ENVER, Colo. – The New Mexico State Athletic department proudly placed 75 student-athletes on the 2016 Academic All-Western Athletic Conference and 2015-16 Academic All-WAC Freshman/Transfer team.
“It’s great to see our student-athletes excelling both in competition and in the classroom,” NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “The ability to balance their academic and athletic time commitments and still compete at the highest levels is a testament to the hard work they put in. Winning the commissioner’s cup for the second consecutive year clearly shows that we have incredible student-athletes at New Mexico State.”
Student-athletes from baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field.
To be eligible, 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.
The freshman/transfer team consists of student-athletes who completed their first academic year at a WAC institution and met the above requirements from every sport.
The Aggie women’s outdoor track and field team once again paved the way, placing a dozen student-athletes on the 2016 Spring Academic All-WAC list while softball checks in with nine, followed by baseball with seven.
Baseball’s Joseph Koerper was also named to the College Sports Information Director Association’s (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team for District VII earlier this spring with a 3.83 grade point average in genetics and bio technology.
Women’s soccer placed eight of the 33 student-athletes on the 2015-16 Academic All-WAC Freshman/Transfer list. The women’s outdoor track and field team had six earn the honor while the indoor track and field team had five honored.
On top of their excellence in the classroom, the Aggie student-athletes compiled over 6,500 hours of community service during the 2015-16 academic year.