Las Cruces, NM — Sophomore Bradley Nash, of the New Mexico State Volleyball team, was honored at a banquet, Monday, Sept. 24, by the American Indian program and the Indian Resource Development program.
Originally from Kayenta, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation, Nash was recognized for her hard work and the positive aspect she brings to the American Indian community.
“It’s nice to see someone from the community doing well and starting for a collegiate team,” American Indian Program director Justin McHorse said. “The excitement of knowing that there is a representative playing at this level is something to be proud of.”
Nash has brought many positive aspects to the NM State Aggies after her recruitment in 2011.
“Bradley is a great athlete and when looking at the character of a person, she is top-notch,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “She is easy to get along with, coachable, competitive and has all the intangibles that a coach wants in a player. We are very fortunate to have her.”
Nash is grateful for her opportunity to play on the NM State team and the ability to be a role model to the American Indian community.
“Its great to have this support and a second family outside of volleyball,” Nash said. “Playing on this team has given me the chance to let others know who are coming from the reservation that it is possible to play at a Division one level.”
Nash completed her season as a redshirt freshman playing in 98 sets and was ranked among the top Aggie players with 118 kills, 65 total blocks, and 99 digs. This season, Nash has already become a front-runner on the team with 88 kills and is ranked second defensively with a 2.47 digs per set. Nash is also second on the team with 10 serve assists.