GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Colorado Mesa University has been named the winner of the 2015 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) football championship after the previous champion, CSU-Pueblo, was assessed a penalty for using two ineligible players throughout the 2015 season.
CSU-Pueblo was assessed win-loss percentage penalty due to the self-reported violation. The penalty dropped their winning percentage to 0.793.
Colorado Mesa University, which finished the season with a conference winning percentage of 0.889, was awarded the 2015 RMAC Championship title after finishing the season with a 0.889 conference winning percentage.
Conference administrators praised CSU-Pueblo for self-reporting the violation.
"Administrators at CSU-Pueblo demonstrated great integrity by self-reporting the eligibility violation once it was identified," said RMAC Commissioner Chris Graham. "This is a terribly unfortunate situation for the student-athletes, one that we wish would never occur. The principles of student-athlete eligibility are paramount to equitable competition and therefore must be enforced."