"There’s nothing wack about the Aggie athletes’ academic performances (they’re in the WAC … OK, so that was bad). The school was tops in the conference in 2011-2012 on the strength of their 184 all-academic ballers, runners, and swimmers, who together racked up the department’s 14th consecutive semester of 3.0 GPA or better. Eighty-four individual athletes managed at least one perfect 4.0 semester in the 2011-2012 academic year, and all the athletes even chipped in for 5,000 total hours of community service."
TheBestColleges.org Ranked 11 University Athletic Programs the Smartest in the Nation and NMSU is one of them.
To Add to that, for the 2012-2013 year NMSU had 190 All WAC Honorees.