Pack Women’s Basketball rises five spots to No. 12 in WBCA poll

Pack Women’s Basketball rises five spots to No. 12 in WBCA poll

PUEBLO, Colo. (November 29, 2016) Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball jumped five places in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division II poll. The Pack rose to No.12 in the WBCA poll.

Standing at 6-0 for the first time since 1975-76, the ThunderWolves have achieved their highest ranking in the polls this season. The Pack received a spot in the WBCA poll for the first time last week. CSU-Pueblo now ranks No.10 in the NCAA D-II Sports Information Directors Association poll.

The ThunderWolves are the only Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team ranked in either poll. CSU-Pueblo ranks second in the South Central Region in the SIDA poll.

With an average of 80.2 points per game, the Pack leads the RMAC in scoring. They rank 25th in the nation in scoring. The Pack totals 7.4 points per game more than any other team in the RMAC.

CSU-Pueblo also has the fourth-best free throw percentage in the country, draining 83.9 percent of their attempts at the charity stripe. Five ThunderWolves rank in the RMAC's top 15 in free throw percentage. Juniors Taylor Long  (Moreno Valley, Calif.), Katie Cunningham (Aurora, Colo.), and Tuileisu Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.), senior Jaszymn Johnson (Denver, Colo.), and sophomore Molly Rohrer (Greenwood Village, Colo.) all shoot above 85 percent from the line.

Rohrer received RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. She now RMAC Player of the Week in three consecutive weeks.

Head Coach Jim Turgeon also claimed D-II Bulletin Women's Coach of the Month. In his second season with the Pack, Turgeon has led the Pack to a 32-6 record.

The Pack opens RMAC play Friday when they travel to Durango, Colo. for a showdown with Fort Lewis College. This rematch of last year's RMAC Tournament Championship game begins at 5:30 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