PUEBLO, Colo. (January 19, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo's Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) and Jacob Mitchell (R-Jr., Portland, Ore.) have been named Pack Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Mobile Record Shredders.
Sannes of the women's swimming and diving team dominated the competition as she guided the Pack to a team victory at the Colorado College Classic Jan. 16-17. Sannes won four events over the two-day meet. She contributed 80 points individually and also helped CSU-Pueblo to first place in the 200 freestyle relay.
Sannes went undefeated at the meet, as the sophomore began her weekend with a win in the 200 IM with a time of 2:16.64. Sannes also touched the wall first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:24.62. She returned on day two to claim first place in both the 400 IM (4:53.77) and the 1650 swim (18:31.10). Sannes beat her closest competition in the mile by almost a minute.
Sannes was also named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week, Tuesday.
Mitchell from the Pack wrestling team posted a perfect 3-0 record with three pins at the Midwest Duals in Kearney, Nebraska Saturday. He entered the weekend ranked No. 4 nationally and is now 5-0 (five falls) this season.
Mitchell posted two first-period pins at 1:51 and :50, while going his longest of the season against Minot State University's heavyweight, as he won in the second period at 4:19. His first victory came against Luke Peterson of the Lopers, who ranked No. 6 in the region (Mitchell is No. 1) and his last victory was against MSU's Mitchell Eull, who sits No. 6 in Super Region Three.
The women's swimming and diving team will next compete in Kearney Jan. 29-30, while the ThunderWolves wrestling team will host Chadron State College Jan. 20 in a RMAC dual beginning at 7 p.m.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics