|Posted March 3, 2010|
Espinoza is first-team all-RMAC, Selsor gets frosh honors
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - CSU-Pueblo point guard Rachel Espinoza (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) was honored as a first-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selection Wednesday, the RMAC announced, securing all-RMAC West Division honors as well.
Espinoza's honor is shared with two teammates - Katrina Selsor (Fr., Glenwood Springs, Colo.) earned third-team all-RMAC West Division honors, and was also named the RMAC West Division's Freshman of the Year. Caitlyn Jewell (Sr., Pagosa Springs, Colo.) also claimed third team honors.
Espinoza was arguably the RMAC's top point guard in 2009-10, averaging 14.9 points per game, 6th-highest in the RMAC, and finishing second in the RMAC in assists (4.1 APG) first in steals (2.7 SPG). Her assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.4 was also 5th-highest in the conference.
Espinoza's first-team selection marks the first by a ThunderWolf in two seasons and just the fourth ThunderWolf to earn first-team all-RMAC honors over the past 20 years.
Selsor, who started every game for the ThunderWolves despite being a true freshman, averaged 10.7 points per game, top 25 in the RMAC, and was in the top ten in the RMAC in rebounds (7.4 RPG, 8th) and steals (2.4 SPG, 3rd). In earning the West Division's Freshman of the Year honor, she becomes the first ThunderWolf in program history to win Freshman of the Year honors.
Jewell, a senior who carried the burden as the team's only true post player, finished the season with 11.4 points per game, which placed in her in the RMAC's top 20 in scoring, and was in the RMAC's top 15 in rebounds (6.1 RPG) and blocks (0.7 BPG).