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PETE’S CORNER

WAC Champions

MARK NESSIA

GREG OWENS

The NMSU volleyball team won both the Western Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships in 2015. The team also made their eighth appearance in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Mike Jordan. The team finished 28-6, including going an undefeated 14-0 in the WAC.

The 2015-2016 NMSU women’s basketball team repeated as the Western Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament champions. The team had a 26-5 record, and went 13-1 in the conference. The women’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.

Support a champion At New Mexico State University, the best seats in the house and the best parking spaces at the game come with an added bonus – an opportunity to support the university’s student-athletes. The winning combo is possible because of the Aggie Athletic Club, and it’s looking for new members. “Aggie Athletic Club is the main and comprehensive giving vehicle for the NMSU Athletic Department,” says NMSU Director of Athletics Mario Moccia. “It goes to assist all 450

student-athletes at NMSU with their tuition and books as well as their room and board and nutrition.” Supporters can join the club at various levels. Each donation comes with benefits for the donors and provides support for NMSU student-athletes, many of which are first-generation college students and would not be able to afford a higher level of education without scholarship assistance. “As student fees and state support continue to be reduced, we need to find

new places for support,” Moccia says. “Last year, the fund raised $146,000. This year, we’ll do around $250,000. While that’s a significant improvement, UTEP will bring in $1.75 million and UNM will do $3.1 million. We’ve got room for growth and we’re going to keep pushing for new donors.” More information about Aggie Athletic Club is available online at advancing.nmsu.edu/aac-main. For questions or to make a gift, contact Kyle Merhege at merhege@nmsu.edu.

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Panorama - Spring 2016  

Panorama is NMSU's Alumni and Friends magazine. To read the current issue, visit https://panorama.nmsu.edu. To view the Fall 2016 issue as a...

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