New Mexico Highlands Cowboys and Cowgirls

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New Mexico Highlands Cowboys and Cowgirls
University New Mexico Highlands University
Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Jim Deisler
Location Las Vegas, New Mexico
Varsity teams 11
Football stadium Perkins Stadium
Basketball arena John A. Wilson Complex
Baseball stadium Brandt Field
Nickname Cowboys and Cowgirls
Colors Purple and White[1]

The New Mexico Highlands Cowboys and Cowgirls are the athletic teams that represent New Mexico Highlands University, located in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Cowboys and Cowgirls compete as members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for all 11 varsity sports.


Former WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero wrestled there on an athletic scholarship. The Men's Cross-Country team placed 10th in the nation at the 1998 NCAA Division II National Championship. In the 2008–2009 season, the NMHU Men's Basketball team broke the NCAA record for turnaround wins in all divisions. They went from 1–28 to 20–8 and winning the west division of the RMAC. They were led by head coach Joe Harge and tri-captains Chris Dunn, Roman "Electric" Andrade, and Rashad Peterson. In 2010, NMHU wrestler Seth Wright won the NCAA Division II National Championship at 125 lbs.

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