PUEBLO, Colo. (February 8, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo's Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) and Cody Johnson (Sr., Broken Arrow, Okla.) have been named Pack Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Mobile Record Shredders.
Cunningham led the Pack to wins on the road at Adams State University and No. 23 Fort Lewis College. The senior guard averaged 14.5 points per game and 5.0 assists per game. On the defensive end, Cunningham averaged 8.0 rebounds per game and 3.0 steals per game.
In the Pack's win over ASU, Cunningham fired in 15 points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 2-for-2 from beyond the arc. She had seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Pack to an 80-71 win.
Cunningham took over in the fourth quarter Saturday night. With the Pack trailing the Skyhawks by five entering the final frame, Cunningham went on a rampage scoring 10 points in the quarter. She also had three of her four steals in the period, to guide the Pack's rally to a 63-61 win and hand FLC its first home loss of the season. Cunningham did not commit a turnover in the win.
With these performances, Cunningham moved into the top 15 all-time at CSU-Pueblo in career rebounds with 511 career boards. She also moved into 10th all-time in career assists with 236 helpers.
Cunningham ranks second in the RMAC with 9.4 rebounds per game. Her 4.8 assists per game and 2.2 assist/ turnover ratio both stand third in the conference. The senior ranks seventh with 1.7 steals per game.
On the men's side, Johnson didn't allow No. 11 Sam Alnassiri of San Francisco State University to take him down, as he pulled off the 6-2 decision win and upset to earn the title.
Johnson won his first match by a close 6-4 decision, then produced some bonus points for the Pack with a first period pin at 2:17 to reach the semifinal bout. He won 5-2 in the match to reach his first RMAC title match.
The women's hoops team returns home Saturday for a pivotal matchup with Westminster College. Tipoff with the Griffins is set for 5:30 p.m. at Massari Arena. The wrestling team wrap the dual season Monday at New Mexico Highlands.
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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
Jan. 31 - Gillian Maness/PT Garcia
Jan. 24 - Jennah Knafelc/Will Newman
Jan. 18 - Hannah Plummer/Kyle Fantin
Jan. 10 - Tuileisu Anderson/JaCobi Jones
Dec. 20 - Taylor Long/Will Newman
Dec. 13 - Angelique Urenda/Thomas Staines
Dec. 6 - Arianna Rohde/Ron Sweeten
Nov. 29 - Katie Cunningham/Mika Nuolivirta
Nov. 22 – Katie Jones/Alec Choury
Nov. 15 – Misha McDowell/BJ Hardy
Nov. 8 – Alexa Eastep/Marcelo Laguera
Nov. 2 - Mackenzie Bean/Emery Taylor
Oct. 19 - Phoebe Pontious/Protus Babaya
Oct. 11 - Melissa Nichols/Neil Tillman
Oct. 4 - Gillian Maness/Tanner Cuda
Sept. 27 - Danelle Dondelinger/Connor Marth
Sept. 20 - Courtney Ewing/Brandon Payer
Sept. 13 - Miriam Roberts/Marcelo Laguera
Sept. 6 - Mackenzie Bean/Fraser Hughes