COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 25, 2018) – Danny Honorof of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball team earned First Team Academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in the RMAC's annual academic release Wednesday.
Five Pack players also claimed a spot on the RMAC's All-Academic Honor Roll. They are Cole Daniluk, Jorge Duarte, Jason Lighthall, Morgan Smith and Mason Telander. This matches their total from last season.
Honorof (Sr., Riverside. Calif.) holds a 3.49 GPA while majoring in Business Management in CSU-Pueblo's Hasan School of Business. On the field, Honorof has become the Pack's Friday night starter.
The lefty ranks third among RMAC starters with a 3.43 ERA. Honorof is 3-2 in 14 appearances. He has made six starts. Through his six starts, Honorof's 17 earned runs are the lowest allowed in the conference.
The senior has struck out 33 batters this season. He has walked just 12 batters this season, the second-lowest amount allowed by a RMAC starter.
Honorof was named RMAC Pitcher of the Week and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Regional Pitcher of the Week April 10 and April 11 respectively. Honorof earned that honor with seven innings of one-run, one-hit ball against Adams State University. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of that shutout win over the Grizzlies.
Daniluk (R-So., Colorado Springs, Colo.)has achieved a 3.30 GPA. He is majoring in Exercise Science Human Performance and Recreation with an emphasis in strength and conditioning. Daniluk has appeared in two games this season.
Duarte has recorded a 3.36 while majoring in Foreign Language-Spanish. The Pack's leadoff hitter has batted .305 in 2018. In 34 games this season, Duarte has scored 17 runs and hit seven doubles and a triple. He has driven in 16 runs, including a pair of game winners against New Mexico Highlands University.
Lighthall (Sr., Littleton, Colo.) ranks fifth among RMAC starters with a 3.97 ERA. He stands 2-2 overall. The righty leads the Pack with 56.2 innings pitched. Lighthall has struck out 36 batters and issued just 15 walks.
Like Honorof, Lighthall earned RMAC Pitcher of the Week honors this season. He earned the honor Feb. 27 after a complete game victory against the No. 10 Angelo State University.
Smith (R-So., Aurora, Colo.) earns a spot on the RMAC Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive baseball season. A two-sport athlete, Smith has earned this honor in football as well. On the baseball diamond, Smith has scored three runs this season and drove in one run.
Telander (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) leads the Pack in the classroom with a 3.89 GPA. The outfielder has hit .250 in 20 at bats this season. He has a .375 on base percentage. Telander has four RBIs on the season.
These six Pack players along with the rest of the ThunderWolves will head to University of Colorado Colorado Springs for a four-game series. The Pack's last road series of the season starts Friday at 2 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