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.

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 No. of titles School City No. of boy's titles No. of girl's titles First Last
1 135 Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque 92 43 1968 2013
2 104 La Cueva High School Albuquerque 60 44 1987 2013
3 96 Los Alamos High School Los Alamos 38 58 1965 2013
4 80 Eldorado High School Albuquerque 28 52 1975 2013
5 68 Carlsbad High School Carlsbad 44 24 1930 2012
6 65 Highland High School Albuquerque 60 5 1951 2010
7 64 St. Michael's High School Santa Fe 30 34 1940 2013
8 61 Lovington High School Lovington 46 15 1949 2013
9 59 Albuquerque High School Albuquerque 54 5 1921 2000
10 57 Hope Christian School Albuquerque 24 33 1981 2014
11 56 Artesia High School Artesia 43 13 1957 2011
11 56 St. Pius X High School Albuquerque 38 18 1963 2013
13 54 Fort Sumner High School Fort Sumner 28 26 1955 2013
14 53 Goddard High School Roswell 25 28 1967 2012
15 51 Farmington High School Farmington 28 23 1952 2014
16 46 Jal High School Jal 33 13 1959 2011
17 45 Hobbs High School Hobbs 37 8 1938 2012
17 45 Sandia High School Albuquerque 24 21 1960 2013
19 44 Las Cruces High School Las Cruces 30 14 1941 2013
20 40 Eunice High School Eunice 39 1 1954 2010
20 40 Gallup High School Gallup 19 21 1953 2011

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 St. Michael's High School Santa Fe Spirit/Dance/Drill 1978 2013
2 22 Laguna Acoma Casa Blanca Boys Cross Country 1969 2012
2 22 Highland Albuquerque Boys Track 1952 2009
5 21 Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque Boys Swimming 1972 2010
6 20 Albuquerque High Albuquerque Boys Track 1913 1960
7 19 Kirtland Central Kirtland Girls Basketball 1980 2012
8 18 Lovington Lovington Football 1951 2011
8 18 Gallup Gallup Boys Cross Country 1983 2007
8 18 Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque Academy Boys Tennis 1993 2013
8 18 Sandia Prep Albuquerque Boys Soccer 1981 2013
12 17 Los Alamos Los Alamos Girls Cross Country 1981 2013
12 17 Los Alamos Los Alamos Boys Swimming 1953 2005
12 17 Lovington Lovington Boys Track 1966 2010
12 17 St. Pius X Albuquerque Boys Soccer 1988 2008
12 17 Goddard Roswell Girls Golf 1987 2006
17 16 Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque Girls Swimming 1975 2012
17 16 Eunice Eunice Baseball 1960 2010
17 16 Carlsbad Carlsbad Softball 1976 2010
17 16 Fort Sumner Fort Sumner Boys Track 1955 2010
17 16 Hobbs Hobbs Boys Basketball 1956 2008
22 15 Los Alamos Los Alamos Girls Swimming 1970 2004
22 15 Zuni Zuni Boys Cross Country 1968 2013
24 14 La Cueva La Cueva Girls Soccer 1989 2012
24 14 Gallup Gallup Girls Cross Country 1988 2005
24 14 Aztec Aztec Wrestling 1963 2002
24 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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