PUEBLO, Colo. (February 21, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo's Arianna Rohde (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska) and Josh Smith (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) have been named Pack Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Mobile Record Shredders.
Rohde swam a record breaking time of 57.91 in the 100 fly prelims to qualify for the B finals. Her time broke Magda Contreras Gomez's school record of 58.01 set two years ago at the RMAC Championships. Rohde placed 11th in the finals with a time of 58.80 to score five points for the Pack.
In addition to her individual performance, Rohde helped the Pack's 400 medley relay team to a seventh place finish.
Rohde swam the second fastest 200 back time in school history with a time of 2:09.85. She finished 14th to claim three points for the Pack.
Rohde finished as the Pack's top point scorer with 20 individual points.
On the men's side, Smith scored a career high 26 points, backed by a career-best seven 3-pointers, to surpass 1,000 points in his career in a 100-78 victory at Colorado Christian.
Smith knocked down his sixth 3-pointer of the evening early in the second half to become the 23rd member of the ThunderWolves men's basketball program to reach the milestone. He is the second student-athlete to reach the fete this season, as fellow senior Will Newman (Hawthorne, Calif.) achieved the honor before the holiday break.
With the seven 3-pointers, Smith now has 240 career buckets from beyond the arc to rank fourth all-time at CSU-Pueblo.
CSU-Pueblo Swim & Dive set three school records at the RMAC Championships. The Pack had 12 times that rank in the top five in school history.
The Pack hoops team still has a path to the postseason, but will need two victories to have a chance. CSU-Pueblo will also need either University of Colorado Colorado Springs or New Mexico Highlands University to lose both its contests next week.
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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.
Past Pack Athletes of the Week
Feb. 14 - Miriam Roberts/Ambrose Romero
Feb. 7 - Katie Cunningham/Cody Johnson
Jan. 31 - Gillian Maness/PT Garcia
Jan. 24 - Jennah Knafelc/Will Newman
Jan. 18 - Hannah Plummer/Kyle Fantin
Jan. 10 - Tuileisu Anderson/JaCobi Jones
Dec. 20 - Taylor Long/Will Newman
Dec. 13 - Angelique Urenda/Thomas Staines
Dec. 6 - Arianna Rohde/Ron Sweeten
Nov. 29 - Katie Cunningham/Mika Nuolivirta
Nov. 22 – Katie Jones/Alec Choury
Nov. 15 – Misha McDowell/BJ Hardy
Nov. 8 – Alexa Eastep/Marcelo Laguera
Nov. 2 - Mackenzie Bean/Emery Taylor
Oct. 19 - Phoebe Pontious/Protus Babaya
Oct. 11 - Melissa Nichols/Neil Tillman
Oct. 4 - Gillian Maness/Tanner Cuda
Sept. 27 - Danelle Dondelinger/Connor Marth
Sept. 20 - Courtney Ewing/Brandon Payer
Sept. 13 - Miriam Roberts/Marcelo Laguera
Sept. 6 - Mackenzie Bean/Fraser Hughes