LAS CRUCES, N.M. (May 6)-New Mexico State junior Hernst Laroche not only leads the Aggie men’s basketball team on the court but also in the classroom. The steady point guard from
Laroche earned a bachelor’s degree in government and will join his fellow graduates in NM State’s afternoon commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the
“I’m very excited,” he said. “I think it’s an honor and something great that I’ve accomplished in my life.”
Laroche tackled his academics with the same tenacity he takes onto the basketball court, which allowed him to earn a degree in just three years.
“It was just hard work,” Laroche said. “I just kept grinding and did what I was supposed to do.”
On the hardwood, Laroche has been a model of consistency. He has started in every game, a total of 99, since arriving in
“We all are extremely proud of Hernst and this accomplishment,” assistant coach Paul Weir said. “During his three years here, he has been a leader and set a great example for what Aggie basketball is all about.”
In addition to the championship hardware Laroche will leave