New Mexico Highlands Cowboys and Cowgirls
UniversityNew Mexico Highlands University
ConferenceRocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorAndrew Ehling
LocationLas Vegas, New Mexico
Varsity teams11
Football stadiumPerkins Stadium
Basketball arenaJohn A. Wilson Complex
Baseball stadiumBrandt Field
Softball stadiumBrandt Field
Soccer stadiumPerkins Stadium
NicknameCowboys and Cowgirls
ColorsPurple and white[1]

The New Mexico Highlands Cowboys and Cowgirls are the athletic teams that represent New Mexico Highlands University, located in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Cowboys and Cowgirls compete as members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for all 11 varsity sports.


The Men's Cross-Country team placed 10th in the nation at the 1998 NCAA Division II National Championship. In the 2008–09 season, the NMHU men's basketball team broke the NCAA record for turnaround wins in all divisions. They went from 1–28 to 20–8 and winning the West Division Regular Season Championship of the RMAC. They were led by head coach Joe Harge and tri-captains Chris Dunn, Roman "Electric" Andrade, and Rashad Peterson. In 2010, NMHU wrestler Seth Wright won the NCAA Division II National Championship at 125 lbs.

Varsity sports

National championships


Sport Association Division Year Runner-up Score
Baseball (1) NAIA (1) Single (1) 1967 Glassboro State 6–1

Notable alumni


  1. ^ New Mexico Highlands University Athletics Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2020.