COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 2, 2016) – For the second consecutive season, Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletics finished third in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's All-Sport Competition Cup. The Pack tallied 776 total points to net its fifth top five finish in the last five years.
The RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup is awarded to the institution which accumulates the most points over the year based on its teams' outcome in the RMAC's four core sports, along with six wild card sports. The four core sports are football or men's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball, while the six wild card sports consist of three men's sports and three women's sports, which are designated by that institutions' best finish in those 19 non-core sports (23 total RMAC sports). Total RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup points are calculated based on how the teams finish in the RMAC regular season standings. In the scenario where teams do not have regular season standings, conference championship results are used. If there is a tie, points are combined and divided by the number of teams involved in the tie.
In the All-Sport Cup scoring system, the regular season champion earns 100 points with a sliding scale of points for second through last place. Only regular season finishes count towards the cup standings.
The Pack's highest scores came in football where the Pack won their fifth consecutive RMAC Championship and women's basketball where the Pack claimed its fifth RMAC Tournament Championship and a second place finish in the regular season. CSU-Pueblo collected eighth place points in the other two core sports of men's basketball (59.5) and volleyball (53).
Women's track & field scored points for the Pack in both its indoor and outdoor season with fourth place finishes. CSU-Pueblo men's (86.5) and women's golf (85) also scored in the non-core sports, as the Pack women sank a third place finish, while the Pack men tied for second place.
ThunderWolves baseball secured third place points (75). CSU-Pueblo men's track & field scored the Pack's final points with a fifth place spot and 67 points during the outdoor season. Despite these strong placements from the Pack, Colorado School of Mines (937) won the All-Sports Cup with Colorado Mesa University (868) taking the runner up spot.
CSU-Pueblo had four student-athletes claim RMAC Player of the Year honors. Cameron McDondle and Morgan Fox earned the RMAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year Awards respectively on the gridiron. Jordan Godman claimed Player of the Year honors on the baseball diamond, while Volleyball senior Oni Lattin took home her second consecutive RMAC Defensive Player of the Year award.
Three more Pack student-athletes achieved RMAC Freshman of the Year honors. Football's AJ Thompson (Denver, Colo.) nabbed Offensive Freshman of the Year, while cornerback Darius Williams (Gilbert, Ariz.) received Defensive Freshman of the Year. Molly Rohrer (Greenwood Village, Colo.) earned Freshman of the Year in Women's Basketball.
Football Coach John Wristen also claimed his fifth consecutive RMAC Coach of the Year Award. In total 103 Pack student athletes earned All-RMAC recognitions with 44 student-athletes earning First Team All-RMAC honors.
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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.