Basketball_6084For the first time in school history, Colorado School of Mines won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Sports Competition Cup after narrowly topping defending champion Nebraska-Kearney.

Prior to this year’s championship, Mines’ highest finish came in 2006, when it tied for second with Adams State, although the school ranked fourth last year and third in 2010.

“We had 13 of our 18 programs qualify for some form of postseason play during this past academic year, this is truly a great opportunity for us to celebrate our student-athletes and our institution,” says Tom Spicer, director of athletics.

Mines claimed three RMAC regular season titles in men’s basketball, softball and men’s golf, while volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s basketball and men’s cross country all qualified for their respective NCAA Tournaments.

The RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup is awarded to the institution that accumulates the most points over the year based on its teams’ outcome during the regular season in the RMAC’s four core sports, football or men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball, and six wild card sports, consisting of the school’s best finish in three men’s and three women’s sports.

Total RMAC points:

Core Sports
Football 75
Volleyball 75
Women’s Basketball 60.5
Men’s Basketball 100
Core Sports Total 310.5

Women’s Wildcard Sports
Cross Country 77
Soccer 86.5
Softball 100
Swimming & Diving 44
Indoor Track & Field 40
Outdoor Track & Field 40
Women’s Wildcard Sports Total263.5

Men’s Wildcard Sports
Baseball 38
Cross Country 83
Golf 100
Soccer 67
Indoor Track & Field 50
Outdoor Track & Field 43
Swimming & Diving 67
Wrestling 18
Men’s Wildcard Sports Total 250

Team Finish/Points
1. Colorado School of Mines – 824
2. University of Nebraska at Kearney – 821.3
3. Adams State College – 814
4. Metropolitan State College of Denver – 726
5. Colorado State University-Pueblo – 703.5
6. Colorado Mesa University – 678
7. Western State College – 662
8. Western New Mexico University – 569
9. Regis University – 557.5
10. Fort Lewis College – 549.3
11. New Mexico Highlands University – 523.5
12. University of Colo. at Colorado Springs – 484
13. Chadron State College – 483.3
14. Colorado Christian University – 346

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