DURANGO, Colo. (February 6, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball returned to the Division II Sports Information Directors of America rankings, entering the poll at No. 24. The ThunderWolves are also receiving votes in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association poll. Both polls were released Tuesday.
At 17-6, the Pack is back in the polls for the first time since the preseason rankings. They currently rank No.2 in the D-II SIDA South Central region Rankings, their highest ranking of the season.
The ThunderWolves entered the season at No. 5 in the D-II SIDA poll and have returned that form in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. CSU-Pueblo leads the RMAC with a 15-2 record in conference play.
The ThunderWolves rank 20th in D-II in total defense, holding opponents to 57.4 points per game. CSU-Pueblo has limited opponents to just 25.7 percent from 3-point range, making the Pack the seventh-best 3-point defense in the nation. The Pack ranks 20th in D-II in field goal percentage defense, limiting opponents to 35.5 percent from the field.
CSU-Pueblo leads the RMAC in free throw percentage and ranks 22nd in D-II. The ThunderWolves have made 77.4 percent as a team from the charity stripe. Rohrer ranks second among qualified players in the RMAC in free throw percentage, making 84.5 percent from the line.
With a three-game lead with five games remaining, the Pack hopes to clinch their second consecutive RMAC Regular Season Championship and third in program history. A 2-0 week would guarantee the Pack a share of the RMAC title. This journey to a RMAC Championship continues Tuesday when the Pack plays New Mexico Highlands University Tuesday at 5 p.m.
If the Pack defeats the Cowgirls Tuesday, they will have the opportunity to clinch the RMAC Championship Saturday at home vs. Westminster College. Tip off between the Pack and Griffins is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Saturday's game will be National Girls & Women in Sports Day. All girls 18 & under who show up wearing a youth sports jersey will receive free admission to Saturday's game. This contest will also be a Think Pink game.
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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