2013 Colorado NCAA Champions
2013 Colorado NCAA Champions

ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY
• Alicia Nelson: Indoor Track & Field, 3,000-meter run; Outdoor Track & Field, 5,000-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase
• Kevin Batt: Indoor Track & Field, 3,000-meter run
• Tabor Stevens: Indoor Track & Field, mile run; Outdoor Track & Field, 3,000-meter steeplechase

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER
• Team NCAA Champions: Skiing
• Team NCAA Champion: Men's Cross Country running
• Emma Coburn: Indoor Track mile & Outdoor Track steeplechase
• Joanne Reid: Skiing 15K freestyle
• Rune Oedegaard: Skiing 10K classical

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY − PUEBLO
• Jesse Hillhouse: Division II Wrestling 125-pound

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
• Kristine Haugen: Skiing slalom, giant slalom

WESTERN STATE COLORADO UNIVERSITY
• Barbara Szabo: Indoor Track & Field, high jump; Outdoor Track & Field, high jump
• Gabe Proctor: Outdoor Track & Field, 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter runs
• Vegard Olstad: Outdoor Track & Field, 1,500-meter run

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Football. The 8-6 Rams earned the school's first postseason berth since 2008 as CSU posted a 48-45 come-from-behind win over Washington State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The seven regular season wins for CSU was the most since 2003 and first winning regular season record since 2005.

University of Colorado, Boulder, Men's Basketball. The Buffs advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second-straight season and finished the campaign with a 21-12 record. It was the first time for back-to-back appearances by the Buffs on March's majestic college dance card in 50 years (1961-1962/1962-1963).

University of Colorado, Boulder, Women's Basketball. Colorado finished the season at 25-7 overall and fourth place in the Pac-12 at 13-5. The Lady Buffs, who were ranked No. 19 in the final AP Top 25 poll, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time in team history and first time since 2004.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Men's Basketball. The 26-9 Rams advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second-straight season, a feat accomplished twice before in program history (1965 and 1966, 1989 and 1990). In the NCAA, the Rams upset Missouri before being eliminated by eventual national champions Louisville.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Volleyball. The Rams set a program and Mountain West record by winning their first 27 matches of the season en route to a 28-2 overall record. The team went 19-1 in conference play, winning their fifth consecutive title and advancing to their 19th straight NCAA tournament.

University of Denver, Lacrosse. The Pioneers advanced to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships for the second-time in three seasons. Despite a 9-8 semi-final loss to Syracuse, Denver posted a 14-5 overall record and secured its third ECAC Regular Season title.

Denver Outlaws. On their way to becoming just the fourth major North American professional Lacrosse team to finish a regular season undefeated (14-0), the Outlaws set 10 MLL records and 21 club records in 2013. The Outlaws advanced to the semi-finals in the playoffs before being eliminated by the Charlotte Hounds.

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Men's Basketball. The Roadrunners appeared in the school's fourth national championship game as MSU Denver's bid for its third NCAA Division II title came up just short by losing 74-73 to Drury (MO). The Roadrunners' season ended with a 32-3 record, coming up one win shy of a school record.

Valor Christian H.S., Football. The Highlands Ranch-based parochial school won its fifth-straight state football title by defeating Fairview 56-16 in the Class 5A finals. As repeat 5A champions, the Eagles also won the Class 4A title in 2010 and 2011, and the 3A crown in 2009.

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