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WNMU's Brenda Dominguez (El Paso, Tx/Americas HS) continued her strong play as she notched another top-10 finish at the El Cheapo Classic in Pueblo Tuesday. Her rounds of 73-74 were good enough for eighth place in the tournament, leading the Mustangs to a 10th place finish in the 16-team event over Walkingstick Golf Course on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Teammate Shelby Turner (Deming, NM/Deming HS) also turned in a strong performance finishing with rounds of 75-75 to finish 16th. The Mustangs shot rounds of 309-313.

No. 13 St. Mary's won the El Cheapo by 11 shots (292-289) over No. 6 West Texas A&M. No. 24 St. Edward's was third and was one of four top-30 DII teams. With the season winding down the tournament was a key warm up to mid April's Conference Championships.

WNMU's Men's golf team continued to be near the top of the leader board Tuesday as they finished fourth at the St. Edward's Invitational in Austin. The Mustangs, ranked 23rd in DII, were in second place after 36 holes, but couldn't match the fire-power of Midwestern State who came from 15-shots back paced by a closing 64 from Jake Dodgett. Western shot rounds of 277-287-291–855, six shots behind Midwestern and Oklahoma Christian's 849. St. Mary's was third at 851.

The tournament was contested at the par-70 Onion Creek Golf Club, the original home of the PGA Senior Tour's "Legend's of Golf." Six of the top 25 teams in NCAA D-II competed in the tournament.

Silver City, N.M-- Eric Sturgis announced his resignation Tuesday as the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach, effective immediately.

Coach Sturgis cited "personal and family health concerns" as reasons for his departure.

The Western New Mexico Football team released their 2019 schedule. The Mustangs schedule features five home games and five road games, including a week three non-conference matchup against Central Washington.

In his second season, Head Coach Frank Tristan and the Mustangs open their season on Saturday September 7 on the road at Ottawa University in Phoenix. This will be the first meeting between these two teams. The OUAZ Spirit finished 7-4 last season, 5-3 in conference, competing in the NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference.


Silver City, N.M—Athletic Director Scott Noble announced the addition of Matt Enriquez as the new Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations Monday morning.

In the recent National singles ranking, senior Mustang Liam Fraboulet (France, Plouha/Lycée Kerraoul) comes in at #37 in the latest NCAA/ITA rankings.

The France native had a dominant week while in California, going 4-2 in doubles play defeating the #22 pair of Point Loma University, followed by a big singles win over the #9 player from Azusa Pacific.

In the first two games of the series that were moved up due to weather, the Mustangs fell to the Texas A&M - Commerce Lions. Fierce in the batters box, the Lions combined to score 34 runs total, while holding the Mustangs to just four runs.

In game one, Western took a 3-1 lead in the second on back-to-back home runs, a solo from Alicia Habitzreuther (Sierra Vista, AZ/Buena) and a two shot by Makayla Guerra (Silver City, N.M/Silver High School). The home team tied it up in the third, before scoring 10 runs in the fourth to take the lead a decisive win in five innings.

Matt Enriquez has been at the helm of the Mustang men's basketball program for the past 3 seasons, and before that an assistant for 10. He began his college career in 2002 as a student-athlete. Back when the Mustangs competed in the PAC-West and Heartland conferences, Enriquez was a three-time All-Conference selection. He is also WNMU's NCAA all-time leading scorer with 1,591 points, and 2015 inductee to the WNMU Hall of Fame. After completing his eligibility, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach with the men's basketball team from 2006-2016. Following the 2016 season he was promoted to the head position. .

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