COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 14, 2016) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference handed out its first Player of the Week awards of the 2016-17 season Monday and Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball Center Molly Rohrer became the first student-athlete of the season to earn RMAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Rohrer (So., Greenwood Village, Colo.), the reigning RMAC Freshman of the Year, began her sophomore campaign in dominating fashion to lead the Pack past Texas A&M Commerce and defending national champion Lubbock Christian. Rohrer averaged 16.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. She made 13 of her 20 attempts from the field for the weekend (65%). She also drained all six of her attempts form the line as the Pack started the season 2-0.
The sophomore led the Pack to an 81-58 beat down of Commerce with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting. She also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists. Rohrer made four free throws in that contest.
In the Pack's victory over defending national champion, Lubbock Christian, Rohrer scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. She added nine rebounds and four assists, narrowly missing a double-double.
Defensively, Rohrer had three blocks over the weekend. Rohrer had 67 rejections as a freshman, the second-highest total in school history.
For Rohrer, Monday's award marks the first time in her career that she has received RMAC Offensive Player of the Week. Rohrer earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice as a freshman.
Rohrer's sister Megan, who plays for South Dakota School of Mines, earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors completing a Player of the Week sweep for the sisters.
The ThunderWolves will host their opener when they compete against the University of Alaska Fairbanks at 5 p.m. Friday in the 33rd annual Al Kaly Shrine Classic CSU-Pueblo will continue the 33rd Annual Al Kaly Shrine Classic with a showdown against Tarleton State University Saturday at 3 p.m.
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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