COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs matched its best finish in school history with a sixth-place finish in the 2012-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Sport Competition Cup announced May 15 by the conference office. It’s the first time the Mountain Lions have finished higher than No. 10 in the last 10 years and it matched the finish from the 1998-99 season.
UCCS scored 652.5 points and was led by an RMAC championship in men’s golf. The Mountain Lions also recorded top-five conference finishes in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and women’s basketball. UCCS also scored points in the core sport of men’s basketball and the wildcard sports of softball and men’s outdoor track and field.
The RMAC All-Sport Competition Cup uses finishes from four core sports of football or men’s soccer, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. The competition then uses the top three finishes in men’s and women’s wildcard sports, which are any other sports that the conference sponsors a championship in. The regular season finish is used for the sports of soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball, while the conference championship finishes are used for cross country, track and field and golf.
The Mountain Lions had five teams either nationally ranked or receiving votes and nine mentioned in the regional rankings or polls during the 2012-13 season. UCCS was ranked No. 80 out of 286 Division II schools in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup, which serves as a national all-sport competition cup, at the end of the winter season.
The Mountain Lions will wrap up the 2012-13 seasons at the national championships for golf and track and field. Men’s golf will begin May 20 at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa., while the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams will begin May 23 at the DeRose ThunderBowl in Pueblo.