Colorado Mesa Mavericks

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Colorado Mesa Mavericks
University Colorado Mesa University
Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Tom Spicer
Location Grand Junction, Colorado
Varsity teams 21
Football stadium Stocker Stadium
Basketball arena Brownson Arena
Baseball stadium Sam Suplizio Field
Soccer stadium Walker Field
Nickname Mavericks
Colors Maroon, White, and Gold[1]

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
    • Baseball
    • Football
  • 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

Varsity sports[edit]

Colorado Mesa football team in 2008


  • * = Beach volleyball is a fully sanctioned NCAA sport which had its first national championship in the spring of 2016.[2] The Colorado Mesa team competes as an independent.

Non-varsity sports[edit]

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.

Program notes[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Colorado Mesa University Athletics Vidual Identity Quick Guide (PDF). August 7, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "NCAA DII, DIII membership approves Sand Volleyball as 90th championship". NCAA. January 17, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 

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