filling specific key positions. This group continues the long history of committing excellent soccer players, exceptional students and great examples in their community.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kenneth Fadke Named WAC Golfer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State senior Kenneth Fadke II was selected as the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for his performance last week.

Fadke, a senior from Hobbs, N.M., paced the way for NM State in the Aggies spring opener. Playing in the Aggies No. 1 position, Fadke posted a 1-under-par 70 on the 7,262-yard course at Tucson’s Sewailo Golf Club in the first round of the Arizona Intercollegiate. He placed 23rd individually with an 8-over 221 in the field of 84 golfers. The Aggies finished 11th in the 17-team field that featured three Top 25 teams.

Fadke is the first men’s golfer honored by the conference in the 2015-16 season.

The Aggies have a couple of weeks before their next competition. NM State travels to Houston for the All-America Intercollegiate on Feb. 19-21.

2016 New Mexico State Athletics Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department, in conjunction with US Bank, is proud to announce the three distinguished former student-athletes selected as this year’s inductees into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The class of 2016 includes baseball All-American Billy Becher, and volleyball All-Americans Stevi Adams Maytubby and Kim Oguh Nield.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the Feb. 20 men’s basketball game when the Aggies close their home schedule against Seattle U at the Pan American Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.  Continue Reading This Post >>