Las Cruces, NM — At halftime of the men’s basketball game against Bakersfield on January 30, the New Mexico State Athletics Department will celebrate Wells Fargo Academic Honors Night. This year, NM State will honor 335 student-athletes. These student-athletes either have a 3.00 cumulative GPA or earned a 3.00 semester GPA Spring 2013 and or Fall 2013 and have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Game time is set for 7 p.m., in the Pan American Center.
The fall 2013 semester was the 17th consecutive semester that all 17 men's and women's athletic teams have a combined cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. The cumulative GPA for all men's and women's teams after the fall 2013 semester was a 3.143.
"The Wells Fargo Academic Honor Night gives the Academic Support Program & Services Center staff great pleasure because it provides us an opportunity to celebrate the great academic accomplishments of our student-athletes," said James Hall, Associate Athletic Director for Student Development/Sports Administrator. "They are so dedicated to their educational and athletic endeavors and it's great that we get to showcase their achievements to the university and Las Cruces community."
The NM State athletic department is proud of its 13 student-athletes who have maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA throughout their career. However, there were a total of 33 student-athletes who earned a 4.0 during the 2013 fall semester.
After the 2013 fall semester, 66 percent of NM State's student-athletes carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A total of 276 student-athletes representing all 17 varsity sports earned a 3.0 or better during the 2013 fall semester.
Twenty-five student-athletes took part in fall 2013 commencement ceremonies Saturday, December 14th and are now proud Alumni of NM State!!! The 25 graduates exemplify the outstanding academic accomplishments by the student-athletes as their cumulative grade point averages together were slightly above a 3.00. Their discipline of study ranged from Criminal Justice, Chemical Engineering, Marketing, Community Health, Management, Hotel Restaurant Management, Education, History and Biology.
In fact, 70% of total student-athlete population graduates from NMSU (cohort 2002-2005).
In addition, Alex Newman (Softball) was selected as NMSU’s Female Scholar Athlete for Fall 2013 Commencement and Ryan Beck (Baseball) was selected as NMSU’s Male Scholar Athlete for Fall 2013.