Dettman, Jensen, Matthews honored as RMAC All-Academic First Team; Megilligan honor roll

Dettman, Jensen, Matthews honored as RMAC All-Academic First Team; Megilligan honor roll

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 25, 2018) - Three members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's team were recognized as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic First Team, as the league office announced the yearly academic awards Tuesday. A fourth student-athlete gathered honor roll recognition.

Named to the first team were seniors Acacia Dettman (Perris, Calif.) and Kristin Jensen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and junior Nia Matthews (Houston, Texas). Sophomore Sarah Megilligan (Pueblo West, Colo.) was named to the honor roll team. 

The award winners, along with the other First Team All-Academic members, were voted on by the conference's sports information directors. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must carry a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and must have been an active student at the institution for at least two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters.
 
All student-athletes that meet those requirements, but were not voted First Team, automatically qualify for Honor Roll.

The ThunderWolves finished the regular season with a 4-21 overall record and a 2-4 mark in RMAC play. The Pack were the No. 3 seed in the RMAC Tournament, but fell to No. 2 seed Colorado Mesa University by the score of 5-3. 

ACADEMIC BIOS

FIRST TEAM

DETTMAN

GPA: 3.91
Chemistry

RMAC All-Academic First Team ... Dettman finished with a 7-15 overall record in singles play with a 3-2 mark in RMAC matches ... Had a 5-9 record at No. 3, which included winning her final collegiate match at the RMAC Tournament ... Had a win at No. 2 singles ... Totaled seven doubles victories (7-20) and played the spring season at the No. 1 spot with a three wins ... Added a win at No. 2 and two victories at No. 3.

JENSEN

GPA: 3.80
EXHPR (General Exercise Science)

Academic All-RMAC First Team ... All-RMAC Honorable Mention Single and Doubles ... Two-time Academic All-RMAC Honor Roll recipient ... Led the team in singles victories this season with a 7-18 record, which included a 3-3 RMAC record ... Played all the spots from No. 3-6 and finished with a 3-2 record at No. 6 and a 3-10 mark at No. 5 ... Capped the season with a 7-20 record in doubles play, which included a 2-4 RMAC record ... Totaled six wins at No. 3 doubles.

MATTHEWS

GPA: 4.00
Computer Information Systems

RMAC Academic All-RMAC First Team ... All-RMAC First Team Singles ... All-RMAC Second Team Doubles ... Matthews finished with a 6-21 record in singles play, which included a 2-4 mark in RMAC play ... Was 4-8 at No. 2 singles and had a pair of wins at the No. 1 spot ... Her nine wins in doubles play was second best on the squad ... Paired with Kali Hamilton, the two were 9-14 overall with a 3-3 mark in RMAC play.

MEGILLIGAN

GPA: 3.85
Mass Communications (Integrated Communication)

RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll ... Totaled three singles victories this season with wins at No. 3 and No. 4 ... In doubles competition, the sophomore recorded eight victories (8-19) and a 2-4 record against RMAC competition ... Compiled a 6-11 record this spring season at No. 3 with senior Kristin Jensen and earned All-RMAC Honorable Mention doubles.

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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.