The 2007 Volleyball Tournament marks the third time NMSU has hosted a WAC Championship in the past nine months. In March, the Aggies hosted the 2007 WAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships and this April, the University Golf Course hosted the 2007 WAC Women’s Golf Championships.
NMSU will host its fourth and fifth conference tournament next spring as the 2008 WAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships return to the
“We are very excited to bring the Volleyball Championships to
In their first role as hosts of a WAC Championship at this year’s basketball tournament, the Aggies more than exceeded expectations as NMSU partnered with the City of
Throughout the week, WAC teams and fans were treated to a variety of cultural events that showcased what the state of
Hosting the basketball championships also gave the Aggies a great competitive advantage as both the NMSU teams advanced to the championship game of their tournament while the men’s squad won its first WAC Tournament title over
The women’s team, which advanced to its second straight title game since joining the WAC, defeated Louisiana Tech in the opening round to halt the Lady Techsters’ consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance streak. La Tech was one of only two women’s teams in NCAA Division I history to have played in every NCAA Tournament.
“With the success that both our basketball teams had, we are really looking forward to having the same kind of home court advantage in volleyball,”
This winter, the Aggies volleyball team looks to have the same edge as they host their first WAC Tournament at the
The volleyball team’s success at home has also brought the fans in as the Aggies have ranked top-15 in home attendance nationally in each of the last four seasons. In 2006, NMSU ranked 15th nationally in attendance, despite playing all but two home matches at
The Aggies have experienced a great deal of success in conference tournaments as NMSU has reached the title game in five of the last six years, including tournament wins in 2003 and 2004 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. After exiting in the semifinals in its first year as a member of the WAC, NMSU advanced back to the title match last season before losing to perennial power
In 2006, the Aggies had one of the best seasons in school history as the club set a record for wins in a season with 33 (33-4) and was ranked in the AVCA Top-25 for the first time. NMSU advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four years and snapped
The Aggies had four student-athletes named first team All-WAC and one second team honoree while head coach Mike Jordan earned his second consecutive WAC Coach of the Year award and fourth straight overall. Middle hitters Kim Oguh (El Paso/Hanks HS) and Amber Simpson (