At NMMI, athletic performance is an active part of the school's mission to educate the whole person. The foundation of NMMI’s athletic philosophy lies in our determination to help our student-athletes develop the character and intellectual capabilities that will ensure their success in life. Lessons learned on the athletic field mirror those taught in the Corps of Cadets – academic excellence, leadership, character development, and physical fitness.
NMMI fields teams, both men’s and women’s teams, at the intercollegiate and interscholastic levels in sports that include: football, baseball, basketball, track, men's soccer, tennis, swimming, golf and volleyball. Our college teams compete in the Western States Football League, the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Our high school teams consistently represent NMMI at State-level tournaments and bringing back a State crown is the rule – not the exception!
NMMI boasts some of the finest facilities in the State of New Mexico and in the nation and are available for both team and individual use by cadets.