April brings big events as Mavericks wrap up spring season
Monday, April 6, 2015 10:00 AM
The spring athletics season at Colorado Mesa University is wrapping up, but that doesn't mean it’s winding down. With major athletic events behind and ahead of the Mavericks, the end of the semester promises to be as exciting as the rest of CMU’s year has been.
The Colorado Mesa University rodeo team hosted the third annual Maverick Stampede Rodeo on April 10–11 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. This was the last rodeo of the season in the Rocky Mountain Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. CMU placed seventh as a team on the women’s side; the men failed to place as a team.
More than 200 cyclists will compete in the fourth annual Maverick Classic this weekend. This event is the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference Regional Championship for the CMU cycling team and features four unique races, including a point-to-point hill climb up the Colorado National Monument, a team and individual time trial in farmland north of Fruita, a criterium through downtown Grand Junction and a road race along a course at the base of the Grand Mesa.
CMU Baseball swept Colorado Christian University (CCU) in a doubleheader on April 19, moving its record to 37-5 on the year and 29-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). The Mavs won’t be back in Grand Junction until May 1, when they take on Colorado School of Mines in the final series of RMAC play before the conference tournament.
The Colorado Mesa University softball team kept its RMAC regular season title hopes alive by sweeping a doubleheader at Colorado Christian University on April 20. The Mavs (32-17 overall) will face Metropoliton State University of Denver and Chadron State University on April 25-26 in Chadron, Neb.
After defeating Adams State University on April 17, the men’s lacrosse team finished the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association season with a perfect 6-0. The association champions are now 7-3 on the season. The team plays its final home match of the season on April 24 in an exhibition match against Westminster College. The women’s lacrosse team defeated Westminster on April 18, bringing their overall record to 8–5. Their final home game of the season will be April 26 against Adams State.
The Colorado Mesa University track and field teams headed to California for an April 18 meet in search of improved marks and came back with five school records and three National Collegiate Athletic Association provisional qualifying times. CMU will compete at the Pre-Conference Open hosted by Colorado School of Mines on April 25.
Men’s tennis closed out the regular season with a 9–0 sweep of Colorado State University-Pueblo on April 19. CMU finishes the regular season 17–6 overall and will enter the RMAC on April 24–25 as the No. 2 seed. The same day, the women’s team also earned the second seed in the RMAC tournament after defeating CSU-Pueblo 6-3 in their final match of the regular season.
Both of CMU’s golf team are presently playing in the RMAC championships in Arizona.
Dana Nunn, Director of Media Relations