Colorado Mesa Mavericks
|Colorado Mesa Mavericks|
|University||Colorado Mesa University|
|Conference||Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference|
|Athletic director||Tom Spicer|
|Location||Grand Junction, Colorado|
|Football stadium||Stocker Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Brownson Arena|
|Baseball stadium||Sam Suplizio Field|
|Soccer stadium||Walker Field|
Maroon, White, and Gold|
The Colorado Mesa Mavericks (formerly Mesa State Mavericks) are the athletic teams that represent Colorado Mesa University, located in Grand Junction, Colorado, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Mavericks compete as members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for all 21 varsity sports.
- Bergman Practice Fields
- CMU Softball Field – softball
- Elliott Tennis Complex – tennis
- Two intramural athletic fields
- Brownson Arena – basketball, volleyball, wrestling
- El Pomar Natatorium – swimming and diving
- Maverick Pavilion – indoor athletic courts (Fall 2011)
- Ralph Stocker Stadium – football, track and field
- Suplizio Field – baseball
- Walker Field – soccer, lacrosse
- * = Beach volleyball is a fully sanctioned NCAA sport which had its first national championship in the spring of 2016. The Colorado Mesa team competes as an independent.
In addition to varsity sports, CMU has a large number of emerging sports, men's hockey, cheer-leading, cycling, rodeo, Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, and rugby, Club sports include, men's and women's soccer, men's rugby, men's volleyball, and water polo as well as active outdoors and intramural programs. The intramural sports include flag football, ultimate frisbee, indoor soccer, dodgeball, tennis, volleyball, and basketball, among many others.
Since 1958, Grand Junction has co-hosted the NJCAA Junior College World Series at Suplizio Field, unassociated to the CMU Athletic Department
CMU plays host to several summer sports camps and clinics including baseball, football, cross country, cheerleading, lacrosse, swimming, soccer, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling, as well as the largest summer basketball camp west of the Mississippi River.
- Colorado Mesa University Athletics Vidual Identity Quick Guide (PDF). August 7, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- "NCAA DII, DIII membership approves Sand Volleyball as 90th championship". NCAA. January 17, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015.