COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 30, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletics finished fifth in the 2017-18 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Sports Cup standings. The ThunderWolves collected 733 points just 82 points away from second place.
The RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup is awarded to the institution that accumulates the most points over the year based on its teams' outcome in the RMAC's four core sports, along with six wild card sports. The four core sports are football or men's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball, while the six wild card sports consist of three men's sports and three women's sports, which are designated by that institution's best finish in those 19 non-core sports (23 total RMAC sports).
Total RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup points are calculated based on how the teams finish in the RMAC regular season standings. In the scenario where teams do not have regular season standings, conference championship results are used. If there is a tie, points are combined and divided by the number of teams involved in the tie. Point fractions were rounded up if above .5.
The Pack earned the maximum 100 points in women's basketball. CSU-Pueblo swept the RMAC Regular Season Championship and RMAC Tournament Championship in Head Coach Curtis Loyd's first season.
John Wristen guided the Pack Football team to its sixth RMAC Championship in seven years and a NCAA Tournament appearance. This rewarded CSU-Pueblo with 95.5 points in the All-Sports standings.
CSU-Pueblo earned second place points in both women's golf and wrestling. Dax Charles' wrestling team earned 89 points for the Pack. Josh Koschke and Rick Ewing's Pack Women's Golf Team brought in 87.5 points for their second place finish.
Matt Morris led Men's Cross Country and Men's Track & Field to third place points. The Men's Cross Country team collected 81 points, while Men's Track & Field brought home 83 points for the Pack.
Pack Women's Soccer claimed 77 points for their fourth place finish. Sierra Cardenas' team also advanced to the RMAC Tournament Championship game.
The Pack also scored 61 points in women's cross country. They took seventh place.
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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.