COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 21, 2015) – Four Colorado State University-Pueblo football players have earned a spot on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's All-Academic First Team. Linebacker Joe Rosenbrock (Sr., Brush, Colo.) garnered not only a spot on the first all-academic defensive team, but was named RMAC Academic Defensive Player of the Year. Wide receiver Kieren Duncan (Sr., Goodyear, Ariz.) and offensive linemen Corbin Feenstra (So., Superior, Colo.) and Chance Rodriguez (Jr., Bennett, Colo.) also claimed a spot on the RMAC First Team All-Academic Offensive Team.
Rosenbrock currently has a 3.79 GPA, while pursuing a degree in mathematics. He has started each of the Pack's seven games this season and captained a defense that ranks sixth nationally in rush defense (68.6 ypg allowed). Rosenbrock ranks second on the CSU-Pueblo defense with 43 tackles (first with 26 solo tackles). The senior has also record four tackles for loss, a sack, and broke up three passes. Rosenbrock has earned a spot on the Academic All-RMAC Team in each of his four seasons and was a first team selection in 2014.
Duncan owns a 3.52 GPA and is closing in on a degree in mass communications. Duncan has caught a team-best 17 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns. The senior ranks 37th nationally in return yards with 426. He brought a 97 yard kick return to the house for his first returning touchdown of the season at West Texas A&M University (Sept. 12). This sprint earned the Gilbert, Arizona native RMAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Duncan has amassed 62 rushing yards this season and now has earned a spot on the conference academic team three times (first team selection in 2014).
Feenstra holds a 4.0 GPA in CSU-Pueblo's pre-business program and received his second RMAC All-Academic selection. The sophomore has started four games at center this season and seen action in each of the Pack's seven games.
Rodriguez has accumulated a 3.61 GPA while studying physical education K-12 to earn his second RMAC All-Academic selection of his career. He has started each of the team's seven games at right guard.
Feenstra and Rodriguez are a part of the Pack's offensive line that has guided the team to 40.3 points per game (17th nationally). Behind their offensive line, the ThunderWolves have averaged 311.6 yards per game on the ground, the fifth highest clip in the country. The Pack has allowed 1.14 sacks per game, the 25th lowest total nationally.
CSU –Pueblo had 14 other players earn a spot on the RMAC's Football Honor Roll. They are: Jordan Anderson (RS-Fr., LB, Arvada, Colo); Wesley Bennett (Jr., WR/TE, Longmont, Colo.); Seth Brown (Jr., LB, Colorado Springs, Colo.); Josh Croy (Jr., DL, Littleton, Colo.); Kevin Cuff (Sr., LB, San Diego, Calif.); Jake Ludwick (Sr., OL, Castle Rock, Colo.); Zach Martinez (Sr., OL, Redlands, Calif.); Austin Miles (So. OL Durango, Colo.); Grant Neal (So., RB, Parker, Colo.); Brandon Payer (RS-Fr., LB, Pine, Colo.); Quinn Vandekoppel (RS-Fr., LB, Castle Rock, Colo.); Quinton Walton (RS-Fr. OL Grand Junction, Colo.); Cliff Weybrecht (RS-Fr. LB Gilbert, Ariz.).
The ThunderWolves host No. 7 and undefeated Colorado School of Mines (7-0, 5-0 RMAC) in an important Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference showdown of last season's Co-RMAC Champions. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
Tickets can be purchased at the Massari Arena Box Office or online at gothunderwolves.com/tickets.
The game will also air live on Comcast CET, which is avaiable to Xfinity Comcast subscribers across the state of Colorado on channel 105 (900 HD).
The contest will serve as the Pack's Pink Out game to raise awareness for breast cancer and funds for the St. Mary-Corwin Breast Center of Excellence. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and donate to the cause.
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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.