COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 26, 2018) – Seven student-athletes from the Colorado State University- Women's Lacrosse team earned a spot on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's All-Academic Honor Roll.
Allie Butler, Taylor Christensen, Abbey Cira, Sami LaBella, Rachael Welzin, Taylor Wertz, and Allison Wurscher all have GPAs above a 3.3 and have completed two semesters at CSU-Pueblo. The Pack has had at least seven student-athletes earn a spot on the RMAC's All-Academic Honor Roll in each of the last three seasons.
Butler (Jr., Mission Viejo, Calif.) owns a 3.76 GPA while majoring in mass communications. She claims a spot on the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll in her first season of eligibility. Butler has three goals and five points in nine games.
Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) claimed a spot on the All-Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive season. The co-captain has a career-high 38 points in 2018. Christensen ranks sixth in the RMAC with 3.31. The Midfielder is just two points away from 100 for her career. She has 72 goals and 26 assists. Christensen ranks second on the Pack with 27 goals. Academically, Christensen has a 3.39 GPA while majoring in exercise science human performance and recreation with an emphasis in teacher prep K-12.
Cira (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) earns a spot on the All-Academic Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive semester. A two-sport athlete, Cira has been on the RMAC's All-Academic Honor Roll in both lacrosse and swimming & diving. She has maintained a 3.50 GPA as she nears a degree in psychology. Cira has appeared in four games this season for the Pack.
LaBella (Jr., Pleasanton, Calif.) leads the Pack with a 3.89 GPA while majoring in engineering. On the field, LaBella has averaged 1.69 ground balls per game this season. She also has 1.15 caused turnovers per game. LaBella's 15 caused turnovers have matched a career high. She has earned a spot on the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll for the second time.
Welzin (Sr., Farmington, Minn.) has achieved a 3.62 GPA as she nears her degree in exercise science human performance and recreation with an emphasis in teacher prep K-12. She received a spot on the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season.
On the field, Welzin has set a school record with 38 caused turnovers. Her 2.92 caused turnovers per game rank second in the RMAC. Welzin ranks fifth in D-II in caused turnovers per game. The co-captain's 3.69 ground balls per game place her fifth in the RMAC and 19th in D-II.
Wertz (Sr., Lamar, Colo.) holds a 3.68 GPA while majoring in exercise science human performance and recreation with an emphasis in teacher prep k-12. Like Cira, Wertz has achieved a spot on the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll for six consecutive semesters, having earned this honor in both swimming & diving and lacrosse. Wertz has played in 11 games, making four starts. She has 10 ground balls and six caused turnovers this season.
Wurscher (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) owns a 3.84 GPA. She is a nursing major. Wurscher became the first Pack player to reach 50 career assists. She has a team-best 15 helpers this season. Starting every game at attack, Wurscher has scored 10 goals this season. Wurscher has earned a spot on the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive season.
These seven student-athletes will all take the field Friday at 7 p.m. when the Pack plays University of Colorado Colorado Springs. This game between the Pack and Mountain Lions will also be the first Senior Day celebration in program history.
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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