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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCEWe’re looking for 3 things from our re-cruits….
1. Athletic ability 2. Competitiveness3. Unselfishness
We’ve had a lot of success transforming great athletes with little to no club experience into tremendous players. Kim Oguh, Whitney Woods, Krystal Torres, Kristin Webster, Am-ber Simpson and Alice Borden come to mind. All were great athletes that became great players here at NMSU through our combined hard work.
We want players that want to win champion-ships and get deeper into the NCAA tourna-ment. We expect our players to work hard and expect great things.
We want players who care about the people around them and that put team success before individual accomplishments.
These things are at the core of our success.
CLASSROOM/ACADEMICSWe have instilled a culture that forces our student-athletes to exceed the expectations of a normal student. We look for our student-athletes to succeed at the level of her talent but we also strive for them to improve.
When a student-athlete comes here, we promote class attendance and the use of all services such as study halls and study groups. We teach time management because it is a challenge for student-athletes to maintain good academics along with competitions.
We have an awesome tradition at NM State volleball of exceeding ex-pectations. The team GPA is above a 3.0 and there have been a total of 22 Academic All-WAC selections since joining the WAC in 2006.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY We’ve become a program that’s involved in our community. Our home attendance is great and part of the reason for that is that we give back to our community when we can and they in turn support us. It goes a lot deeper than winning here. Everyone loves a winner for sure but the fact that we do so much for the kids and people in our com-munity is the biggest satisfac-tion.
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AREAS OF STUDYMembers of the NM State volleyball team are pursing degrees in the following areas of study:
• Psychology• Exercise Science• Sports Medicine• Kinesiology • Communications• Criminal Justice• Finance• Industrial Engineering
Forty-three student athletes posted a per-fect 4.0 in the fall of 2009. The NM State volleyball team helped to make it the ninth consecutive semester where all 17 men’s and women’s athletic teams combined for a cumu-lative GPA at or above 3.0.
PHILOSOPHY IN ACTIONThe Aggies have seen Krystal Torres, Kim Oguh and Amber Simpson earn All-American status after coming into the program with little or no club experience. Jennah DeVries was the most recent All-American honoree after she show un-selfishness at the setter position. NM State’s suc-cess shows as the team continues to rank in the top 20 nationally in attendance, while student-athletes understand what it means to graduate with a degree.
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Jennah DeVries(2009) Denver, Colo.Earned All-American honors as a sophomore Jennah DeVires is set to start for the Aggies once again. She averaged 10.14 assists per set as she played in all 103 sets NM State was in. She ended the 2009 season with 1,044 assists and marked at least 25 assists in 24 matches, while she tallied at least 40 assists in nine matches. She posted at career-high 66 assists against Idaho (Nov. 7) as the Aggies won in five sets at home. She earned All-WAC Freshman Team honors in 2008.
Krystal Torres(2008) Las Cruces, N.M.Torres played for the Aggies from 2005-08 and earned All-American honors in 2008. That year she led the Aggies to their first-ever NCAA Tourna-ment win, while also earning first-team All-WAC honors and WAC All-Tournament Team honors. The Aggies also shared the WAC regular-season title with Hawai’i that season. She currently holds the NM State career-digs record with 1,942 and the single-season record 615 in 2006. She also tied the single-match record of 33 digs, Sept. 22, 2007 at Hawai’i. During the 2008 season, Torres posted 10 or more digs in 32 of 34 matches.
Amber Simpson(2006) Las Vegas, Nev.Simpson was considered the Aggies backbone at the net throughout her career as was named an All-American in 2006. That season she led the team and the WAC with a .387 hitting percentage, which ranked No. 18 in the NCAA. That mark also set the NM State single-season record. Simpson’s dominating presence that year also earned her first team All-WAC and WAC All-Tournament Team honors. She finished her career with 574 total blocks, which is tops in the Aggie record books.
Kim Oguh(2005-07) El Paso, TexasThe only player in NM State history to earn All-American honors three times, Oguh earned the honor from 2005-07. Playing from 2004-07, Oguh finished her career with 1,150 kills. Her .337 career hitting-percentage and 463 career-blocks rank in the top three at NM State. The three time AVCA All-West Region selection hit over .500 in 11 matches in her junior year, while she earned first team All-WAC honors and WAC All-Tournament team honors.
Stevi Adams(2004) Houston, TexasDuring her senior season, Stevi Adams lead a very young NM State team to its second straight Sun Belt Conference title and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies were 30-3 overall and obtained a perfect 15-0 record in league play in 2004. Thoughout the 2004 season, Adams had been chasing several Aggie career records and finally caught up to one during the conference championships. She finished her career with a program-best 1,559 career kills. That record still stands today.
Trinia Cuseo(2003) Forestville, Calif.In 2003, middle hitter Trinia Cuseo became the first Aggie volleyball player to earn All-American honors. That year she led her team to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. As a senior, Cuseo finished first on the team in hitting percentage (.371), total blocks (130) and second in kills (425). She left as the career leader in hitting percentage (.348), a record that still stands today. Cuseo left NM State as one of the most decorated middle hitters in school history. In 2003, she was named first team All-Sun Belt for the second straight year
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Jordan Bostic (2004-07) was the last Aggie to be named an Academic All-American and earned three consecutive Academic All-District VI honors. During her time at NM State Bostic set the standard for Aggie volleyball as a true student-athlete. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and earned a bachelor’s degree in journal-ism and mass communcations. Bostic, who was a defensive specialist, earned second team All-WAC honors as a sophomore as she led the team in digs (463) and digs per set (4.72).
Jackie Choi (2003-06) became just the fourth Aggie volleyball player to earn Academic All-America honors when she was named to the third team in 2004 and became the third player to earn first team honors when she was named an Academic All-American in 2005 and 2006. Choi, who holds the single-season record for assists (1,517), was also a two-time All-WAC selection.
Raquel Lindsley (1985-88) was the second Ag-gie volleyball player to be named a first team Academic All-American. She earned back-to-back Academic All-American honors including a first team selection in 1988.
Sandy DeHoop (1979-82) and Karen Yelich (1980-83) were the first two Aggie Volleyball players to earn the honor as DeHoop was a second team selection in 1982 and Yelich a third team honoree that same year.
Academic All Americans
CoSIDA Academic All-America Team
First Team Jackie Choi 2005-06
Third TeamJordan Bostic 2007Jackie Choi 2004
Verizon Academic All-America
First Team Raquel Lindsley 1988Karen Yelich 1983
Second TeamSandy DeHoop 1982
Third TeamRaquel Lindsley 1987Karen Yelich 1982
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOMEAN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN?To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.
Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable). In baseball and softball, pitchers must have at least 10.0 innings pitched. Athletes who have not participated in at least 50 percent of their team’s con-tests are not eligible.
No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
In the cases of transfers, graduate students and two-year college graduates, the student-athlete must have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution to be eligible.
Nominees in graduate school must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better both as an undergrad and in grad school.
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1. 10/1/05 Hawai’i L 7,1152. 9/22/07 Hawai’i L 4,3613. 10/3/09 Hawai’i L 4,2894. 11/17/07 Hawai’i* L 4,0465. 11/18/06 San Jose State W 3,3976. 8/29/05 New Mexico W 3,1837. 9/6/08 No. 4 Texas L 3,1018. 11/13/87 Brigham Young L 3,0579. 10/13/09 New Mexico L 2,532
10. 10/13/88 New Mexico L 2,48311. 11/7/09 Idaho W 2,47912. 10/5/05 UTEP W 2,32713. 11/5/09 Boise State W 2,18614. 11/12/87 New Mexico W 2,14215. 9/20/07 Utah State W 2,13316. 11/16/06 Fresno State W 2,08317. 11/7/03 UL-Lafayette W 2,05818. 9/11/07 UTEP W 2,04919. 11/16/07 San Jose State* W 2,03420. 9/24/09 Utah State W 1,97221 11/14/04 South Alabama W 1,96122 9/10/03 Texas Tech W 1,91223 9/8/09 UTEP W 1,90224 10/31/03 Denver W 1,85925 9/13/99 New Mexico W 1,871
All-Time Record with 1,000+ crowd: 52-14 (66 Total Matches)* = 2008 WAC Tournament
Rank Date Opponent W/L Attendance
TOP 25 ATTENDANCE RECORDS
The NM State volleyball team is proud of its fans after finishing 18th nationwide in atten-dance with an average of 1,919 fans per match during the 2009 season.
The Aggies ranked 15th in the nation in at-tendance in 2008, averaging 1,525 fans per match. In all, the Aggies drew 22,881 fans to the Pan American Center that year.
NMSU posted ten top 20 crowds in school history 2007. Since Mike Jordan became the head coach in 1998, the Aggies have posted 17 of the top 20 single match crowds in school history.
The top three attended matches came against Western Athletic Conference foe Hawai’i. There were
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PAN AMERICANYEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD
“We appreciate the support
coming from the administration,
the university and the
community as a whole. Without
this support, we wouldn’t be
as successful as we are, and we
continue to invite everyone to
come out and join our success.”
- Head Coach Mike Jordan
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FacilitiesPAN AMERICAN CENTERFor the 24nd season, the Aggie volleyball team calls the Pan American Center home in 2010.
Although the Pan American Center was originally constructed in 1968, it wasn’t until late in the 1987 season that the Aggies first played a volleyball match in the Pan American Center. After a trial run resulted in crowds of 2,142 and 3,057 attending matches against I-25 rival New Mexico and BYU, the Aggies moved from their former home in the student Activity Center.
In 1988, the Aggies played 10 matches in the Pan American Center, going 8-2 with wins over top 20 opponents BYU and Colorado State. In 1989, the Aggie vol-leyball program made the Pan American Center its official home.
For nearly three decades now, the Pan American Center has provided a great home court advantage for the Aggies. NM State is 185-96 (.658) all-time in the Pan American Center and since the 2002 sea-son, the Aggies have lost just three home matches.
In 2004, the Aggies set a school record for home wins in a season with 13 victories in the Pan American Center. They won 12 games in front of the home crowd in 2007 as well as in 2008.
The multi-purpose complex, which cost $3.5 million to construct, has served as the site for numerous entertainment
extravaganzas. During its illustrious history, the Pan American Center has hosted the NCAA Men’s Basketball West Regional, several NCAA first and second round games, state high school basketball tournaments and hundreds of concerts featuring some of the top entertainers in America.
“I think the fact that the Pan American Center is a big arena is a great thing,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “A lot of teams that come in don’t get to play in big arena like this so that can be an advantage for us. The proximity to the fans during the match is also a great thing and our players look forward to marching down to the court every time we get to play.”
The Pan American Center received a $22 million upgrade in 2006. The Pan Ameri-can Center face-lift included new looker rooms, a practice court and coaching offices as well as better restrooms, conces-sions and seat backs. The renovation also improved handicap seating, an elevator, the addition of a stair well and a floor entrance tunnel from the locker rooms, as well as a large team meeting room that will be used by all three teams and a room for team functions such as pre-game meals and banquets.
Due to the renovations, the Aggies relocated to Las Cruces High School and only played two matches in the Pan Am in 2006. Both of those matches against San Jose State and Fresno State ranked in the top 20 crowds at the Pan Am.
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Amber Simpson 2004-2008“NMSU was one of the best experi-ences in my life. The city was just small enough that it still had that small, college town feel. The staff and people of Cruces were genuine, friendly, and very supportive of stu-dent athletes. There was also a lot of interesting history in the region and some of the best Mexican food I've ever had.
Playing volleyball and being a full-time student was an amazing and challenging adventure. Excellence on the court and in the classroom was not hoped for, it was expected.
Coach Mike was great at getting a player out of their comfort zone. I felt like he was never satisfied with my efforts. Little did I know, he was pushing me to go beyond what I thought was possible. One of my older teammates told me that it was a good thing if Mike is yelling at you, because it means he sees po-tential that you may not. Looking at the situation from this perspec-tive, I am glad that he pushed us really hard. We wouldn't have had the success we did if he'd been any other way.
Striving for perfection in sports and education is a continuous learning process. Perfection is not attainable, but you have to set your sights on
it and do whatever you can to get closer to it. Life is the same way; so, to get the most out of it you
Jordan Bostic 2004-2007"Playing volleyball at NMSU gave me great discipline and taught me to take pride in everything I do. I was proud to put on that uniform and felt such joy when we gave our awesome fans a reason to cheer. I don't have the honor of playing college volleyball anymore, but I still take the lessons I have learned and apply them in my daily life and my ca-reer. It feels good to work hard and accomplish your goals, and that's a lesson from my time at NMSU that I will always take with me."
Bostic is now the managing editor of the NATA News in Dallas, Texas. The NATA News is a sports medicine magazine that goes out to all involved in sports medicine and related fields.
have to put the most into it.”
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KrystalTorres 2005-2008“Playing volley-ball for NMSU has probably been one of the best decisions I could have made. I was given the opportunity to play for some of the best coaches in the country in front of the best fans you could ask for. Having such a great support system from the community was one of the many reasons I enjoyed playing for New Mexico State. There was such a strong sense of community that I rarely ever felt at other schools we played against.
Mike was a character and he forced you out of your comfort zone. Although at the time it would be frustrating or discouraging, the feedback he gave only forced you to be tougher mentally and physically, which I person-
ally feel has carried over into life outside of volleyball.
Although playing college vol-leyball while being a student was one of the toughest things I have done, I wouldn't trade any of the experiences for the world. I learned a lot about myself as an individual. I learned responsibil-ity, leadership, and teamwork. I have gained lifelong friends and have learned what it truly means to work and persevere not for yourself, but to work for others.”
Torres is currently a graduate as-sistant coach at the University of North Dakota. She is learning more about the coaching side of the game now, under former NM State assistant coach Ashley Hardee.
Tanya Allen2003-06Mike has had a tremendous influence on me. He made me a stronger, more competi-tive person and a lot of what I do as a coach is modeled after him. I hope that someday I can develop a program the way he has developed New Mexico State volleyball."
Allen is currently the head coach for the volleyball team at Franks Phillips College.
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AGGIES ON THE WEB New Mexico State volleyball informa-tion is available around the world, 24 hours a day on NM State’s official athletics website: www.NMStateSports.com. Live statistics for all home volley-ball matches, updated individual and team statistics, news releases, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, access to radio and video broadcasts and more are available through our home page. NM State also has a Facebook and Twitter page.
AGGIE SPORTS NETWORKAggie fans can follow the 2010 vol-leyball team on the radio as ____ regular-season matches, along with any post-season matches will be aired on the radio at KSNM-AM 570. Fans can also listen to the scheduled matches on the Internet at www.nmstatesports.com for a fee.
AGGIES ON TELEVISIONNM State volleyball has been on TV numerous times over the past three years. The Aggies had nine of their matches last season including six on Aggie Vision, two on ESPNU and one on K-5 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Karch
Kiraly was the analyst when the Aggie took on No. 3 Hawai’i, Nov. 25 on ESPNU in Las Vegas for the WAC Championship. Kiraly is one the most famous volleyball players in the world and the only volleyball player yet to have won an Olympic gold medal in both indoor volleyball and beach vol-leyball.
Shipping AddressAthletic Media RelationsMSC 3145, 1 Regents Row, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
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NewspapersLas Cruces Sun-NewsPhone: (575) 541-5444Fax: (575) 541-5498Sports Editor: Teddy FeinbergBeat Writers: Jason Groves and Felix ChavezE-mail: email@example.comAddress: 256 W. Las Cruces Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88005
El Paso TimesPhone: 1-800-351-1032Fax: (915) 546-6343Sports Editor: Bill KnightBeat Writers: Joe MuenchE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: PO Box 20, El Paso, TX 79999
Las Cruces BulletinPhone: (575) 524-8061Fax: (575) 526-4621Sports Editor: John KeithE-mail: email@example.comAddress: 840 N. Telshor Blvd., Suite E, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Albuquerque JournalPhone: 1-800-990-5765Fax: (505) 823-3998Sports Editor: Sam AselstineBeat Writer: Randy HarrisonE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: 7777 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
The Round Up (Student Paper)Phone: (575) 646-6397Fax: (575) 646-7905Sports Editor: TBAE-mail: email@example.com
Television StationsKDBC(CBS Affiliate - Channel 4)Phone: (915) 496-4461Fax: (915) 496-4593Sports Director: TBAReporter: TBAAddress: 2201 E. Wyoming Ave., El Paso, TX 79903
KVIA(ABC Affiliate - Channel 7)Phone: (915) 496-1761Fax: (915) 532-0505Sports Director: Raul MartinezReporter: TBAAddress: 4140 Rio Bravo, El Paso, TX 79902
KFOX(Fox Affiliate - Channel 8)Phone: (915) 834-2123Fax: (915) 833-8717Address: 6004 N. Mesa, El Paso, TX 79912
KTSM(NBC Affiliate - Channel 9)Phone: (915) 532-5421 (ext. 5)Fax: (915) 544-0536Sports Director: Fred AlbersReporter: Beau Bagley, Javi PerezAddress: 801 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902
KNIT (Univision) - SpanishPhone: (915) 231-2444 Fax: (915) 585-4642Sports Director: Luis ZunigaReporter: Omar RopeleAddress: 5426 N. Mesa, El Paso, TX 79912
Radio StationsKGRT-FM 103.9 Jack NixonPhone: (575) 524-4588Fax: (575) 524-8580E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: 1355 California Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001
KSNM-AM 570Kyle DoperalskiPhone: (575) 646-5347Fax: (575) 646-2425(Attn: Kyle Doperalski)E-mail: email@example.comAddress: MSC 3145, PO Box 30001, Las Cruces, N.M. 88003
Wire ServicesASSOCIATED PRESSPhone: 1-800-848-2766Fax: (505) 838-0310Beat Writers: Tim Korte/Julie AicherAddress: 5130 San Francisco NE, Suite A, Albuquerque,NM 87109
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The Aggies have reached the NCAA Tournament five times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008), all under head coach Mike Jordan.
NM State has went 30-0 over two seasons (2003-04) while in the Sun Belt Conference. Overall, the Aggies finished 65-13 while a part of the Sun Belt Conference.
The 2007 Aggie volleyball team reached a No. 13 ranking in the AVCA Top-25 poll, which is the highest rank-ing of any Aggie athletic team.
Six players have been earned All-Amer-ican honors, all under head coach Mike Jordan.
The Aggies earned its first at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 af-ter going 33-4. The 33 wins is a school record, while NM State finished the season ranked No. 23 nationally.
The NM State volleyball program was ranked in the top-20 nationally in attendance for the past three years. It averaged 1,818 fans per match in 2009, up from 1,634 fans per match the year before. The highest attended match at the Pan American Center in 2009 came
on Oct. 3, when No. 4 Hawaii and the Aggies played in front of 4,289 fans.
NM State has had 68 All-Conference selections. There have been 22 in the WAC, 16 in the Sun Belt Conference, 11 in the Big West Conference and 19 in the High Country Athletic Confer-ence.
The Aggies snapped the Rainbow Wahine’s 114-match conference streak, Oct. 2, 2007. It was NM State’s first ever win over nationally ranked Hawai’i with NM State winning 3-2 in Las Cruces.
The Aggies shared the WAC regular season title with Hawai’i after going 15-1 in league play in 2008. NM State is the first team to either share or hold the WAC title since BYU and Hawai’i shared the Pacific Division title in 1998.
The Aggies won their first ever NCAA Tournament match Dec. 5, 2008 over St. Mary’s College in Berkley, Calif.
The Aggies have a 28-6 record versus ri-vals UTEP and UNM over the past 10 years. They are 12-2 versus the Lobos and 16-4 against the Miners.
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2010 AGGIE VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULESat, Aug 21 NM State Alumni Match Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM
Florida State Tournament Fri, Aug. 27 Florida International at Florida State 10:00 AMFri, Aug. 27 Florida State at Florida State 5:00 PMSat, Aug. 28 Florida A&M at Florida State 3:00 PM
Wed, Sept. 1 CSU-Bakersfield Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM Fri, Sept. 3 UTEP Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM Tue, Sept. 7 UTEP at El Paso, Texas 7:00 PM
LSU TournamentFri, Sept. 10 Rice at Baton Rouge, La. 3:30 PM Sat, Sept. 11 North Carolina at Baton Rouge, La. 11:30 AM Sat, Sept. 11 LSU at Baton Rouge, La. 7:00 PM
Tue, Sept. 14 University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, N.M. 7:00 PM
Arizona TournamentFri, Sept. 17 Pepperdine at Tuscon, Ariz. 11:30 AMFri, Sept. 17 Texas State at Tuscon, Ariz. 6:00 PM Sat, Sept. 18 Arizona at Tucson, Ariz. 2:00 PM
Thu, Sept. 23 Louisiana Tech* at Ruston, La. 6:00 PM Sat, Sept. 25 Louisiana Tech* Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PMWed, Sept. 29 Hawai’i* Las Cruces, N.M. 8:00 PM Sun, Oct. 3 Arizona Las Cruces, N.M. 5:30 PM Thu, Oct. 7 San Jose State* at San Jose, Calif. 8:00 PM Sat, Oct. 9 Fresno State* at Fresno, Calif. 2:00 PM Thu, Oct. 14 Boise State* Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM Sat, Oct. 16 Idaho* Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM Sun, Oct. 17 Nevada* Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM Thu, Oct. 21 Nevada* at Reno. Nev. 8:00 PM Sat, Oct. 23 Utah State* at Logan, Utah 7:00 PM Sun, Oct. 31 Hawai’i* at Honolulu, Hawai’i 9:00 PM Thu, Nov. 4 Fresno State* Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM Sat, Nov. 6 San Jose State* Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM Thu, Nov. 11 Idaho* at Moscow, Idaho 8:00 PM Sat, Nov. 13 Boise State* at Boise, Idaho 7:00 PM Wed, Nov. 17 Utah State* Las Cruces, N.M. 7:00 PM
2010 WAC TournamentMon, Nov. 22 - Wed, Nov. 24 at Las Vegas, Nev TBA
* Conference Games Home Games All times are MST