In the final fall edition of the NCAA Division II Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings, Colorado School of Mines ranked No. 1. The Orediggers finished second in men’s cross country, fifth in women’s soccer, eighth in women’s cross country and 17th in both men’s soccer and women’s volleyball.
Cross country. Men took a top-five finish at the NCAA Division II National Championships for a fourth straight year, with a program-best second place showing and five USTFCCCA All-Americans. The women took eighth for their third top-10 finish since 2003.
Men’s soccer. The team upset NSCAA No. 1 and previously unbeaten Regis for its second RMAC Tournament Championship in three years. The RMAC regular season runners-up also advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championship tournament for the fourth time in program history, finishing the season 14-5-2 overall.
Volleyball. Mines posted a program-best 26-7 record in 2012 en route to the program’s first-ever RMAC Championship. After advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year, they ended the season with a school-best No. 12 national ranking. Head coach Jamie Skadeland was named the RMAC and Region Coach of the Year, while Jackie Stabell and Melanie Wannamaker both earned All-American honors.