COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Febrauary 13, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo senior center Nelson Kahler (Noosa Heads, Australia) brought down his third Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor this season, in a Monday release from the league office.
The league's blocks leader also received the award in back-to-back weeks Jan. 9 and Jan. 16.
Ranked fifth nationally in blocked shots, Kahler added to his total with eight (4.0 bpg) in a 2-0 RMAC week. He also added 7.5 rebounds per game with a steal, while on the offensive end posted 17.0 points per game on 70.6 percent shooting. He also had 2.5 assists per contest and went 10-for-11 (90.9%) from the free throw line.
In a win against New Mexico Highlands University, Kahler totaled 26 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, his sixth game this season with five or more blocks. He shot 81.8 percent from the field in the win.
The senior owns 77 blocks this season to sit fifth in NCAA Division II in total blocks, while his 3.21 blocks per game is also fifth. The CSU-Pueblo single season blocks record is 80, set by Mark Jung in 1982-83.
The ThunderWolves will wrap the regular season home schedule Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. versus Colorado Christian University. The game will serve as Senior Night at Massari Arena for four Pack student-athletes.
CSU-Pueblo owns a 17-7 record this season with a 15-4 RMAC record good for third in the standings. The Pack have secured a RMAC Shootout first round home game, set for Feb. 28.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.