PUEBLO, Colo. (November 22, 2016) – For the first time in program history Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball earned a ranking in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association poll. The Pack debuts in the WBCA poll at No. 17.
CSU-Pueblo also jumped from No. 20 to No. 8 in the D-II Sports Information Directors Association Poll. This No.8 ranking marks the Pack's highest ever ranking in any poll. Their previous best came last season when they were No. 17.
The Pack has started the season 4-0 for the first time since 2007-08. CSU-Pueblo owns a victory over defending National Champion Lubbock Christian University, who ranked No.11 in the WBCA poll and currently stands No. 24 in this poll.
As a team, the Pack ranks fourth in the nation with an 84.3 free throw percentage. CSU-Pueblo stands 25th in the country in rebounding margin, grabbing 11.8 boards per game more than their adversaries.
In addition to free throw percentage, the Pack leads the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in scoring with 78.2 points per game. The ThunderWolves also lead the conference with 16.5 assists per game.
Tuileisu Anderson (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.) and Molly Rohrer (So., Greenwood Village, Colo.) swept RMAC Player of the Week honors. Anderson earned RMAC Offensive Player of the Week with 27.0 points per game. Rohrer claimed the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Award with seven blocks.
Ranked in the WBCA poll for the first time in school history, the Pack will also have another first this week. They will host their first Quality Inn & Suites Thanksgiving Classic Friday and Saturday Massari Arena. The ThunderWolves will play Morningside College in their first game of the Quality Inn & Suites Thanksgiving Classic Friday at 7 p.m. CSU-Pueblo faces Wayland Baptist University Saturday at 5 p.m. in 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