PUEBLO, Colo. (February 15, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo's Tatianna Clanton (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Rico Spikes (Sr., Merriville, Ind.) have been named Pack Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Mobile Record Shredders.
At the Pittsburg State Gorillas Classic, Clanton recorded an NCAA provisional mark in the long jump. Her leap of 5.62m was good for sixth in the event, just shy of her PR this season of 5.90 that ranks ninth nationally. She also competed in the triple jump, 200m and 400m events the meet.
The conference weekly recognition is the first in Clanton's career and she is the first field athlete from the Pack to earn the honor during the indoor season since Holli Salazar claimed the award on Jan. 18, 2012.
On the men's side Spikes averaged 15 points and seven assists per game in a 2-0 RMAC week. He shot 42.9 percent from the field and went 11-for-15 (73.3%) from the free throw line.
He added 7.5 rebounds per game and 1.5 steals per contest. The senior was one rebound shy of a triple double in a home win against New Mexico Highlands, as he totaled 15 points, a career-high 10 assists and nine rebounds. He shot 62.5 percent from the field in the win.
The 10 assists ties for second most among RMAC players this season.
In a road victory at Westminster to secure home court in the first round of the RMAC Shootout, Spikes totaled 15 points and four assists.
The final tune-up for the RMAC Championships (Feb. 24-25) for Clanton and the ThunderWolves is the Joe Davies Invitational at the Steinhauer Fieldhouse in Golden, Colorado.
The men's basketball squad ends the home portion of the regular season this week when they welcome Colorado Christian to Massari Arena Saturday.
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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
Feb. 8 - Tuileisu Anderson/JaCobi Jones
Feb. 2 - Sydni Riley/PT Garcia
Jan. 25 – Katie Cunningham/Dante Carter
Jan. 18 – Molly Rohrer/Nelson Kahler
Jan. 11 – Jaszymn Johnson/Kyle Fantin
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