The University of New Mexico: Sport Sponsorship History
1983 – The AIAW (Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) is folded into the NCAA, merging all college athletic teams at UNM under one national organization. The university at the time sponsors 24 sports, 13 for men, and 11 for women. For men, the university sponsors football, soccer, cross country, gymnastics, wrestling, swimming and diving, basketball, indoor track and field, skiing, outdoor track and field, baseball, tennis and golf. For women, it sponsors cross country, volleyball, gymnastics, swimming and diving, basketball, indoor track and field, skiing, outdoor track and field, softball, tennis and golf.
1987 – Women’s Basketball, women’s swimming and diving, wrestling and baseball eliminated. All were reinstated shortly afterwards, except for women’s basketball, putting UNM at 23 sports.
1991 – Women’s Basketball reinstated at UNM’s 24th sport
1993 – Women’s Gymnastics is eliminated, but Women’s Soccer is added, keeping UNM at 24 sports.
1999 – Men’s gymnastics, men’s swimming and diving and wrestling eliminated, dropping UNM from 24 sports to 21.
2014 – Beach Volleyball added as UNM’s 22nd sport
2017 – Men’s and Women’s Skiing is dropped, putting UNM at 20 sports (April 13)
2017 – Men’s and Women’s Skiing Reinstated, pushing UNM back to 22 sports (May 12)
2019 – Men’s and Women’s Skiing, Beach Volleyball and Men’s Soccer are dropped, putting UNM at 18 sports.