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Kokopelli on the road

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Kokopelli staff reporter, photojournalist and J&MS freshman Eli K. Whitney traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, last week to cover the WAC men’s and women’s basketball tournament at Orleans Arena.

Whitney wrote nine stories in four days and published over 35 photographs. He also posted exclusive, real-time multimedia content to Kokopelli’s Twitter feed (@KokopelliNMSU), which generated over 7,200 impressions and approximately 500 video views within a four-day span. 

The NMSU men’s team ended up winning its third consecutive WAC tournament title and earned its eighth NCAA tournament appearance in 10 seasons. The NMSU women’s team won its fourth conference tournament title in five years.

Kudos to Mr. Whitney and the rest of the Kokopelli staff including Adan Contreras and Sienna Mata for going the extra mile to provide comprehensive coverage of NMSU’s historic WAC tournament run! #NMSUJournalism | #AggieUp