19-0 ThunderWolves rise to No.4 in both D-II polls

19-0 ThunderWolves rise to No.4 in both D-II polls

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 24, 2017)   Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball achieved new heights Tuesday when they were selected as a unanimous No.4 in the D-II polls. The No.4 ranking is the Pack's highest ranking ever and their first time in the top five.

The ThunderWolves soared up to No.4 in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll. After coming in at No.7 a week ago, the Pack jumped up three spots in the WBCA.

In The D-II Sports Information Directors Association poll, the Pack moved up two spots from No.6. The No.6 ranking a week ago was CSU-Pueblo's previous best ranking.

CSU-Pueblo stands tied for the nation lead with 19 wins. They are one of just four undefeated teams remaining in D-II.

Last week, the ThunderWolves knocked off Colorado Christian University 80-61 Tuesday. On Saturday, the Pack trailed Colorado School of Mines by eight points in the fourth quarter, but CSU-Pueblo rallied to defeat the Orediggers 83-74.

The ThunderWolves own the nation's 10th best free throw percentage. They make 78.5 percent of their tries at the charity stripe.

Defensively, the Pack limits opponents to 34.2 percent shooting from the field. This ranks as the 14th best average in the nation.

The Pack also leads the RMAC in scoring, averaging 74.6 points per game. They also lead the conference in shooting percentage, making 43.4 percent of their shots from the field.

CSU-Pueblo defeats opponents by an average of 13.7 points per game. The Pack will hit the road this week to face Chadron State College Friday and Regis University Saturday. CSU-Pueblo will face the Eagles at 5:30 p.m. and meet the Rangers at 5:00 p.m.

The ThunderWolves return home Friday Feb. 3 to play rival Adams State University at 5:30 p.m. The following night will be the annual Take a Kid to a game night against Fort Lewis College. Denver Nuggets super mascot Rocky will be at this game to entertain the fans.

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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