LAS CRUCES — After missing the first 21 games of the basketball season, New Mexico State redshirt sophomore forward Troy Gillenwater was cleared by the NCAA late Tuesday afternoon.
NMSU Athletics Director McKinley Boston said the decision was effective immediately.
On Jan. 5, the university filed a progress-toward-degree waiver with the NCAA after Gillenwater had missed the first semester due to poor grades.
NMSU is 13-8 and 6-2 in the Western Athletic Conference this season without Gillenwater, who averaged 12 points and five rebounds last season.
The Aggies have nine remaining regular season games before the WAC tournament in Reno March 10-13.