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Amy Beggin

University of New Mexico
Journalism/Mass Communications, Public Relations


Beggin has a 3.74 cumulative grade point average while majoring in journalism/mass communications with a concentration in public relations.  She is a management minor.  Her outstanding efforts in the classroom have led to numerous awards.  Beggin has been named a three-time MWC Scholar Athlete for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better and earned Academic All-Mountain West three times for having a grade point average over 3.0. She is on track to graduate at New Mexico and is one of the top student-athletes on campus.


Beggin is a great basketball player and an even better person.  She is a genuine person with great values and a never-quit attitude.  Her core values are expressed through her action when working with her peers and shines through in everything she does.  Beggin is always there for her teammates, friends, family and someone people can rely on. She is honest, respectful, determined, polite and courteous of others.


Beggin has always been involved in community service and it’s something she holds close to her heart.  Her ability to give back to Albuquerque and her hometown has truly shown her heart.  Beggin has volunteered to help raise money for ALS through Jerry Lewis telethons, taught basketball and volunteered her time with foster children and visited the University of New Mexico Hospital to lift the spirits of children and provide hope.  Beggin and her teammates have volunteered at local events including Fetchapolooza, where they walked dogs and helped adopt pets.  For several years Beggin has visited elementary schools around the city, talking with kids about the importance of education. Whatever the involvement, Beggin has continued to reach out to others and provide inspiration and hope.


Beggin is a two-time Mountain West Conference award winner and a 2009-10 MWC Player of the Year candidate.  She is one of only 16 players all-time to reach 1,000 points at New Mexico.  Beggin averaged 15.4 points per game as a junior and is a preseason All-MWC selection heading into her final campaign.  She is a true leader who has guided New Mexico to two NCAA Tournaments and the Elite Eight of the WNIT last year.  Beggin finished 13th nationally last year in free throw percentage (86.9) and is fourth all-time at New Mexico in free throw shooting (81.6).  She ranks fourth all-time at UNM in 3-pointers with 154.  She was named to the All-MWC Defensive team as a junior and one of the top players returning in the MWC.