ThunderWolves meet Lopers and Bears in final meet before RMAC Championships

ThunderWolves meet Lopers and Bears in final meet before RMAC Championships

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 26, 2017)   Colorado State Pueblo Swimming & Diving will compete in its final dual meets of the season when they square off with University of Nebraska-Kearney and University of Northern Colorado in a pair of duals Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m.

This weekend's meet will have all three teams competing at the same time. However, the meet will be scored as a duo of dual meets between the three teams.

April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas) comes into the weekend on a roll. She earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week honors Wednesday thanks to a pair of wins at last week's Colorado College Classic.

McDonough took first in the 500 free with a time of 5:29.14. The Pack's captain continued to excel in the distance events with a win in 1650 swim in a time of 18:54.86. She now has a team-high 11 individual wins this season, including five wins in her last two meets.

Just one meet removed from her own RMAC Swimmer of the Week, freshman Phoebe Pontious (Caledonia, Mich.) looks to return to the winners circle. Pontious posted three top-10 finishes at the Colorado College Classic.

Arianna Rohde (Anchorage, Alaska) will look to continue her solid sophomore campaign this weekend. Rohde qualified for the finals in each of her four events at the Colorado College Classic. She has six wins and nine second place finishes in 2016-17.

Diver Stefany Busch (So., Carlsbad, Calif.) has also built momentum in the 2016-17 season. Busch took second place in the three meter dive at the Colorado College Classic with 354.75 points. Busch now has four wins in 2016-17 and five top -5 finishes.

Jade Irick (So., Idaho Falls, Idaho) recorded three top 10 finishes at the Colorado College Classic. Irick's best finish came in the 200 fly where she posted a time of 2:25.20.

This weekend's tri-meet will be the Pack's final tune up before the RMAC Championships. The ThunderWolves will begin competition in the RMAC Championships Feb. 8-11.

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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