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NMSU Women's Basketball BIO
10 Madison Spence
Madison Spence 111041

2009-10 - Junior

Spence joined the 1,000-point club at NM State in 2010. After scoring 14 points against Nevada Jan. 30, 2010, she became just the 17th Aggie to eclipse the 1,000-point career mark all-time at New Mexico State. She became just the seventh player in program history to accomplish the feat prior to her senior year. Spence boasts 1,108 points after playing in 94 games over three seasons in an Aggie uniform resulting in a career average of 11.8 points per game. Spence moved to shooting guard and led the team in minutes played. She averaged 11.0 points per game while starting all 32 games in 2009-10 and led the Aggies to their first postseason appearance in 16 years. Spence grabbed a career high nine rebounds against Long Beach State on Nov. 20 and posted a career high four steals at Cal State Northridge on Nov. 13. She matched a career-high five three-pointers against Hawai'i on Jan. 9 and matched her career high mark of two blocks twice. Spence was a perfect 4-of-4 from the line on three occasions in 2009-10. She led the team in scoring five times while scoring in double figures in 18 of the 32 games on the year and started in every single game while averaging 30.7 minutes per game. Spence also had eight games where she scored 15 or more points. She scored a season high 22 points against UTEP on Dec. 15. Her 82 assists in 2009-10 was second on the team. She was third on the team with 44 steals and 352 points on the year. Spence shot 42.1 percent from the field and made 41 3-pointers, which was the third on the team.

2008-09 - Sophomore

Spence was named to the 2009 All-WAC second team after finishing as the league's fifth leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points per game. She was named a 2009 Player Making the Buzz by the Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the top point guards in the country. On Jan. 19, Spence was named the WAC Player of the Week for the first time in her career. The honor came after she averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds while leading the Aggies to wins over San Jose State and Fresno State. In that game against Fresno State, Jan. 18, Spence finished just two rebounds and one assist shy of recording the first triple-double by an Aggie since 1992. She had 20 points, a career-high eight rebounds and tied her personal best with nine assists against the Bulldogs to lead NM State to the 80-74 upset of the conference's top team. Spence set a NM State sophomore record by making 113 free throws on the year. That was the eighth most in a season in program history and was the second most made by anyone in the league. She shot 77.9 percent at the free-throw line on 145 attempts and she finished sixth in the conference in free-throw percentage. On Nov. 23 at Kent State, Spence became just the 16th player in school history to score 30 points in a game and the first since Dec. 3, 2004. The 30 points against the Golden Flashes came on 8-of-15 shooting and she tied her career-high with five 3-pointers while dishing out seven assists. Against Illinois-Chicago in the Maggie Dixon Surf 'N Slam Classic, Dec. 30, Spence went over 500 career points in her 44th career game, becoming the sixth fastest Aggie to reach 500 points. She scored in double figures in 22 of the 31 games on the year and started in every single game while averaging 30.8 minutes per game. Spence also had 14 games where she scored 15 or more points, nine games with 20 or more and two games where she put in over 25 points. Her 88 assists in 2008-09 led the team and she finished ninth in the conference with 2.84 assists per game. Spence shot 38.3 percent on the year from the field and made 37 3-pointers, which was the second most on the team. In the regular season finale against Louisiana Tech, March 7, Spence scored 26 points and had four assists. She added 19 steals and four blocked shots on the season.

2007-08 - Freshman        

Spence was named to the 2007-08 All-WAC Freshman Team, becoming the first NM State freshman to be named to an all-freshman team since Mari Sanchez in the Big West in 2000. Spence became the first Aggie freshman since 2000 to average over 10 points per game, as she finished third on the team by averaging 10.1 points and that average ranked her 14th in the WAC. She was one of four players on the team to start in every game she played in and she played in every game on the year before sustaining an injury in the WAC Tournament semifinals against Boise State that forced her to miss the championship game. Her 105 assists on the season was the second most by a freshman in Aggie history and her 3.39 assist per game ranked third in the WAC. Spence also finished second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.33. She shot 38.0 percent from the field on the year and 73.3 percent at the free-throw line, which ranked ninth in the WAC. Her 40 made 3-pointers were the second most by an Aggie freshman in program history. Spence led the team in scoring in four different games, had 14 games where she scored in double figures and six games with 15 or more points. She also led the team in assists in 13 different games and was the top rebounder in two games. Spence averaged 13.5 points in the four games against NMSU's two rival schools, New Mexico and UTEP. On Nov. 28 against the Miners, she scored 19 points and had five assists and then in the return game at UTEP, Dec. 8, Spence scored 13 points and had seven assists. In a 10-point, 77-67, victory at Colorado State, Dec. 29, Spence scored 16 points thanks to a season-high four 3-pointers. She had a season-high 20 points in the Aggies quarterfinal win over Hawai'i in the WAC Tournament, March 12. On Jan. 26 at Nevada, Spence hit a 3-pointer with 53 second to play to put NM State up by two before the Wolf Pack sent the game into overtime. In a one-point, 85-84, overtime loss to Fresno State, March 1, Spence had 13 points and a career-high nine assists, which was a single-game high on the team in 2007-08. She averaged 27.77 minutes per game, which was the third most by a freshman in the league. She added 22 steals and three blocked shots on the year. She was named to the 2007-08 Academic All-WAC Freshmen/Transfer team for her success in the classroom.

High School       

Spence was ranked as the No. 23 high school prospect in the nation by Michael T. White's All-Star Girls Report and the No. 6 point guard. She was the 2006 and 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of New Mexico, where she concluded her career at Las Cruces' Mayfield High School with her second state championship and 31-point performance in the title game. In the 2007 New Mexico Class 4A/5A North South All-Star Game, Spence was named the Most Valuable Player of the South squad after scoring 19 points. She also won the 3-point contest at the festivities of the all-start competition. She was a two-time Associated Press Player of the Year and first team all-state selection. Her junior season, she led the state in scoring with her 21-point per game average and led the Trojans to the state championship. A four time all-state and all-district selection, Spence earned a spot in the prestigious Adidas Top Ten All-American Camp in Atlanta in 2005 and 2006, and she was one of 20 players selected to play in the camp's esteemed all-star game in 2006. She played with the EBO-EA Sports club out of San Diego, Calif., for two summers where she played with Aggie teammate Danisha Corbett. The Las Cruces native chose NM State over Texas Tech, Texas Christian, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Washington and South Carolina.

Personal             

Madison Spence was born in Wichita, Kan., July 10, 1989, and is the daughter of Andre' and Darin Spence. Her father has been coaching women's college basketball for 20 years now and enters his eighth year at the helm of the NM State program. She has an older sister, Sierra, who is a an NM State graduate, and has two younger siblings, Sacia and Drake. Spence's mother, Andre', was a two-time all-America forward at Marymount College in Kansas. Her grandfather, Dan Spence, was a wide receiver at Stanford. Spence is majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish.

Position: Guard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Las Cruces, N.M.
High School: Mayfield HS
Experience: 3 Letters

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