New Mexico Activities Association

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New Mexico Activities Association
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Abbreviation NMAA
Formation 1921
Type Volunteer; NPO
Legal status
Association
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 6600 Palomas NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Region served
New Mexico
Membership 150+ high schools
Official language
English
Executive Director
Sally Marquez
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Staff 13
Website nmact.org
Remarks (505) 923-3110

The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates interscholastic programs for junior and senior high schools in New Mexico.[1] It hosts the statewide sports championship games each year.[2] This article discusses the NMAA organization itself; for information on tournaments and winners of the annual state championships see List of New Mexico Activities Association championships.

...one governing body remains consistently powerful and controversial. That body is a relatively unknown source of school policy in New Mexico—the New Mexico Activities Association.

—David L. Colton and Luciano Baca (2006)[3]:285

History[edit]

NMAA was organized in 1921 by John Milne, James Bickley, F. H. Lynn, and J. D. Shinkle as the New Mexico High School Athletic Association. In 1953 it began adding non-athletic activities and changed its name to New Mexico High School Activities Association. It continued to broaden its coverage and in 1961 changed its name to the present New Mexico Activities Association. The Hall of Pride and Honor was opened in 1992.[4]:13–17

Offices of the NMAA

Scope, membership, and governance[edit]

NMAA was incorporated as a New Mexico nonprofit corporation in 1964.[4]:14 [5]:2 In 1997 there was a major restructuring, with the Board of Directors replacing the Executive Committee as the governing body.[6] The present Executive Director, Sally Marquez, took office in 2012.

Even though NMAA is a private organization, it is regulated to some extent by the State of New Mexico. New Mexico law (NMSA 1978 22-2-2L) gives the Public Education Department authority over "an association or organization attempting to regulate a public school activity", giving it authority to approve or disapprove rules and to require performance and financial audits, and requiring the organizations to comply with New Mexico's Open Meetings Act and its Public Records Act.

Membership in NMAA is open to public, private and parochial middle/junior high and senior high schools in New Mexico.[1] As of late 2008, NMAA had 187 member middle schools and junior high schools[7] and 163 member high schools.[8] A list of member high schools is available.[8]

NMAA is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations.[9]

Total revenue for the year ending June 30, 2007 was $3,961,100.[10] NMAA claims to be a national leader in corporate development (that is, attracting sponsorships).[1] In 1998 NMAA was reported to have multi-year sponsorship agreements with 50 firms, bringing in $100 to $35,000 per firm.[11] In 2007 NMAA was reported to have increased its sponsorship revenue from $27,000 to $700,000 over the past four years.[12] As of late 2008 the NMAA web site listed 31 corporate sponsors.[13]

Sanctioned activities[edit]

NMAA-sanctioned athletics are:[14] Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling, Spirit (Cheerleading and Drill Team),

NMAA-sanctioned non-athletic activities are:[15] Athletic Training Challenge, Bowling, Business Professionals of America, Chess, Choir, Concert Band, DECA Marketing Education, Drama / One Act Play, English Expo, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, FFA Agriculture Education, Health Occupations Students of America, Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Mock Trial, Rodeo, Scholastic Publications, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, SkillsUSA, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Technology Student Association. Not all of these are competitive.

Athletic alignment and classification[edit]

The NMAA divides school sports into classes by geographic location ("District") and by enrollment ("Class"). An example is 5-3A, meaning District 5 and Class AAA. The number of districts varies by sport. A school may choose to compete in a higher class than its enrollment would indicate.[16] Thus, a particular school may be in different districts and classes in different sports. For example, in 2008 Albuquerque Academy is in District 5-4A for most sports, but is in District 4-3A for football.[17] Menaul School is in District 6-1A in most sports, District 1-8M (an eight-man division) in football, and District 1-1A/3A in golf (which combines the 1A, 2A and 3A classes).[18] A complete listing of alignment and classification is available.[19] In December 2008 NMAA issued a proposed revised schedule of alignment and classification.[20]

Awards and honors[edit]

The NMAA Hall of Pride and Honor is located in the NMAA building in Albuquerque. It includes the NMAA Hall of Fame, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor, the New Mexico Officials Association Hall of Fame, and a hall of the persons from New Mexico who have been inducted in the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame.[21]

The NMAA Foundation was founded in 2007. It raises funds and awards scholarships to individuals and grants to school programs in the activities sanctioned by NMAA.[22]

State championships[edit]

NMAA hosts the tournaments that determine the statewide champions in 13 different sports.[2]

Past team state champions[edit]

Schools With Most Team Titles[edit]

[23]

Rank # of Titles School City # of Boys Titles # of Girls Titles First Last
1 132 Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque 38 58 1968 2013
2 97 La Cueva High School Albuquerque 58 50 1987 2013
3 96 Los Alamos High School Los Alamos 38 58 1965 2013
4 69 Eldorado High School Albuquerque 23 33 1975 2013
5 68 Carlsbad High School Carlsbad, New Mexico 41 22 1930 2012
6 64 Highland High School Albuquerque 59 4 1951 2010
7 61 Lovington High School Lovington 37 13 1949 2013
8 57 St. Pius X High School Albuquerque 37 16 1963 2013
9 55 Albuquerque High School Albuquerque 54 1 1921 1998
10 49 Artesia High School Artesia 41 8 1957 2007
11 43 Jal High School Jal 32 11 1959 2011
12 42 Hobbs High School Hobbs 34 8 1956 2012
13 41 Las Cruces High School Las Cruces 30 11 1941 2013
14 41 Goddard High School Roswell 20 21 1967 2012
15 38 Fort Sumner High School Fort Sumner 25 13 1955 2013
16 38 Farmington High School Farmington 24 14 1952 2013
17 37 Gallup High School Gallup 19 18 1953 2011
18 37 St. Michael's High School Santa Fe 23 14 1940 2013
19 37 Clovis High School Clovis 20 17 1930 2013

Schools with most team titles in one sport[edit]

Rank # of
Titles
School City Sport First Last
1 27 Artesia Artesia Football 1957 2010
2 22 Laguna Acoma Casa Blanca Boys Cross Country 1969 2012
2 22 Highland Albuquerque Boys Track 1952 2009
4 21 Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque Boys Swimming 1972 2010
5 20 Albuquerque High Albuquerque Boys Track 1913 1960
6 19 Kirtland Central Kirtland Girls Basketball 1980 2012
7 18 Lovington Lovington Football 1951 2011
7 18 Gallup Gallup Boys Cross Country 1983 2007
9 17 Los Alamos Los Alamos Boys Swimming 1953 2005
9 17 Lovington Lovington Boys Track 1966 2010
9 17 St. Pius X Albuquerque Boys Soccer 1988 2008
9 17 Goddard Roswell Girls Golf 1987 2006
9 17 Los Alamos Los Alamos Girls Cross Country 1981 2013
14 16 Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque Girls Swimming 1975 2012
14 16 Eunice Eunice Baseball 1960 2010
14 16 Carlsbad Carlsbad Softball 1976 2010
14 16 Fort Sumner Fort Sumner Boys Track 1955 2010
14 16 Hobbs Hobbs Boys Basketball 1956 2008
19 15 Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque Academy Boys Tennis 1993 2013
19 15 Los Alamos Los Alamos Girls Swimming 1970 2004
21 14 La Cueva La Cueva Girls Soccer 1989 2012
21 14 Zuni Zuni Boys Cross Country 1968 2007
21 14 Gallup Gallup Girls Cross Country 1988 2005
21 14 Aztec Aztec Wrestling 1963 2002
21 14 Eldorado Albuquerque Girls Basketball 1975 1995

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About NMAA". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Farmers Insurance Group Becomes NMAA Major Corporate Partner" (Press release). New Mexico Activities Association. 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2008-12-16. "Each year the NMAA hosts State Championship events in 13 sports; starting in November and concluding in mid May." 
  3. ^ Garcia, F. Chris; Hain, Paul L.; St. Clair, Gilbert K. et al., eds. (2006). Governing New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 978-0-8263-4128-0. 
  4. ^ a b "NMAA Handbook: Section XIV: Appendices" (PDF). New Mexico Activities Association. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "NMAA Handbook: Section II: Constitution" (PDF). New Mexico Activities Association. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  6. ^ Stevens, Richard (1997-11-14). "It's the end of one-man reign for the N.M. activities association". Albuquerque Tribune. p. C3. 
  7. ^ "NMAA: For Middle Schools". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 14 December 2008. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b "NMAA: Member Schools". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  9. ^ "National Federation of State High School Associations - Member Associations". National Federation of State High School Associations. Retrieved 14 December 2008. [dead link]
  10. ^ "GuideStar Premium Results". GuideStar USA, Inc. Retrieved 15 December 2008. "EIN 85-6000704" 
  11. ^ Morrison, Steve (November 1998). "A Corporate Pitch for Athletics". School Administrator 55 (10): 23. 
  12. ^ "New Mexico’s Mark Koski joins NFHS staff" (Press release). National Federation of State High School Associations. 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  13. ^ "NMAA Corporate Sponsors". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  14. ^ "NMAA Athletics". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  15. ^ "NMAA Activities". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  16. ^ "NMAA Handbook: Section IV: Alignment and Classification" (PDF). New Mexico Activities Association. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  17. ^ "Member Schools: Albuquerque Academy". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 11 December 2008. 
  18. ^ "Member Schools: Menaul High School". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  19. ^ "Alignment and Classification 2008–2009 and 2009–2010" (PDF). New Mexico Activities Association. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 11 December 2008. 
  20. ^ "Alignment and Classification Proposal: 2010–2011 thru 2013–2014" (PDF). New Mexico Activities Association. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 11 December 2008. [dead link]
  21. ^ "NMAA Hall of Pride and Honor". New Mexico Activities Association. 
  22. ^ "New Mexico Activities Association Foundation". New Mexico Activities Association. Retrieved 15 December 2008. [dead link]
  23. ^ NMAA. "New Mexico Activities Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. [dead link]

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