|Academic All-WAC Selections|
|Track & Field||16||31|
|Men's & Women's Cross Country||7||22|
|Swimming & Diving||12||23|
Since the implementation of this strategic plan, the results have been outstanding for Aggie student-athletes in the classroom. In 2009-10, 155 student-athletes earned Academic All-WAC honors compared to 76 in 2005-06.
Over the past semester those achievements were nothing short of phenomenal as the fall 2010 semester was the 11th 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 2010 semester was a 3.119. They did all this while averaging over 14 semester hours per student-athlete.
The NM State athletic department also has 12 student-athletes who have maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA throughout their career. However, there were a total of 44 student-athletes who earned a 4.0 during the 2010 fall semester.
After the 2010 fall semester, 55 percent of NM State's student-athletes carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A total of 243 student-athletes representing all 17 varsity sports earned a 3.0 or better during the 2010 fall semester.
NM State has also exhibited its success in the classroom with the number of Academic All-Conference honors it has received. Since last year (2009-10) there were 80 honorees for the spring sports, 35 honorees for the winter sports and 33 honorees for the 2010 fall sports.
The Aggies also saw 18 student-athletes participate in the fall 2010 Commencement Ceremonies, while 86 percent of student-athletes graduate from NM State after exhausting their eligibility.
These results would not have been possible without the hard work of the student-athletes and the Academic Support Program & Services Center.
The Academic Support Program & Services Center is committed to providing quality educational services that achieve academic, personal, and career success for all student-athletes. The goal is to create an equitable, diverse environment that supports student-athletes excellence in academics and athletics that engages the university community and stakeholders in achieving and celebrating Aggies' success.
|Men's Cross Country||1,000||947|
|Women's Cross Country||850||977|
|Swimming & Diving||984||991|
|Women's Indoor Track & Field||920||939|
|Women's Outdoor Track & Field||897||931|
Over the past six years the NM State Athletics Department has initiated several programs to help its student-athletes succeed in the class.
A+ Aggie Program - The A+ Aggie Program which teaches and promotes lifelong educational and personal skills for the student-athlete. Personalized attention is given for each student through student development specialists - academic mentors & tutors, academic advisors, and a learning specialist.
Writing & Reading Comprehension Program - The Writing & Reading Comprehension Program that provides intense individual guidance to pre-selected student-athletes who require additional assistance in the various aspects of the writing process. The intent of the writing & reading program is to supplement and support sound education practices such as class attendance, note-taking, reviewing and preparing properly for quizzes, projects, and exams, and staying current with all assignments, which are imperative for academic success for all students.
Other programs include the Class Attendance & Academic Appointment Policy, Academic Appointment Policy, the Academic Tracking of Student-Athletes after their initial semester at NM State and the Early Warning Academic System. For more information on these programs, click on the PDF's above.