LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State twins Camille and Courtney Schultz have run on the national stage. Thursday they will sing on a national stage.
The Aggie track and cross country runners from Cloudcroft are scheduled to perform on NBC’s “Today Show” on Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
The network is running a contest looking for the “most talented twins in America,” and the Schultz sisters submitted a video of themselves singing.
The Schultz sisters were chosen as finalists.
“Our gospel choir instructor, Dr. (Bobbie) Green, saw the contest on NBC.com requesting twins to showcase their talents,” Camille said.
Green is the conductor of the NMSU Gospel Choir (and an associates professor in the College of Business).
“These girls are the total package. They are sweet, funny and also very talented,” Green said. “I approached them about entering the competition and they thought it was a great idea.”
The twins have been singing most of their lives but had not thought about singing as a career.
“Right now we are focusing on our nursing careers, but now this opportunity has been presented to us we will definitely go for it,” Courtney said.
The seniors ran in the NCAA cross country championships last year. Courtney and Camille finished first and second, respectively, in the 2009 WAC cross country championships, leading the Aggies to the title.
They are also among the school career leaders in four different track categories.