To Educate, Engage and Excel



  • Student-athletes first and foremost
  • Play by the rules! Always.
  • Compete. Win. Be a champion.
  • Be a stalwart teammate.
  • Respect ourselves. Respect others.
  • Embrace the opportunity. Honor the privilege.
  • Adapt to change. Drive progress.
  • Build strength through diversity.
  • Share our story. Grow our family.
  • Pause and celebrate.
  • We are green and gold.



  • 57 Rams student-athletes received Academic All-Mountain West recognition from the fall sports seasons, one fewer than the school record of 58, set just a year earlier, for Fall 2016.
  • Women's swimming and diving was recognized by the NCAA as one of the top 10 percent of performers in multi-year APR scores with a perfect score of 1,000 for the four-year period from 2013-14 through 2016-17. Six other programs were recognized for having a perfect single-year APR score of 1,000 for the 2016-17 academic year: women's basketball, women's cross country, women's golf, men's golf, softball and women's tennis.
  • Women's swimming and diving also was recognized by the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America as a Scholar All-America team for the 12th consecutive semester.
  • The men’s and women’s cross country programs were recognized by the USTFCCCA as national All-Academic teams for 2017, for having a team cumulative GPA above 3.0. The women’s team GPA was 3.61, and the men’s was 3.29.
  • The volleyball program earned an AVCA Team Academic Award for having a team cumulative GP of 3.3 or better, one of 164 Division I programs recognized, and among five from the MW.



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