PUEBLO, Colo. (January 11, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo's Jaszymn Johnson (Sr., Denver, Colo.) and Kyle Fantin (R-So., Cave Creek, Ariz.) have been named Pack Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Mobile Record Shredders.
Jaszymn Johnson was clutch this weekend as she denied South Dakota Mines' buzzer beater attempt to preserve the Pack's unbeaten streak. One night later, with the Pack down 87-86 and two seconds left on the clock, Johnson scored on a lay up to give the Pack the win and a 15-0 record.
Johnson averaged 13.0 points per game overall. She shot 36.8 percent (7-for-19) from the field and made 10 free throws. She went 7-of-8 at the line in the Pack's win over Black Hills State. Defensively, Johnson contributed a block against the Hardrockers and averaged 3.5 rebounds per game.
On the men's side, Fantin was 3-0 at 157 to guide CSU-Pueblo to a fourth-place finish at the NWCA National Duals, which featured some of the top programs in Division II.
He helped the Pack defeat No. 6 Mercyhurst with a second period technical fall (18-1).
The ThunderWolves then defeated No. 2 Notre Dame (Ohio) to reach the semifinals. Fantin earned an 11-9 decision in the victory. In the semifinal dual matchup, The Pack fell on tiebreakers to Wheeling Jesuit, but Fantin won by an 8-3 decision.
The redshirt-sophomore is undefeated against NCAA Division II opponents this season and is ranked No. 11 nationally.
The Pack women hoops squad returns home for a pair of RMAC games versus MSU Denver Friday and UCCS Saturday, part of the Steel & Silver Series between the two schools. The wrestling team travels Saturday to Kearney, Nebraska to compete at the UNK Duals.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.
Past Pack Athletes of the Week
Dec. 15 – Malin Wallmon/Thomas Staines
Dec. 7 – Molly Rohrer/Nelson Kahler
Nov. 30 – Katie Cunningham/Mark Williams
Nov. 25 - Miriam Roberts/Marcelo Laguera
Nov. 16 - Megan Schultz/Joseph Jones
Nov. 9 - Laikyn Koss/Marcelo Laguera
Nov. 2 - Mariangel Perez/Aaron Strunk
Oct. 26 - Alison Darr/Rex Dausin
Oct. 19 - April McDonough/Brandon Payer
Oct. 12 - Rianna Lockhart/Bernard McDondle
Oct. 5 - Katie Burnett/Derrick Williams
Sept. 28 - Sandra Grimaldo/Kyle Rosenbrock
Sept. 21 - Elena Michalski/Emery Taylor
Sept. 14 - Miriam Roberts/Jake Ice