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 Total  263.5

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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