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.
|New Mexico Highlands Cowboys and Cowgirls|
|University||New Mexico Highlands University|
|Conference||Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference|
|Athletic director||Andrew Ehling|
|Location||Las Vegas, New Mexico|
|Football stadium||Perkins Stadium|
|Basketball arena||John A. Wilson Complex|
|Baseball stadium||Brandt Field|
|Softball stadium||Brandt Field|
|Soccer stadium||Perkins Stadium|
|Nickname||Cowboys and Cowgirls|
|Colors||Purple and white|
The Men's Cross-Country team placed 10th in the nation at the 1998 NCAA Division II National Championship. In the 2008–2009 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 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.
- Charlie Cowan, NFL – All Pro Tackle
- Bill Dinwiddie, NBA player
- Carl Garrett, AFL/NFL – 1969 AFL Rookie of the Year
- Len Garrett, NFL player
- Eddie Guerrero (1967–2005), WWE wrestler
- Lionel Taylor, NFL – Leading Pass Receiver
- Don Woods, NFL Player
- Kevon Williams, USA Rugby 7s
- Anthony Edwards, NFL player
- New Mexico Highlands University Athletics Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2020.