CSU-Pueblo Women's Basketball Headlines

2009-10

  • Class of 2010 rounded out with addition of Fox
    May 17, 2010
    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
    April 15, 2010
    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
    March 30, 2010
    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
    March 30, 2010
    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
    March 13, 2010
    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
    March 12, 2010
    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
    March 11, 2010
    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
    March 10, 2010
    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?
    March 08, 2010
    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
    March 07, 2010
    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
    March 06, 2010
    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
    March 05, 2010
    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
    March 03, 2010
    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
    March 02, 2010
    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
    March 01, 2010
    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
    February 27, 2010
    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
    February 26, 2010
    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
    February 20, 2010
    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
    February 16, 2010
    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
    February 13, 2010
    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
    February 12, 2010
    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
    February 08, 2010
    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
    February 04, 2010
    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
    February 02, 2010
    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
    January 30, 2010
    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
    January 29, 2010
    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
    January 25, 2010
    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
    January 23, 2010
    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
    January 22, 2010
    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.
    January 16, 2010
    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.
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2008-09

  • Rehfeld, Espinoza named CSU-P athletes of the year
    April 23, 2009
    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
    March 13, 2009
    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
    March 12, 2009
    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
    March 10, 2009
    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
    March 10, 2009
    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
    March 09, 2009
    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
    March 09, 2009
    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
    March 07, 2009
    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
    March 06, 2009
    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
    March 04, 2009
    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
    March 03, 2009
    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
    March 02, 2009
    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
    February 28, 2009
    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
    February 27, 2009
    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
    February 19, 2009
    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
    February 19, 2009
    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
    February 17, 2009
    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
    February 14, 2009
    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
    February 13, 2009
    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
    February 07, 2009
    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
    February 03, 2009
    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
    February 03, 2009
    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
    January 31, 2009
    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
    January 30, 2009
    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
    January 23, 2009
    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
    January 22, 2009
    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
    January 17, 2009
    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
    January 16, 2009
    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
    January 10, 2009
    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
    January 09, 2009
    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.
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2007-08

  • Pack women’s hoops team signs three for 2008-09
    June 10, 2008
    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
    March 14, 2008
    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
    March 14, 2008
    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
    March 13, 2008
    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
    March 13, 2008
    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
    March 13, 2008
    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
    March 09, 2008
    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
    March 08, 2008
    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
    March 07, 2008
    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
    March 04, 2008
    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
    February 29, 2008
    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
    February 27, 2008
    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
    February 26, 2008
    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
    February 23, 2008
    Friday, Massari Arena was rockin', and a lot of people came-a-knockin'.
  • Seniors go out in style with in over Mustangs
    February 23, 2008
    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
    February 22, 2008
    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
    February 22, 2008
    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
    February 16, 2008
    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
    February 15, 2008
    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
    February 09, 2008
    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
    February 05, 2008
    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
    February 02, 2008
    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
    February 01, 2008
    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
    January 31, 2008
    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
    January 28, 2008
    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
    January 24, 2008
    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
    January 23, 2008
    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
    January 22, 2008
    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
    January 19, 2008
    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
    January 17, 2008
    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.
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