Yvette Cuellar scored her first-career goal to tie the match in the 51st minute.
Five Spartans received their fourth Academic All-MW recognition.
San José State put nine shots on goal and outshot UC Riverside 16-4 in the match.
The Spartans hit their first, third and fifth penalty kicks on the way to advance to the championship, while UNM missed its last three.
There is a 30 percent increase from two years ago in the number of SJSU award winners
AT SJSU: In her fourth year with the Spartans with 27 career matches played.
2016: Competed in eight matches as a reserve and made one start … Produced four shots with two going on goal … Suffered a season-ending injury in late September.
2015: Competed in 15 matches as a reserve midfielder … Made San José State’s first penalty kick in the shootout against New Mexico in the Mountain West Tournament semifinal … Took one shot during regular-season play … Totaled 250 minutes of playing time.
2014: Competed in four matches as a midfielder ... played 54 minutes against UNLV (10/5) ... 21 minutes against Utah State (10/10).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Irvington High School in Fremont, Calif. ... Played all four years on the varsity soccer team ... A first-team all-Mission Valley Athletic League as a junior and senior ... Second-team all-MVAL as freshman and sophomore ... Scored nine goals and had seven assists with 25 points in 15 matches as a senior ... A career total of 20 goals and 20 assists during four seasons ... Played club soccer for the Bay Oaks Botafogo.
YVETTE: Majoring in clinical psychology and going for a minor in health science ... Enjoys rock climbing, skydiving and hiking ... The Palo Alto, Calif., native calls Fremont, Calif., her hometown.