Sannes and Mitchell named Pack Athletes of the Week presented by Mobile Record Shredders

Sannes and Mitchell named Pack Athletes of the Week presented by Mobile Record Shredders

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.

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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