PUEBLO, Colo. (September 6, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo's Mackenzie Bean (Jr., Bothell, Wash.) and Fraser Hughes (Jr., Newton Stewart, Scotland) have been named Pack Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Mobile Record Shredders.
Bean led the charge offensively for CSU-Pueblo in her Pack debut. Bean earned her first RMAC Offensive Player of the Week accolade by scoring two goals in the first half for the ThunderWolves, shooting a game high five shots and three on goal.
Her first score came in the 34th minute on breakaway deep in Pack territory allowed her to dribble up midfield and fire a shot from 35-yards away from goal passed a diving LCU goalkeeper.
Bean added her second score of the game ten minutes later after a scramble at the top of the box found the foot of Dondelinger who then launched a pass inside to a waiting Bean who headed in the ball for the score.
On the men's side, Hughes dominated in his first tournament with the Pack. The New Mexico Junior College transfer shared first place at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational with teammate Nathan McCann with a -8 (2080). His efforts helped the Pack take first place as a team in the Farmers Insurance Invite for the second consecutive season. CSU-Pueblo and Hughes beat RMAC schools Fort Lewis, Colorado Mesa, Colorado Christian, and South Dakota Mines.
Hughes opened his Pack career with an even par 72 at walking Stick Golf Course. On his second round o0f the day Monday, Hughes battled 95 degree heat to shoot the tournament's best round with a -6 (66). He finished his tournament with a -2 (70)to earn his first place trophy.
The women's soccer team travels for the first time this season to Midwestern State (Sept. 8) and at Texas Woman's (Sept. 10) for a pair of nonconference matches. The men's golf team travels to Amarillo, Tex. to compete in the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational Sept. 11-12.
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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.