COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 21, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball swept the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week Awards. Tuileisu Anderson earned Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Molly Rohrer received RMAC Defensive Player of the Week accolades.
Anderson (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.) averaged an incredible 27.0 points per game. Her efforts led the pack to a 2-0 week and wins over University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tarleton State University. She sank 50% (18 of 36) of her shots for the weekend to earn Most Valuable Player honors in the Al Kaly Shrine Classic.
The junior drained 10 3-pointers for the weekend, swishing 58.8 percent (10-of-17) of her shots from beyond the arc. She made 8-of-11 from the free throw line. Anderson now leads the RMAC with 20.3 points per game. The junior also had five steals for the weekend.
She scored a career-high 26 points to lead the Pack to an OT win over Alaska Fairbanks, making six triples. Anderson followed it up with another career-high in points, dropping 28 points in the Pack's victory Tarleton State.
Anderson leads the RMAC with 3.8 triples per game. Her .455 percentage from downtown ranks fourth in the RMAC. The junior has now earned RMAC Player of the Week honors four times in her career. Twice in her career, Anderson has claimed Offensive Player of the Week accolades.
Rohrer (So., Greenwood Village, Colo.) dominated defensively with seven blocks for the weekend to lead the Pack to a weekend sweep of Alaska Fairbanks and Tarleton State. Rohrer had four blocks in the Pack's win over Alaska Fairbanks. She followed it up with three blocks in the Pack's victory over Tarleton State. Rohrer now leads the RMAC with 2.5 blocks per game. The sophomore also had a career-high two steals in the Pack's win over the Nanooks. She pulled down 6.5 rebounds per game for the week.
Offensively, Rohrer picked up where she left off last week with an average of 15 points per game. She made 11 of her 19 shots from the field (57.9 %). Rohrer went 8 of 10 from the charity stripe including free throws that forced overtime with Alaska Fairbanks and another pair of free throws that clinched the Pack's victory against the Nanooks.
This is the second consecutive week that Rohrer has earned RMAC Player of the Week honors. She received Offensive Player of the Week acclaim a week ago. Rohrer has now taken home RMAC Player of the Week honors four times in her career and three of those have been Defensive Player of the Weeks.
With a 4-0 record, CSU-Pueblo ranks first in the NCAA D-II regional rankings. The Pack has earned three of the four RMAC Player of the Week awards in 2016-17.
The ThunderWolves will host Morningside College Friday Nov. 28 at 7p.m. in their first game in the Quality Inn & Suites Thanksgiving Classic. CSU-Pueblo will also face Wayland Baptist University Saturday at 5 p.m. at Massari Arena.
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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