CSU-Pueblo Women's Basketball Headlines

2009-10

Class of 2010 rounded out with addition of Fox
[5/17/10] - CSU-Pueblo concluded its 2010 signees with the addition of 6-foot-1 California high school standout, Taylor Fox, to the ThunderWolves' 2010-11 roster.

Pack adds Castillo, Evans for 2010
[4/15/10] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s basketball program has added two more signees to its 2010 signing class, expanding its signing class to four new student-athletes with the addition of Kiowa's Taylor Castillo and Monarch's Alex Evans, head coach Kip Drown announced Thursday.

CSU-Pueblo ends season in national rankings
[3/30/10] - CSU-Pueblo ended the 2009-10 season with its highest national poll standing to date, receiving seven votes in the national poll, in essence ranking the Pack 34th in the nation.

ThunderWolves secure two recruits for 2010
[3/30/10] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s basketball team, fresh off its first national tournament win in program history, will add even more strength to its roster in 2010-11 with the addition of two of the State of Arizona’s top high school players, Paige Ramm and Katie Tomlinson.

Pack's Cinderalla story runs out of pages
[3/13/10] - Seeking their fifth straight elimination game, CSU-Pueblo simply ran out of gas Saturday night, falling to a spot-on Concordia, St. Paul team 83-56 in the Central Region Semifinals.

Pack smashes the glass ceiling, gets regional win
[3/12/10] - Led by an unbelievable 22-0 run, CSU-Pueblo scored a major upset Friday, besting second-seeded and 22nd-ranked Wayne State 59-48 in the Central Regional Quarterfinal in Durango, earning the prog

NCAA Regional Tournament Central
[3/11/10] - Follow the ThunderWolves in their third-straight trip to the NCAA Division II Central Regionals at the GoThunderWolves.com Tourney Central page. Find links to follow the game, as well as video and blog reports during the women's quest for a Regional Title.

Espinoza earns Daktronics all-region honors
[3/10/10] - CSU-Pueblo junior point guard Rachel Espinoza was voted a first-team selection in the Daktronics Women's Basketball Division II All-Central Region team, released Wednesday.

How can you follow the Pack at nationals?
[3/8/10] - Click here for information regarding the ThunderWolves' trip to the Central Regional Tournament, including ticket information, hotel information, and how to follow the Pack's run from home.

ThunderWolves get No. 7 seed in Central Regional
[3/7/10] - Newly-crowned RMAC Shootout champions, CSU-Pueblo, received a No. 7 seed in the Central Region Tournament, the NCAA announced Sunday, pitting the ThunderWolves against Wayne State (Neb.).

Pack secures three-peat in RMAC title game
[3/6/10] - CSU-Pueblo bested its designated foe in Fort Lewis in the RMAC Shootout championship game Saturday night, eeking out a 61-60 win and earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II National Tournament.

Here we go again -- Pack going to title game
[3/5/10] - In the RMAC Shootout, all CSU-Pueblo does is win. Colorado Christian found that out firsthand Friday night, victimized by a late ThunderWolf surge in a 66-63 game.

Espinoza is first-team all-RMAC, Selsor gets frosh honors
[3/3/10] - Pack junior point guard Rachel Espinoza earned first-team all-RMAC honors, as well as first-team all-RMAC West Division honors, the RMAC announced Wednesday.

Espinoza-less ThunderWolves claim gutsy playoff win
[3/2/10] - Facing an entire game without its top scorer, Rachel Espinoza, CSU-Pueblo came of age Tuesday night, putting together a gem of a game in knocking off Adams State 70-61 on the road, earning a trip to the RMAC Shootout for the fifth consecutive year.

Pack hoops teams to open RMAC Shootout on the road
[3/1/10] - The CSU-Pueblo men’s and women’s basketball squads will each open the first round of the RMAC Shootout on the road Tuesday night, as the Pack women will face Adams State in Alamosa and the Pack men will travel to Grand Junction to face Mesa State.

Pack squanders home playoff game with lackluster loss
[2/27/10] - Needing a win to clinch the right to host a home game in the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday, CSU-Pueblo was flat Saturday, falling by double-digits to Western State, 72-56.

Pack moves to within a win of likely home playoff game
[2/26/10] - CSU-Pueblo stepped up in resounding fashion Friday night, downing Mesa State 81-60 and moving very close to hosting a home playoff game to open the RMAC Shootout.

Espinoza's dramatic steal keys Pack win
[2/20/10] - A heads-up steal by Rachel Espinoza in the waning seconds of the Pack's showdown at Western New Mexico delivered a win from the clutches of defeat for the ThunderWolves.

Pack lays egg against Highlands
[2/16/10] - The ThunderWolves' game was ice cold Tuesday night, just shooting 29 percent from the field in suffering an upset loss to New Mexico Highlands on the road.

Win slips away against sixth-ranked Fort Lewis
[2/13/10] - CSU-Pueblo was the victim of a late surge by a Fort Lewis team that proved why it is the sixth-ranked team in the nation, falling 64-59 to the Skyhawks in the Pack's home finale.

Pack gets monumental win over Adams State
[2/12/10] - In what may have been the most important regular season game in school history, CSU-Pueblo was dominant over Adams State in a game it needed to win, claiming a 66-49 win.

'Take a Kid to the Game' day is Feb. 12
[2/8/10] - Celebrate Youth Basketball Weekend this weekend at Massari Arena when Denver Nuggets' mascot, Rocky, visits CSU-Pueblo on Friday, Feb. 12. All weekend, kids 12 and under are admitted free to ThunderWolves' basketball games.

Espinoza scores 1,000th in overtime win
[2/4/10] - The ThunderWolves saw a night designed to celebrate the individual accomplishment of Rachel Espinoza's 1,000th career point nearly blow up in their faces as an overtime surge was needed to best pesky Western New Mexico.

Pack overcomes slow start to defeat Highlands
[2/2/10] - The Thunderwolves overcame a sluggish start to win 75-57 Tuesday night against the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Tuesday night.

Pack has lax night on the boards, loses to Adams
[1/30/10] - The ThunderWolves squandered a golden opportunity to make a statement in the RMAC standings Saturday with a win against Adams State, but a poor night on the glass led to a 78-61 to the Grizzlies.

Espinoza's 22 can't save Pack against #8 Fort Lewis
[1/29/10] - The ThunderWolves gave No. 8 Fort Lewis a run, but not even a 22-point night by Rachel Espinoza could save the Pack, who fell 82-68 in a game that was much closer the score indicates.

Espinoza claims fourth RMAC Player of the Week honor
[1/25/10] - The hardware keeps accumulating for CSU-Pueblo point guard, Rachel Espinoza, who was named the RMAC West Division Player of the Week for a record fourth time following the Pack's two wins this past weekend.

Espinoza carries Pack to win over Mesa State
[1/23/10] - Fueled by a 23-point performance by point guard Rachel Espinoza, CSU-Pueblo earned its fifth straight win with a 65-56 victory over Mesa State Saturday.

ThunderWolves use second half run to upend Western
[1/22/10] - CSU-Pueblo used a 12-0 second half run to put away a scrappy Western State team Friday, claiming a 58-45 win over the Mountaineers.

Five score in double-digits as Pack beats Metro St.
[1/16/10] - CSU-Pueblo survived a physical battle with Metro State Saturday, winning the rebounding battle and relying on 62 percent shooting from the floor in the second half to upend the Roadrunners 68-51.

Pack get first win over Regis since 2003
[1/15/10] - After a close win last Saturday, the Pack cruised to a win Friday night at Massari Arena against the visiting Regis University Lady Rangers 73-45.

Pack fends off comeback to claim win
[1/9/10] - CSU-Pueblo was able to shrug off a late comeback bid by Colorado Christian Saturday, using two last second free throws by Rachel Espinoza to pull out the game.

Pack shoots cold, falls to Mines
[1/8/10] - A battle of two teams unbeaten in RMAC play broke for Colorado School of Mines Friday as the Orediggers netted a 70-61 win over the Pack.

Espinoza claims third RMAC Player of the Week honor this season
[1/4/10] - For already the third time this season, Pack point guard Rachel Espinoza has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division Player of the Week.

Pack falls to committed Abilene Christian squad
[1/3/10] - CSU-Pueblo ran into an Abilene Christian team on a mission Sunday as the Wildcats shot 60 percent from the field and played near-perfect basketball as the ThunderWolves fell 72-60 in the final game of the 2009-10 Chuck Stephens Classic.

ThunderWolves' late run cements win over Central State
[1/2/10] - CSU-Pueblo used a late surge to upend the visiting Central State Marauders 63-49 at the Pack's opener at the 11th annual Chuck Stephens Classic, hosted at CSU-Pueblo's Massari Arena.

ThunderWolves run into tough Western Washington squad
[12/17/09] - CSU-Pueblo couldn't keep up Western Washington's bigs Thursday as the Pack got out-rebounded 38-23 as they lost 89-70 to the 5-1 Vikings.

Strong first half, aggressive D keys Pack win
[12/16/09] - The Pack used an 18-point halftime lead and 25 Central Washington turnovers to cruise to a 72-60 win over the Wildcats at the Great Western Shootout in Las Vegas, Nev. Wednesday.

Pack busts three-pointer record in drubbing of UCCS
[12/12/09] - CSU-Pueblo broke a school record for three-pointers, sinking 15 treys in claiming a "Steel and Silver Series" win over UC-Colorado Springs, 85-54.

Fan Appreciation: Dec. 12 basketball vs. UCCS is free!
[12/10/09] - The CSU-Pueblo Department of Athletics is sponsoring a Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, Dec. 12 when CSU-Pueblo takes on rival UC-Colorado Springs in a "Steel and Silver Series" match up at Massari Arena. Admission is free to this game.

Espinoza named RMAC Player of the Week for second time
[12/7/09] - CSU-Pueblo junior point guard, Rachel Espinoza, has been named the RMAC West Division Player of the Week for the second time this season following the Pack's two wins in Nebraska this past weekend.

Pack women claim first ever win at Kearney
[12/5/09] - CSU-Pueblo started its conference season off 2-0 Saturday when it downed Nebraska-Kearney 76-62 in Kearney, securing the program's first ever win at UNK.

Pack overcomes poor shooting to claim 11-point win
[12/4/09] - CSU-Pueblo, despite shooting just 29 percent from the field, forced enough errors to stay comfortably ahead of Chadron State all night long, defeating the Eagles 59-48.

ThunderWolves stunned by winless Eastern New Mexico
[11/28/09] - CSU-Pueblo nearly turned an epic comeback Saturday vs. winless Eastern New Mexico at the Metro State Thanksgiving Classic, but unfortunately came up short as the ThunderWolves were stunned in a 74-70 loss.

ThunderWolves' bench carries team to victory
[11/27/09] - In the face of foul trouble by two CSU-Pueblo starters, the Pack bench teed off on undefeated Northwest Missouri State Friday at the Metro State Thanksgiving Classic, getting 34 points off the bench in a 82-69 win.

Espinoza named RMAC West Division Player of the Week
[11/23/09] - CSU-Pueblo junior point guard, Rachel Espinoza, has been named the RMAC West Division Women's Basketball Player of the Week after earning all-tournament honors at the Al Kaly Classic last weekend.

ThunderWolves fall short in overtime thriller
[11/21/09] - The ThunderWolves narrowly missed out on an upset win of 10th-ranked West Texas A&M Saturday, falling 74-70 in overtime in a game that was decided by the smallest of margins.

ThunderWolf thieves key win over U. of the Southwest
[11/20/09] - The CSU-Pueblo defense registered 17 steals and forced 26 turnovers by the University of the Southwest Friday en route to claiming a 71-52 season-opening win at the Al Kaly Shrine Classic, being held at CSU-Pueblo’s Massari Arena.

Time changes announced for 2009 Al Kaly Classic
[11/16/09] - The 2009 Al Kaly Classic, the annual tip-off tournament for CSU-Pueblo men’s and women’s basketball, will feature three games per day this season as opposed to the traditional four-game slate that existed in years’ past.

Pack hangs with Division-I Wyoming in exhibition
[11/6/09] - In a game that was much closer than the score indicated, CSU-Pueblo had a successful night in its final exhibition match of the season Friday, falling 76-53 to Wyoming.

Pack sluggish on glass in exhibition opener
[10/29/09] - A quick start by CSU-Pueblo vs. Colorado State in the season's exhibition opener Thursday quickly melted away as the Pack lost 81-59.

Pack picked to challenge for RMAC West title in '10
[10/28/09] - The CSU-Pueblo women's basketball team, seeking its fourth RMAC Championship in five seasons in 2010, was selected to finish third in the RMAC and second in the RMAC West Division, according to the RMAC Women's Basketball Coaches' poll released Wednesday.

2008-09

Rehfeld, Espinoza named CSU-P athletes of the year
[4/23/09] - CSU-Pueblo senior Mary Rehfeld has been named the Jessie Banks Female Athlete of the Year, while Rachel Espinoza has been named the co-CSU-Pueblo Female Athlete of the Year, the athletics department announced Thursday.

Pack's dream falls short vs. Winona State
[3/13/09] - The ThunderWolves bowed out of the NCAA Division II national playoffs for the third time in four seasons Friday with a first round loss to third-seeded Winona State, 78-55.

Dancing in Mankato: The Pack at nationals
[3/12/09] - Follow your ThunderWolves as they strive for a national championship at this season's NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament in Mankato, Minn. Get a behind the scenes look at the Pack's trip and see what it takes to play against the top teams in the nation.

Pack returns to WBCA Poll's radar
[3/10/09] - The ThunderWolf women "received votes" in the latest Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (WBCA)/USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 poll, receiving three votes following its third RMAC championship in four seasons.

Follow the Pack at nationals with live video, audio
[3/10/09] - Can't make it to Mankato, Minn. to cheer on your ThunderWolves? No problem! Follow the games like you were there with free streaming audio via AM-590 KCSJ out of Pueblo, or watch free streaming video, courtesy of the NCAA. Live stats will also be available.

CSU-Pueblo draws sixth-seed in Central Regionals
[3/9/09] - The CSU-Pueblo women's basketball team, fresh off its third Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title in four seasons, received a six-seed in the eight-team NCAA Division II Central Region tournament, which will take place in Mankato, Minn. March 13-16.

Women's Hoops National Tourney Central
[3/9/09] - Click here to keep up to date on the ThunderWolves as they make their third NCAA Division II National Tournament appearance in four seasons. Get information on tickets and viewing and listening to the Pack's games, as well as see exclusive videos, photos and blogs about Pack women's basketball.

Deja Vu - Pack takes third RMAC title in four seasons
[3/7/09] - CSU-Pueblo earned its third RMAC title in the past four seasons, outlasting Colorado School of Mines 62-42 in the RMAC Championship, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II National Tournament.

Pack stuns Fort Lewis - again - in RMAC Shootout
[3/6/09] - CSU-Pueblo claimed its fourth playoff win over Fort Lewis in as many seasons, handing the Skyhawks its largest loss of its 26-3 campaign, earning the 83-65 win, sending the Pack to the RMAC Championship game.

Espinoza earns all-RMAC selection
[3/4/09] - CSU-Pueblo sophomore point guard, Rachel Espinoza, was named first team all-RMAC West Division, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Wednesday.

Last second heroics sends Pack to RMAC Final Four
[3/3/09] - Three huge plays at the close of CSU-Pueblo's RMAC quarterfinal game vs. Metro State Tuesday secured a tight 57-54 win for the ThunderWolves.

Free tickets available for first 300 CSUP students
[3/2/09] - Free tickets to Tuesday night's RMAC quarterfinal women's basketball game between CSU-Pueblo and Metro State will be available to the first 300 CSU-Pueblo students who request them, CSU-Pueblo Athletics announced Monday. Free "Wolf Pack" T-shirts will also be made available to the first 70 students to request free tickets, part of Tuesday's "Red Out" in support of the ThunderWolves.

Record setting crowd watches Pack win
[2/28/09] - An all-time best crowd of 3,119 on "Senior Night" watched the ThunderWolves clinch a home playoff game with a 79-58 win over Mesa State at Massari Arena Saturday.

Strong defensive effort fuels ThunderWolves win
[2/27/09] - CSU-Pueblo exacted revenge for an earlier loss to Western State Friday, putting up one of its best defensive performances of the year as the ThunderWolves posted a 57-49 win over the Mountaineers.

ThunderWolves re-enter regional rankings
[2/19/09] - After getting shut out of the NCAA Division II Central Region women's basketball rankings in 2008-09, despite consistently boasting one of the top win totals in the RMAC, the Pack were recognized in the latest regional rankings released by the NCAA Wednesday.

Pack dies, then lives with the three vs. WNMU
[2/19/09] - The ThunderWolves relied on a 27-4 second half run to undo a cold first half shooting the three ball, earning a 69-50 win over Western New Mexico Thursday.

Pack survives scare from Highlands
[2/17/09] - There's always something risky about playing a winless team with nothing to lose, and CSU-Pueblo nearly found that out first hand, surviving a few threats by New Mexico Highlands in winning 73-67 Tuesday.

Ambuul, Espinoza dominant in win over Adams
[2/14/09] - Following Friday's disheartening loss at No. 2 Fort Lewis, the Pack needed a big night against Adams State Saturday to help right the ship. Thanks to Michelle Ambuul and Rachel Espinoza, the ThunderWolves got just that.

Second-ranked Fort Lewis dominates Pack
[2/13/09] - The ThunderWolves faced a tall order Friday, facing the second-ranked Fort Lewis Skyhawks in Durango. But the Skyhawks made that order even taller, playing like a team that should be ranked tops in the country, upending the ThunderWolves 89-55 Friday.

ThunderWolves continue rise with win over WNMU
[2/7/09] - A week ago, the ThunderWolves' seemed like they would be on the outside looking in the RMAC Playoff picture. But suddenly, after a 76-67 win over Western New Mexico Saturday night, the Pack's second straight win, CSU-Pueblo is on the fast track not only for a playoff spot, but perhaps hosting a first-round game in the RMAC playoffs.

CSU-Pueblo to honor Banks with Hall of Fame induction
[2/3/09] - Colorado State University – Pueblo will recognize former women’s basketball coach, Jessie Banks, a pioneer of women’s athletics at CSU-Pueblo, during halftime of CSU-Pueblo’s women’s basketball game vs. New Mexico Highlands University on Tues., Feb. 17. The game begins at 6 p.m.

Pack women find touch, knock off Highlands
[2/3/09] - Five ThunderWolves scored in double-figures as the Pack overcame early hiccups to record an 80-66 win over New Mexico Highlands Tuesday night.

Pack nearly keys win over No. 5 Fort Lewis
[1/31/09] - CSU-Pueblo has been one of the only teams in the conference to make a habit out of beating Fort Lewis, currently ranked fifth in the country, the past three seasons. Saturday, facing one of the highest-ranked teams a Pack team had ever faced in program history, CSU-Pueblo nearly added another "W" to their Fort Lewis docket.

Pack defense keys slim win over Grizzlies
[1/30/09] - Friday, CSU-Pueblo's defense kept them in a game they had no business being in. And at the end, defense is what won it for the ThunderWolves.

T-Wolves upended by young Western State team
[1/23/09] - Facing a Western State team that starts three freshmen, but has seemed to find lightning in a bottle in 2008-09, CSU-Pueblo became the latest victim of a team on the rise, losing 78-67 in Gunnison Friday.

ThunderWolves bounce back, defeat Mesa
[1/22/09] - The ThunderWolves survived a late surge by Mesa State Thursday night in Grand Junction, regrouping to come away with a 62-50 win over the Mavericks.

Regis continues to vex ThunderWolves
[1/17/09] - No matter the season, no matter how good or how bad either team seem to be, Regis always seems to get the best of CSU-Pueblo in women's basketball. Saturday, Regis, which hadn't lost to the ThunderWolves at Regis since 1991, continued their mastery of the Pack, winning 73-52.

Bartlett's big night keys Pack win over Metro
[1/16/09] - It was supposed to be an accepted truth that the ThunderWolves did not have an established post player. But Friday, behind sophomore Amanda Bartlett, who had a career night, dominating with inside-out play, the ThunderWolves established control early and earned the 63-54 win over Metro State.

Charities, Ambuul lift Pack over Mines
[1/10/09] - Over the course of a season, each successful team has a legitimate highlight moment. Saturday, Michelle Ambuul delivered that moment.

CCU overtakes ThunderWolves at Massari
[1/9/09] - The ThunderWolves were greeted by a determined Colorado Christian team Friday night, who claimed their first win over the ThunderWolves since 2000 with a 70-68 victory over the Pack.

Registration open for Loaf N' Jug Shootout
[1/6/09] - Loaf ‘N Jug and the Colorado State University-Pueblo Department of Athletics are proud to announce the dates of the 5th annual Loaf ‘N Jug Youth Shootout.

ThunderWolves fall to the Yellow Jackets
[1/3/09] - PUEBLO-Colo. (Jan. 3, 2009) The CSU- Pueblo women’s basketball team fought hard against the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets, but fell 62-48 at Massari Arena Saturday.

Jan. 3 is 'Buck Night' for CSU-Pueblo fans
[1/2/09] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo athletics department is pleased to announce January 3, 2009 as the annual “Buck Night” with the ThunderWolves. “Buck Night” means that all fans attending the games pay $1 for the general admission game ticket. Also, this year, “Buck Night” is also honored at the Massari Arena concession stand. Several food and drink items will only be $1 each.

UCCS stuns ThunderWolf women
[12/19/08] - The Mountain Lions stunned the ThunderWolves Friday, winning 77-67 and lifting UC-Colorado Springs to a nearly insurmountable lead in the Steel and Silver Series, the all-sports competition between the two universities.

Pack on verge of first ever national ranking
[12/16/08] - The ThunderWolves "received votes" in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll, the most recognition the team has received in the program's history.

Women extend streak, thrash Chadron
[12/13/08] - Michelle Ambuul (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) scored 19 points for the second night in a row and Rachel Espinoza (So., Pueblo, Colo.) chipped in 17 points and seven assists to lead the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves past the Chadron State Eagles 83-66. With the win, the women are now 8-1 overall, 2-0 in the RMAC and have equalled the longest winning streak in school history.

ThunderWolves ease past Lopers
[12/12/08] - Michelle Ambuul recovered her scoring touch and rang up 19 points to help lead the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves past the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 79-65 on Friday night, notching the team’s sixth straight win and making the team’s RMAC opener one to savor.

ThunderWolves heat up, get past Texas-Permian
[12/6/08] - For a while there, it looked like the ThunderWolves would be lucky to score, let alone come away with a win. After going 3-for-20 to start the game, and shooting 6-for-31 overall in the first half, the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves found enough second half offense to power their way past the University of Texas-Permian Basin Falcons on Saturday night by a score of 59-49, elevating the Pack to 2-0 in the 2008 Chuck Stephens Classic.

ThunderWolves race past Mustangs
[12/5/08] - Amanda Bartlett (So., Kiowa, Colo.) opened and closed for the ThunderWolves on Friday night. She scored the Pack’s first seven points en route to 19 points overall, and splashed in a 3-pointer with 36 seconds remaining in the game to finish off a convincing 74-55 win over the University of the Southwest Mustangs. The win raised the ThunderWolves record to 5-1.

Ambuul selected as RMAC Player of the Week
[12/1/08] - Fresh off of her career-high 32-point performance Saturday vs. Quincy, CSU-Pueblo senior Michelle Ambuul has been selected the RMAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the RMAC announced Monday.

Pack earns statement win over Quincy
[11/29/08] - Since coming aboard four years ago, Kip Drown has been searching for a statement game for his program. Saturday, he watched first-hand as his Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball team had that statement game. It came in the fictitious championship game of the Metro State Thanksgiving Classic at Auraria Events Center when the ThunderWolves clipped Quincy (Ill.) University 81-79.

Jewell keys Pack's win over Lewis
[11/28/08] - Caitlyn Jewell had scored a dozen points in three games this season. Friday in the first round of the Metro State Thanksgiving Classic at the Auraria Events Center, the junior from Colorado State University-Pueblo poured in 18 points to lead the ThunderWolves to a 61-56 victory over Lewis (Ill.) University.

Pack inks four during early signing period
[11/26/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s basketball team now has another thing to be thankful for – the end of their 2009 recruiting season, thanks to the signing of four recruits in the early signing period, fulfilling the program’s goals for the year from a recruiting standpoint.

ThunderWolves squeak past Cameron Aggies
[11/22/08] - For a while, it looked like no one would make a basket, much less make a game of it. Both the ThunderWolves and Aggies came out cold, clanging shot after shot off the rim in a game marred by 54 turnovers and hard-to-believe shooting percentages. It was the Aggies who proved to be the most ineffective on offense, going 0-for-12 from the floor before making a shot 12 minutes and 57 seconds into the game. CSU-Pueblo eventually got the best of the Aggies by a score of 56-48, but it was a fortuitous result at best.

T-Wolves slip past Bearcats
[11/21/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s basketball team overcame a slow start and rough shooting performance to record a 66-58 victory over the Willamette (OR) University Bearcats on Friday night. Michelle Ambul (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) led the Pack with 21 points and nine rebounds, and Kip Drown’s team dug in all evening on defense to deny a pesky Willamette squad.

ThunderWolves find hot MSU-Billings team
[11/15/08] - CSU-Pueblo planned on starting the 2008-09 season with a bang in their opener at Montana State-Billings Saturday, but the ThunderWolves encountered an incredibly hot team in the homestanding YellowJackets, falling 91-81.

Pack works out the kinks in exhibition with UNC
[11/7/08] - The ThunderWolves women's basketball team took a first step toward the defense of their RMAC title Friday with a encouraging, however losing effort against Division I Northern Colorado, dropping the game 70-53.

Pack women 'receive votes' in preseason national poll
[11/5/08] - The CSU-Pueblo women's basketball team "received votes" in the USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Division II Women's Basketball poll, one of just three RMAC schools listed on the preseason poll.

RMAC coaches pick Pack to finish third in conference
[9/25/08] - Fresh off the best season in school history, the CSU-Pueblo women's basketball team have cited 2008-09 as the season that they not only establish themselves as the elite team in the RMAC, but in their region, as well. The RMAC coaches, however, who voted in the RMAC's preseason women's basketball poll, released Thursday, told the ThunderWolves "not so fast."

Women's basketball team meets with Alaskan governor
[8/1/08] - Members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion women's basketball team, the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves, scored a meeting with Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin, on a trip to the Land of the Midnight Sun this week.

Pack women’s hoops lands transfer from Texas State
[7/31/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s basketball team has signed Texas State University transfer, Shandryn Trumble (Green River HS, Green River, Wyo.), for the 2008-09 season, coach Kip Drown announced Thursday.

2007-08

Pack women’s hoops team signs three for 2008-09
[6/10/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s basketball team has added three signees as the ThunderWolves look to defend their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title in 2008-09. The Pack’s class consists of two Colorado prep athletes and a junior college transfer from California.

ThunderWolves fall 66-55 to South Dakota
[3/14/08] - Two top-seeds, two losses at the North Central Regional Friday in Vermillion, S.D. Can the ThunderWolves make it three against tourney host, South Dakota?

ThunderWolves fall 66-55 to South Dakota
[3/14/08] - There was no shortage of confidence on the ThunderWolves team all week long as they prepared for top-seed South Dakota in the NCAA Division II national tournament Friday. Unfortunately for the Pack, they didn't know how to react when that confidence plummeted.

Black voted Athlete of the Week for Mar. 13, 2008
[3/13/08] - Women's Basketball player Lindsay Black has been selected as the CSU-Pueblo Athlete of the Week, according to the visitors of GoThunderWolves.com.

Buffalo Wild Wings to air webcast of basketball game
[3/13/08] - Colorado State University-Pueblo basketball fans can cheer on the ThunderWolves as they take on the University of South Dakota in the opening round of the NCAA II Women’s Basketball Championships thanks to a web broadcast of the game at Buffalo Wild Wings (5821 N. Elizabeth) this Friday, March 14, at 5 p.m. (MST).

Get an inside look at the ThunderWolves' tourney run
[3/13/08] - For the second time in school history, the ThunderWolves women's basketball team is in the big dance, getting ready to face the University of South Dakota Friday night in Vermillion, S.D. Can't stand that your beloved Pack is so far away? Get updates here at GoThunderWolves.com!

Pack to face top-seed South Dakota in DII tourney
[3/9/08] - The ThunderWolves have drawn the eighth and lowest seed in the North Central region, pitting them against the one-seed University of South Dakota, the regional host for the NCAA Division II national tournament, the NCAA announced Sunday night.

Black named RMAC Shootout MVP
[3/8/08] - Senior Lindsay Black was named the RMAC Shootout MVP Saturday, capping a 17-point, 9-rebound performance in the championship game against Kearney.

Pack claws way to RMAC title game
[3/7/08] - The third time continued to be the charm for the ThunderWolves as the Pack claimed a 70-68 overtime win over Fort Lewis in the RMAC Semifinal Friday.

Pack women overcome odds to reach semis
[3/4/08] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball team overcame long odds to keep its season alive in the annual Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout postseason tournament.

Third time's a charm for Pack against Mesa State
[2/29/08] - The ThunderWolves marched into Grand Junction and got a win over Mesa State for the first time this season, upending the Mavericks 73-65 and advancing to the RMAC Semis in Pueblo next week.

Black recognized as RMAC Defensive Player of the Year
[2/27/08] - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has announced that CSU-Pueblo senior Lindsay Black has been recognized as the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Pack women enter quarterfinals of RMAC Shootout
[2/26/08] - CSU-Pueblo travels to Grand Junction on Friday to take on Mesa State in eight-team postseason tournament.

Massari opening-night crowd best of season in RMAC
[2/23/08] - Friday, Massari Arena was rockin', and a lot of people came-a-knockin'.

Seniors go out in style with in over Mustangs
[2/23/08] - CSU-Pueblo coach Kip Drown showed Saturday that he is not only a good coach, but he's a master of showmanship.

CSU-Pueblo to celebrate return to Massari Arena in a big way
[2/22/08] - There's more than just basketball taking place on Feb. 22 and 23 at Massari Arena on the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus. A variety of events will take place during the weekend that will guarantee fun for the entire family, all while supporting ThunderWolves athletics.

ThunderWolves welcome back Massari in style
[2/22/08] - There is nothing like re-opening your home court with a 43 point victory. That is what the Thunderwolves did to break-in the newly renovated Massari Arena. CSU-Pueblo stomped the Cowgirls of New Mexico Highlands 91-48 on Friday night.

8th Ranked Fort Lewis too much for Thunderwolves
[2/16/08] - The 8th-ranked Fort Lewis Skyhawks were too much to handle for the Thunderwolves as they lost their second game in two nights with a final score of 71-55.

ThunderWolves suffer drubbing at hands of Mesa State
[2/15/08] - The ThunderWolves were unable to keep up with the Mavericks of Mesa State Friday, losing by 34 points, 96-62.

ThunderWolves stay several steps ahead of Western State
[2/9/08] - A late Western State charge was not enough to derail the ThunderWolves, who held control for most of the game and picked up a big 53-50 road win over the Mountaineers Saturday.

Pack reclaims their shooting, score sweep of Adams
[2/5/08] - The ThunderWolves' last two games, both losses, were typified by a cold shooting and a collective loss of concentration on fundamentals.

Pack's shooting woes continue in loss to Mesa
[2/2/08] - Just a week ago, it seemed unimaginable that ThunderWolves head coach, Kip Drown, would take the coaching approach of "throwing everything on the wall and seeing what sticks."

ThunderWolves lose hold against No. 11 Fort Lewis
[2/1/08] - The ThunderWolves thought they had the right mindset entering Friday's game with 11th-ranked Fort Lewis. The Pack had a good track record against the Skyhawks, having won the last five meetings, but the Skyhawks circled the wagons like a championship team as they downed the Pack 63-54.

Pack hoops squads up to the challenge of facing Fort Lewis
[1/31/08] - Lesser teams may shiver at the prospect of the 11th-ranked team in the country coming to town to make perhaps another conquest. The ThunderWolves women's basketball team, though, is viewing the visit of 18-1 conference foe Fort Lewis as a golden opportunity.

Childress, Staggs sweep RMAC Player of the Week honors for ThunderWolves
[1/28/08] - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has announced that ThunderWolves' basketball players, Chris Childress and Sarah Staggs, have been named the RMAC Western Division players of the week.

Pack sloughs off late charge by Western to claim sixth straight
[1/24/08] - All it took was a little patience. The ThunderWolves did what they've done a lot lately, weathered the storm in a calm manner before coiling and striking.

Six ThunderWolves named to RMAC Academic Honor Roll
[1/23/08] - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has announced that six CSU-Pueblo women's basketball players have been named to the RMAC Women's Basketball Academic Honor Roll.

ThunderWolves' "D" takes over, turns in win over Adams
[1/22/08] - It really was quite impressive that the ThunderWolves held the lead after the first half of their game with Adams State Tuesday.

ThunderWolves put up a c-spot against Highlands
[1/19/08] - ThunderWolves' head women's basketball coach, Kip Drown, made a point to coach up his players for Saturday's game against New Mexico Highlands, a team that had only earned its first win of the season Thursday. He was scared that his team might sleepwalk against the 1-12 Cowgirls.

Defensive flurry enables Pack win over Western New Mexico
[1/17/08] - For a few scant minutes, the Pack nearly became the first victim of the winless Western New Mexico Mustangs. But the thing that defines the ThunderWolves women's basketball team more than anything - defense - took over and allowed the Pack to run away, resulting in 77-55 victory Thursday night.

Hot first half leads Pack to win over Mines
[1/10/08] - Pack coach Kip Drown was trying something. After keeping a firm lineup for most of the season, the ThunderWolves' coach did some tinkering for Thursday's game against Mines, with Michelle Ambuul and Kaylon Miller getting into the starting lineup to shore up the perimiter game.

Black named RMAC Player of the Week
[1/7/08] - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has announced that Lindsay Black has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Western Division Player of the Week.

Pack outlasts Chadron with 68-63 win
[1/5/08] - Following Thursday's frustrating loss to Nebraska-Kearney, the Pack came into Saturday night's game with Chadron State ripe for the picking. Chadron was a team on the rise that had played well lately, going 2-3 in league play against stiff competition, looking to knock down the ThunderWolves on a hangover.

Late comeback stuns ThunderWolves against Kearney
[1/3/08] - With five minutes remaining in the ThunderWolves' game against Nebraska-Kearney, it was all but over. The ThunderWolves held a 13-point lead, 67-54, and cruise control took over.

ThunderWolves re-discover three ball, take down Newman 67-55
[12/18/07] - After two absolutely dismal nights shooting the three, going only 8-for-40 from behind the arc in two previous games, both losses, the ThunderWolves improved to a 7-for-17 clip, helping the Pack to defeat Newman 67-55 at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Tuesday.

T-Wolves’ defender expands game
[12/18/07] - Junior Jonnie Draper is now more an offensive threat.

Foul-shooting allows UN-Omaha to topple CSU-Pueblo
[12/17/07] - A 29-for-36 performance from the charity stripe combined with the ThunderWolves' second consecutive game shooting less than 40 percent from the floor helped to do in CSU-Pueblo, falling 75-66 to Nebraska-Omaha Monday.

Hot second-half start seals win for Metro over ThunderWolves
[12/15/07] - It isn't often that one five minute snippet in the middle of a basketball game end up being the different between a win or a loss, but Metro State's stellar beginning to the second half allowed a close game to become a bit of a runaway as the ThunderWolves fell 61-51 to the Roadrunners Saturday night.

Ball hawk defense turns in victory for Pack
[12/13/07] - The ThunderWolves relied on a season high 16 steals and a double-digit scoring night from four players to snag a 70-58 victory over Colorado Christian Thursday night.

Pack needs weekend wins to re-assert itself as conference power
[12/12/07] - Having high expectations hasn't been an issue for the ThunderWolves' women's basketball team this season. If possible, the ThunderWolves, which were picked to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Western Division for the second straight season and improve upon last season's 17-10 mark, had even higher expectations for itself.

Pack takes down UCCS 68-52
[12/8/07] - A strong beginning to the second half helped to negate a poor shooting performance in the first half, setting the stage for the ThunderWolves' 68-52 victory over UC-Colorado Springs Saturday night.

Late surge is too little, too late for Pack in conference opener with Regis
[12/7/07] - The Pack nearly busted one out on a Regis team asleep at the wheel, trimming the Rangers' 18-point second half lead down to eight in the waning minutes of the game Friday.

Slick-shooting Augustana outlasts Pack
[12/1/07] - Number-19 Augustana lived up to its ranking Saturday night, shooting 59 percent from the field and getting a second consecutive double-double from Ashley Holiday to get an 87-78 win, handing the Pack its first loss of the season.

Pack gets to 5-0 with win over Hilo
[11/30/07] - It might not have been the prettiest performance in the world, but the scoreboard didn't know the difference, as the ThunderWolves were able to get a 72-49 win over Hawaii-Hilo despite only shooting 35 percent from the field.

Pack women have own lingo
[11/28/07] - CSU-Pueblo women's coach Kip Drown has installed a detailed communication system.

Dakota Ridge's Branting signs with CSU-Pueblo
[11/27/07] - The CSU-Pueblo women's basketball team, off to a 4-0 start this season, got more great news when it signed one of the top prep basketball standouts in the state, Dakota Ridge's Jenelle Branting.

Pack solidifies 4-0 start with win over Eastern New Mexico
[11/24/07] - When a basketball team can have a new player step up every night and lead, it bodes well for you.

Big second half clinches season's third win for Pack women
[11/23/07] - Things were going ugly for the ThunderWolves in the first half of Friday's opener in the Metro State Thanksgiving Classic against St. Edward's. The Pack was only shooting only 25 percent from the floor and trailing 25-24.

Rehfeld sparks a hot second half in Pack's win over Grand Canyon
[11/17/07] - The ThunderWolves seemed doomed for a night of inconsistency if you paid attention to the first half of their game with Grand Canyon Saturday night at the Al Kaly Classic.

Pack stages 2nd half comeback to defeat Bemidji State
[11/16/07] - The ThunderWolves managed to stay several steps ahead of Bemidji State in the opening game of the Al Kaly Classic Friday, riding 19 points by senior Lindsay Black to a slim 74-67 victory.

ThunderWolves’ tune-up stalls against Wyoming
[11/7/07] - LARAMIE, Wyo. – Putting up a fight against the defending Division I NIT Champions is a tall order for a Division II program, even a good Division II program like CSU-Pueblo. In the ThunderWolves’ final exhibition match of the season, they fell victim to a very fast start by the Cowgirls, trailing 16-0 before scoring their first points and setting the tone for a 64-33 loss Wednesday night.

Second half not kind to Pack in 58-42 exhibition loss
[11/3/07] - FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Despite only trailing 29-26 at the break, turnovers and poor shooting doomed the ThunderWolves' chances in a 58-42 exhibition loss to Colorado State Saturday.

ThunderWolves fall short of DU in exhibition hoops opener
[11/1/07] - DENVER, Colo. – The ThunderWolves looked to work out all the early-season kinks in a road exhibition matchup with Division I Denver University Thursday, falling 58-43 to the Pioneers.

CSU-Pueblo Names Haywood Top Assistant
[6/21/07] - The Colorado State University-Pueblo athletic department has announced that former Pack player Leslie Haywood has been hired as the new assistant women’s basketball coach.

Pack Inks Second Hoopster
[5/7/07] - PUEBLO, Colo. – Colorado State University-Pueblo head coach Kip Drown announced the second signee of his 2007 recruiting class, Monday. Amanda Bartlett, a standout forward at Kiowa HS, joins Pueblo Central’s Rachel Espinoza in the Fall 2007 freshman class.

ThunderWolves picked to finish first by RMAC coaches
[] - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves received high compliments from the coaches of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, picked to finish first in the RMAC's West Division, according to the RMAC Coaches' Preseason Poll released today.