Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

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Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
(RMAC)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference logo
Established1909
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II
Members15
Sports fielded22 (men's: 11; women's: 11)
RegionMountain States
Former namesColorado Faculty Athletic Conference (1909–1910)
Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference (1910–1967)
HeadquartersColorado Springs, Colorado
Websitewwww.rmacsports.org
Locations
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference locations
 
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Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
(RMAC)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference logo
Established1909
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II
Members15
Sports fielded22 (men's: 11; women's: 11)
RegionMountain States
Former namesColorado Faculty Athletic Conference (1909–1910)
Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference (1910–1967)
HeadquartersColorado Springs, Colorado
Websitewwww.rmacsports.org
Locations
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference locations

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the western United States, mostly in Colorado with members in Nebraska, New Mexico, and South Dakota. It participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division II.

History[edit]

Founded in 1909, the RMAC is the fifth oldest college athletic conference in the United States (oldest in Division II), surpassed only by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Big Ten Conference, the Ohio Athletic Conference, and the Missouri Valley Conference. For its first thirty years, the RMAC was considered a major conference equivalent to today's Division I, before 7 larger members left and formed the Mountain States Conference (also called the Skyline Conference).

The Colorado Faculty Athletic Conference changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference (RMFAC) on May 7, 1910. Continued until 1967 when the name of the conference changed to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The RMAC merged with the Colorado Athletic Conference in 1996.[1]

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

InstitutionLocationFoundedEnrollmentNicknameColorsJoined
Adams State UniversityAlamosa, Colorado19253,701Grizzlies         1956
Black Hills State UniversitySpearfish, South Dakota18834,722Yellow Jackets         2012
Chadron State CollegeChadron, Nebraska19113,000Eagles         1989
Colorado Christian UniversityLakewood, Colorado19145,100Cougars         1996
Colorado Mesa UniversityGrand Junction, Colorado19259,482Mavericks         1975
Colorado School of MinesGolden, Colorado18735,468Orediggers         1909
Colorado State University–PuebloPueblo, Colorado19336,805ThunderWolves         1967;
1976;
1996
University of Colorado Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, Colorado196510,300Mountain Lions         1997
Fort Lewis CollegeDurango, Colorado19114,000Skyhawks         1967;
1994
Metropolitan State University of DenverDenver, Colorado196524,000Roadrunners         1996
New Mexico Highlands UniversityLas Vegas, New Mexico18933,500Cowboys
&
Cowgirls
         1968;
1974;
1990
Regis UniversityDenver, Colorado18779,722Rangers         1967;
1996
South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid City, South Dakota18852,640Hardrockers         2014
Western New Mexico UniversitySilver City, New Mexico18933,820Mustangs         1967;
2006
Western State Colorado UniversityGunnison, Colorado19012,400Mountaineers         1924

Future members[edit]

InstitutionLocationFoundedEnrollmentNicknameColorsJoins
Westminster CollegeSalt Lake City, Utah18753,108Griffins         1967;
2015

Affiliate members[edit]

InstitutionLocationFoundedEnrollmentNicknameColorsJoinedSportPrimary
Conference
California Baptist UniversityRiverside, California19507,144Lancers         2013swimming & diving (M);
swimming & diving (W);
wrestling
Pacific West
Lindenwood UniversitySt. Charles, Missouri182711,421Lions         2013
(lacrosse);
2014
(swimming)
lacrosse (W);
swimming & diving (M);
swimming & diving (W)
Mid-America
Montana State University BillingsBillings, Montana19275,441Yellowjackets         2007tennis (M);
tennis (W)
Great Northwest
Rockhurst UniversityKansas City, Missouri19103,000Hawks         2013lacrosse (W)Great Lakes Valley
San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, California189928,290Gators         1997wrestlingCalifornia Collegiate

Future affiliate members[edit]

InstitutionLocationFoundedEnrollmentNicknameColorsJoinsSportPrimary
Conference
Dixie State UniversitySt. George, Utah19118,570Red Storm         2016footballPacific West

Former members[edit]

InstitutionLocationFoundedNicknameJoinedLeftCurrent
Conference
Brigham Young UniversityProvo, Utah1875Cougars19181938West Coast
(NCAA D-I)
University of Colorado BoulderBoulder, Colorado1876Buffaloes19091938Pac-12
(NCAA D-I)
Colorado CollegeColorado Springs, Colorado1874Tigers1909,
1914
1910,
1967
Southern Collegiate
(NCAA D-III)
Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, Colorado1870Rams19091938Mountain West
(NCAA D-I)
University of DenverDenver, Colorado1864Pioneers19101938The Summit
(NCAA D-I)
Emporia State UniversityEmporia, Kansas1863Hornets
&
Lady Hornets
19671972Mid-America
Fort Hays State UniversityHays, Kansas1902Tigers1967,
1989
1972,
2006
Mid-America
Idaho State UniversityPocatello, Idaho1901Bengals19481958Big Sky
(NCAA D-I)
Montana State UniversityBozeman, Montana1893Bobcats19171959Big Sky
(NCAA D-I)
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, Nebraska1905Lopers1989,
1994
1990,
2012
Mid-America
University of Nebraska OmahaOmaha, Nebraska1908Mavericks19671972The Summit
(NCAA D-I)
University of Northern ColoradoGreeley, Colorado1889Bears19241967Big Sky
(NCAA D-I)
Pittsburg State UniversityPittsburg, Kansas1903Gorillas19671972Mid-America
Southern Utah UniversityCedar City, Utah1897Thunderbirds19671986Big Sky
(NCAA D-I)
University of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah1850Utah Utes19101938Pac-12
(NCAA D-I)
Utah State UniversityLogan, Utah1888Aggies19141938Mountain West
(NCAA D-I)
Washburn UniversityTopeka, Kansas1865Ichabods19671972Mid-America
University of WyomingLaramie, Wyoming1886Cowboys19211938Mountain West
(NCAA D-I)

Former affiliate members[edit]

InstitutionLocationFoundedNicknameJoinedLeftSportPrimary
Conference
Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, Arizona1949Antelopes2007
(wrestling);
2008
(swimming)
2013swimming & diving (M);
swimming & diving (W);
wrestling
Western Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio, Texas1881Cardinals20082013swimming & diving (M);
swimming & diving (W)
Southland
(NCAA D-I)
Minnesota State University MoorheadMoorhead, Minnesota1887Dragons20092012swimming & diving (W)Northern Sun
Northern State UniversityAberdeen, South Dakota1901Wolves20092012swimming & diving (W)Northern Sun
University of Texas of the Permian BasinOdessa, Texas1973Falcons20082013swimming & diving (M);
swimming & diving (W)
Heartland

Membership timeline[edit]

There have been 44 different schools associated with the RMAC either through full or associate membership. Of those schools only the Colorado School of Mines has been with the conference every year since it was founded in 1909.

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football)   Associate member (football-only)   Associate member (sport) 

Membership evolution[edit]

[edit]

Conference sports
SportMen'sWomen's
BaseballGreen tickY
BasketballGreen tickYGreen tickY
Cross CountryGreen tickYGreen tickY
FootballGreen tickY
GolfGreen tickYGreen tickY
LacrosseGreen tickY
SoccerGreen tickYGreen tickY
SoftballGreen tickY
Swimming & divingGreen tickYGreen tickY
TennisGreen tickYGreen tickY
Track & Field IndoorGreen tickYGreen tickY
Track & Field OutdoorGreen tickYGreen tickY
VolleyballGreen tickY
WrestlingGreen tickY

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

SchoolBaseballBasketballCross
Country
FootballGolfSoccerSwimming
& Diving
TennisTrack
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
WrestlingTotal
RMAC
Sports
Adams StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY10
Black Hills StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY5
Chadron State CollegeGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY6
Colorado ChristianGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY7
Colorado MesaGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY11
Colorado MinesGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY10
Colorado State-PuebloGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY10
Colorado-Colorado SpringsGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY6
Fort Lewis CollegeGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY5
Metropolitan StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY7
New Mexico HighlandsGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY5
RegisGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY5
South Dakota MinesGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY4
Western New MexicoGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY5
Western State ColoradoGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY6
Totals81415101093510117102
Future Members
Westminster CollegeGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY6
Affiliate Members
California BaptistGreen tickYGreen tickY2
LindenwoodGreen tickY1
Montana State-BillingsGreen tickY1
San Francisco StateGreen tickY1
Future Affiliate Members
Dixie StateGreen tickY1

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

SchoolBasketballCross
Country
GolfLacrosseSoccerSoftballSwimming
& Diving
TennisTrack
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
VolleyballTotal
RMAC
Sports
Adams StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY10
Black Hills StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY7
Chadron State CollegeGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY7
Colorado ChristianGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY8
Colorado MesaGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY11
Colorado MinesGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY8
Colorado State-PuebloGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY11
Colorado-Colorado SpringsGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY8
Fort Lewis CollegeGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY9
Metropolitan StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY9
New Mexico HighlandsGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY7
RegisGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY7
South Dakota MinesGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY4
Western New MexicoGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY6
Western State ColoradoGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY7
Totals1415125111355121314119
Future Members
Westminster CollegeGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY8
Affiliate Members
California BaptistGreen tickY1
LindenwoodGreen tickYGreen tickY2
Montana State-BillingsGreen tickY1
RockhurstGreen tickY1

Other sponsored sports by school[edit]

SchoolMenWomenCo-ed
BasketballFootballLacrosseSoccerBasketballEquestrianVolleyballRodeoSkiing
Adams StateWILANIRA
Black Hills StateNIRA
Chadron State CollegeNIRA
Colorado MesaWILANIRA
Colorado MinesIHSA
Colorado State-PuebloWILA
New Mexico HighlandsNIRA
South Dakota MinesINDGNACGNACINDIND
Future Members
Westminster CollegeWILARMISA

Football champions[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]