PUEBLO, Colo. (February 14, 2017) - Following the first loss of the season, the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball team slipped to No. 6 in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association national ranking and to No. 4 in the D-II Sports Information Directors Association poll.
The Pack are 24-1 and 18-1 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play following the 85-81 loss at Westminster College Friday. The Griffins knocked down 14 3-pointers to deny the ThunderWolves a perfect regular season and the Pack was unable to match the RMAC's record for consecutive wins (25).
Nationally, CSU-Pueblo ranks top 25 in field goal percentage defense (7th, 33.7%), free throw percentage (11th, 77.8%), blocked shots (14th, 124), scoring margin (21st, 14.5 ppg), rebounds (22nd, 1,051) and defensive rebounds per game (23rd, 29.0 rpg).
Senior guard Jaszymn Johnson (Denver, Colo.) is hitting on 87.5 percent of her shots from the charity stripe to rank 15th in NCAA Division II.
Sophomore Molly Rohrer (C, Greenwood Village, Colo.) ranks 18th nationally with 55 blocked shots, while her 51.6 field goal percentage is good for 33rd.
Junior Tuileisu Anderson (G, Vancouver, Wash.) sits 19th nationally in 3-pointers made and attempted, as she has gone 69-for-186 (37.1%) from long range this season.
Junior guard Katie Cunningham (Aurora, Colo.) is 31st in the nation and first in the RMAC in rebounds (232) and ranks 37th in assist to turnover ratio (2.06).
The ThunderWolves clinched at least a share of the 2016-17 RMAC Regular Season Championship with four games remaining Feb. 7 and can claim the program's second outright league title Saturday in the home season finale versus Colorado Christian University. The contest is set for a 5:30 p.m. start and will serve as Senior Day at Massari Arena for four student-athletes.
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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.