The women were victorious at their first three meets to open the 2012 season. The Roadrunners were led by two-time Western Athletic Conference (WAC) athlete of the week Alyssa Diaz, who finished as the squad's top performer four times. Meanwhile, the men had a three-meet winning streak in the middle of the season, and Mike Medrano was UTSA's top finisher at every event leading up to October's WAC Championships.
The Roadrunners finished the fall season on a strong note by placing sixth at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M. Junior Ryan Werre opened the 54-hole event with a season-best four under-par 67 and finished with a two-under 69 en route to tying for seventh place. One week earlier, senior Stanton Tondre, who led the squad with a 72.17 stroke average during the fall campaign, registered a runner-up showing at the Lone Star Invitational to guide the Roadrunners to seventh place.
UTSA opened its second year of play with five consecutive victories and picked up its first-ever road and Football Bowl Subdivision win with a 33–31 come-from-behind victory in the season opener at South Alabama. The Roadrunners later won their first-ever WAC game, 3–14, on Sept. 29 at New Mexico State and finished the season with a 38–31 win over Texas State Nov. 24.
Junior Fabiola Arriaga opened the fall with a pair of top-five finishes and her 71.17 stroke average for the month of September led the WAC and was tied for fifth best in the nation. The Torreón, Mexico, native placed fifth at the season opening Dale McNamara Invitational before tying a school record with a 54-hole score of 212 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge en route to a tie for second place. She set a personal best and scored the lowest round of any conference player this fall with a four-under-par 68 in the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
The Roadrunners opened the 2012 campaign by winning 13 of their first 20 matches, including six of their first 10 WAC contests. Junior outside hitter McKenzie Adams became the first player to earn two WAC Player of the week awards during the season and the Roadrunners set a program record for largest margin of victory in the rally-scoring era (since 2008) after netting an 18-point win in the second set against UT Arlington on Oct. 6.
UTSA opened WAC play at home and scored a pair of 1–1 ties against Seattle and Idaho on Sept. 28 and 30, respectively. The Roadrunners later claimed their first league victory on Oct. 7 when they posted a 2–1 triumph at San Jose State.