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The Colorado School of Mines intercollegiate athletic program provides student-athletes the opportunity to participate in 18 varsity sports. As one of 14 institutions in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Mines athletes have the opportunity to compete locally, regionally and nationally. The RMAC is an NCAA Division II affiliate consisting of 10 institutions in Colorado, two in New Mexico, one in Nebraska and one in South Dakota. Mines provides an excellent environment for both the scholar and the athlete.

Only a handful of universities in the realm of NCAA Division II athletics are academically selective as Mines. Each year, Mines student-athletes succeed on the playing field and in the classroom. In fact, athletes have equal or higher GPA’s compared to the overall Mines student population. The Mines intercollegiate athletic program is built on the belief that rigorous and disciplined athletic training can strengthen academic success – and our program proves it year-in and year-out at the highest NCAA  Division II Levels. 

We would like to thank you for your interest in becoming a Silver & Blue Associate to help support Colorado School of Mines Athletics.  The Colorado School of Mines Orediggers are a family of champions and home to some of the country’s premier student-athletes. This tradition of athletic and academic excellence has been built not only by our student-athletes and coaches, but by your loyal support as well. It is the support of our alumni, fans and community members that has the greatest impact on our program. Whether it is at the sporting event you attend with your family, the tickets you share with your friends, or the contributions you make to the Silver & Blue Associates, CSM Endowment or capital projects. 

In striving to provide the best academic and athletic opportunities for our 450-plus student-athletes, your gifts play a pivotal role in fulfilling this commitment by offsetting the rapidly escalating costs of higher education. The Silver & Blue Associates generate financial support to assist in covering program expenses such as scholarships, academic services, team travel, operational costs and recruiting efforts. Your investment in the Silver & Blue Associates is an investment not only in the traidition of Mines Athletics, but in the future of our student-athletes. Please join us in our efforts to provide these exemplary individuals with the tools to succeed in life!

Thank you and GO OREDIGGERS!




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