COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 30, 2017) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its All-Academic team for swimming & diving Thursday and Colorado State University-Pueblo swimmers Abbey Cira, Arianna Rohde, and Taylor Wertz all earned a spot on the RMAC's Academic Honor Roll.
The RMAC's All-Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who hold a 3.3 GPA or higher and have completed two or more semesters at their current institution. With three student-athletes on the honor roll CSU-Pueblo Swimming matched its total from last season.
Cira (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.)earned her third RMAC Honor Roll recognition. A dual sport athlete, Cira now has two swimming recognitions and one for women's lacrosse. Cira holds a 3.44 GPA in psychology at CSU-Pueblo. During the 2016-17 season, Cira was a personal record machine, improving her personal best 12 times during the season in four events.
Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska) receives her first RMAC All-Academic accolade. She currently leads the Pack with a 3.91 GPA as she pursues her degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in bio chemistry.
In her second season with the Pack, Rohde became one of the team's most successful swimmers. Rohde earned eight individual wins this season, second most on the team. At the RMAC Championships Rohde placed 10th in the 200 yard backstroke with the second fastest time in school history, 2:10.06.
Wertz (Jr., Lamar, Colo.) also claimed her third RMAC Academic honor roll recognition. Like Cira, Wertz also has two academic honors from the pool and one from the lacrosse field. She owns a 3.63 GPA while majoring in exercise science human performance with an emphasis in K-12 education.
As a team captain, Wertz helped the Pack score points in relays all season long. Joined by Rohde, April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas) and Phoebe Pontious (Fr., Caldeonia, Mich.) helped the Pack set school records in the 400 free relay in a time of 3:43.29 at the RMAC Championships.
In the 2016-17 season, the Pack went 2-6 in duals as a team. They placed sixth at the RMAC Championships.
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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.