PUEBLO, Colo. (February 8, 2017) – On the same day they clinched a share of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball found out they remained No.3 in both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and D-II Sports Information Directors Association polls.
The ThunderWolves defeated New Mexico Highlands University 69-45 Tuesday to wrap up their first regular season RMAC title since 1987-88. CSU-Pueblo now has a 24-0 record and an 18-0 mark in RMAC games.
CSU-Pueblo is defeating opponents by 15.2 points per game. They own the nation's fourth best field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to 33.2 percent from the field.
Nationally, the ThunderWolves rank 11th in D-II in free throw percentage. The Pack makes 77.8 free throw percentage.
The Pack has the RMAC's best offense, scoring 73.5 points per game. They also lead the conference in field goal percentage, making 42.8 percent from the field.
Defensively, CSU-Pueblo blocks a RMAC-best 5.0 shots per game. This places them 18th nationally.
This week will be the Pack's second consecutive week at No.3 . The No.3 ranking is the highest in school history.
CSU-Pueblo will have the chance to win the RMAC Regular Season Championship outright Friday night when they hit the road to play Westminster College at 5:30 p.m. The Pack would clinch the RMAC outright and the No.1 seed for the RMAC Tournament with a win. They would also match the RMAC's record for longest winning streak at 25 victories.
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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