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Student’s passion takes her from Oregon to Colorado to Kazakhstan

Friday, January 20, 2017 — While many students are preparing for the start of the spring semester by reviewing their class schedule, purchasing books and reconnecting with friends, Emma Malmquist is training every day for the 2017 winter Universiade games — the ...

Rodeo team moves to new facility

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 — After five months of searching, the Colorado Mesa University rodeo team has a new home. “The process included analyzing multiple properties across the Grand Valley and choosing the one that best met the needs of the team and the ...

Renowned sports dietitian to present at CMU

Monday, November 07, 2016 — The president of Sports Alliance Inc., and the first president of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association will give a public lecture at Colorado Mesa University on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 pm in the Maverick Center, Room ...

CMU Hockey Team’s first fundraiser to benefit local cancer survivor program

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — With just a few days left until the big event - Pink the Rink - the Colorado Mesa University Hockey Team is 40 percent of the way to attaining its fundraising goal of $10,000 for the St. Mary’s Cancer Survivorship Program, a local ...

Para-cycling national championships heading to Grand Junction

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — Come late April 2017, there will be an influx of 450+ cyclists to the Grand Valley including 100 para-cycling riders competing in the USA Cycling Para-Cycling Road National Championships. The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission (GGJSC) ...

Maverick Stampede takes its show on the road

Friday, October 07, 2016 — Colorado Mesa’s 155-member marching band, the Maverick Stampede, is headed east for a three-day tour that will include performances in Glenwood Springs, Arvada, Lakewood, Littleton and Parker. “We are doing it for recruitment, ...

Ensuring a more inclusive environment for LGBT athletes at CMU

Friday, September 02, 2016 — "How many of you have ever told a lie?" The crowd of approximately 850 student-athletes, coaches and administrators gathered in CMU's Meyer Ballroom sheepishly raised their hands. "And how long did your lie last?" As the crowd contemplated, Glenn ...

Colorado Mesa athletics upgrades and expands fleet

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 — Starting this weekend, you might notice some familiar Colorado Mesa University athletes’ faces rolling around town on three new additions to Colorado Mesa athletics’ fleet. Two 56-person buses and one 28-person hauler were ...

Spring Sports Recap

Monday, April 25, 2016 — As the weather warms up in the Grand Valley, so have the athletic programs at Colorado Mesa University. The softball team has been nearly unstoppable this season. The Mavericks dropped the first conference game of the season, but ...

Alumna Melissa Hess follows a passion for volleyball to Austria

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 — Melissa Hess's collegiate volleyball career didn't end quite the way she hoped it would. The Colorado Mesa University Mavericks won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular season and conference tournament titles and were one match away ...

Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission to host multi-year national cycling event

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 — The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission (GGJSC) — a partnership among Colorado Mesa University, Mesa County, the cities of Grand Junction and Fruita and the town of Palisade — has a lot to celebrate lately. In ...

World champion diver joins swimming and diving coaching staff

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — When Logan Pearsall left Clarion University, he had plenty of honors to his name. He was a four-time national champion in diving, tied for the most titles in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II men’s diving and ...

Rim Rock Marathon returns with new features

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — Registration is in full swing for the seventh annual US Bank Rim Rock Marathon on Nov. 7 at 8am. Proceeds from the race go toward scholarships for student-athletes in Colorado Mesa University’s cross country and track and field ...

Ski swap and film fundraiser returns to CMU

Monday, October 05, 2015 — Colorado Mesa University is helping winter sport enthusiasts get ready for the season with back-to-back events over two weekends in November. Every year, Powderhorn National Ski Patrol (NSP) trains to maintain Powderhorn Mountain Resort, where ...

Big in Australia

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 — College athletes across the nation use the summer to condition and practice for the upcoming season. For Colorado Mesa University men’s basketball player Ryan Stephan it involved flying halfway around the world to play for the Southwest ...

Cycling center named for donor

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 — Colorado Mesa University’s state-of-the-art cycling center was named the Chamberlin Cycling Center in recognition of the generous support the center has received from local architect Ed Chamberlin on Aug. 13. In addition to announcing ...

Student-athletes earn accolades and honors

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 — Colorado Mesa University’s spring athletic season is drawing to a close. This eventful semester brought a new varsity sport — sand volleyball — and many accolades for the university’s student-athletes. CMU ...

Welcoming varsity sand volleyball

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 — Colorado Mesa University recently announced the addition of a varsity sand volleyball team to its athletic programs. The team will begin competing in spring 2016 and will be eligible for the 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ...

Behind the scenes of Special Olympics Colorado’s 2015 Summer Games and Ride the Rockies

Friday, May 01, 2015 — Over the course of one very busy week this summer, thousands will visit Colorado Mesa University for two major events. On June 5–7, Special Olympics Colorado will bring nearly 2,000 people — athletes, staff, volunteers and ...

April brings big events as Mavericks wrap up spring season

Monday, April 06, 2015 — 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 ...

And they’re off: volunteers sought for Maverick Classic

Monday, March 23, 2015 — The fourth annual Maverick Classic Cycling Championships will be held April 24–26. Top collegiate and open-class riders will participate in the four-event cycling competition, with races across the Grand Valley. It’s an ...

Hamilton Rec Center’s top-of-the-line amenities

Monday, March 09, 2015 — The Hamilton Rec Center is one of the West Slope’s top-notch facilities and is available exclusively to the Colorado Mesa University community. The rec center makes a significant effort to engage students in fun, healthful activities ...

Mavericks boast first-ever NCAA national champion

Monday, March 09, 2015 — To say it’s been an incredible year for the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks is an understatement. Six Maverick athletic teams competed in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships the weekend of March 14. Senior ...

Fall season wraps up with honors as winter season kicks off

Friday, November 14, 2014 — This month, Colorado Mesa University’s volleyball, men’s soccer and football teams all celebrated victories. Volleyball won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) regular season and tournament championships, earning the ...

The Mavs bring it home

Friday, October 17, 2014 — It’s Homecoming 2014 and Colorado Mesa University athletics is doing the university proud. The Colorado Mesa University football team scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes to defeat Western New Mexico University 45-35 on Oct. ...

Back in action

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — A s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play looms, Colorado Mesa University athletics are back in a big way. CMU’s men’s soccer team and the Montana State – Billings Yellowjackets played to a 1-1 tie in the closing ...

Hundreds of cyclists expected for Maverick Classic

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — More than 200 cyclists will converge in Grand Junction April 18–20 for the third annualMaverick Classic, a four-event stage race that’s open to the public. The classic also servesas the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling ...

CMU’s hidden gem: Monfort Family Human Performance Lab

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — Colorado Mesa University’s Monfort Family Human Performance Laboratory contains some of the most technologically advanced equipment west of the Rockies, and it’s all available to students and faculty and staff. Located in the ...

Mavericks stampede the competition

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — On April 11, CMU’s rodeo team drove a herd of steers across campus and handed out free passes to the weekend’s Maverick Stampede Rodeo. The rodeo, held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, featured bull riding, steer wrestling, ...

To Russia with love

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — All eyes were on the world-class athletes in Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics, but the Colorado Mesa University community was paying special attention to two athletes in particular. CMU kinesiology student Lanny Barnes represented Team USA ...

Spring semester already historic for the Mavericks

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 — The spring semester is shaping up to be a big one for Colorado Mesa University athletics. The men’s swimming and diving team made history on Feb. 22 by claiming the first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) swimming and diving ...

The Mavericks stay cool

Friday, December 20, 2013 — The semester is over, but CMU-student athletes aren’t taking a break fromthe action. The CMU women’s basketball team remains undefeated on the season. The Mavs traveled to New Mexico last week to ...

Mavericks win accolades as fall season begins

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 — The athletic season is heating back up, but CMU student-athletes excelled during the summer months, too. Track athlete Whitney Rowe competed in the British Columbia Championships and took home the gold in both the 100m and 200m dash in the senior ...

Mavericks wrap up the spring season with honors

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 — After becoming the 2013 RMAC regular season champions, the Mavericks hosted the RMAC Baseball Tournament May 8-10 at Suplizio Field. The team fell in the championship game to the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves, 7-5. The Mavs forced the ‘if ...

Spring sports wrap up as Mavericks exceed high expectations

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 — Spicer begins tenure as Director of Athletics Colorado Mesa University’s new Director of Athletics began his tenure April 3. Tom Spicer brings more than 40 years of experience as a coach, instructor and administrator. Spicer will be in ...

Stressbusters: good for the body and mind

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 — Stress is an everyday part of our lives. A small amount is beneficial, but it becomes a problem if it goes unchecked. Improperly managed stress can have negative physical and mental effects. The first step to stress management is to recognize ...

Mavericks come out on top in tournaments

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 — Last month brought success for Colorado Mesa University athletes at both regional and national levels. The women’s basketball team hosted the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament March 15, 16, and 18. After winning their ...

Mavs cap successful season with championships

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 — The spring season is getting its game on, but Colorado Mesa University athletes are wrapping up a particularly impressive winter season. CMU hosted the 2013 RMAC Swimming and Diving Championships in the El Pomar Natatorium Feb. 13-16. The ...

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