The Pioneers concluded their 2016 season with fan-favorite Nina McGee winning the program's first-ever NCAA national title on floor to a standing ovation from the crowd in the arena. The team joined the Big 12 conference during the 2016 season from the MRGC conference and finished second to Oklahoma. The Pioneers have qualified to the NCAA National Championships three times (2001, 2007, 2008) but have sent over 15 individuals to nationals. The team has won two conference championships, one in the MRGC in 2014 and the other in the WAC conference in 2012. Successful alumni of the program include two-time Venezuelan Olympian Jessica Lopez, Moriah Martin, Brianna Springer and Ashley Shible.