COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 8, 2018) – Tanner Fuhrmann and Dakota Popham earned Second Team All- Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors Tuesday. Mason Krueger and Gilbert Sauceda each received Honorable Mention All-RMAC accolades in the conference's annual awards release.
For all four players, Tuesday's selection was their first All-RMAC nod. The four All-RMAC student-athletes are the Pack's most since 2016.
After beginning the season on the bench, Fuhrmann (Sr., Flagstaff, Ariz.) earned a staring spot in March and has been a fixture in the Pack's lineup ever since. Fuhrmann is batting .337 in 2018. He has swatted 15 doubles, eighth-most in the RMAC.
The Pack's shortstop holds a .981 fielding percentage. Fuhrmann leads all RMAC shortstops in fielding percentage and is on pace to break the school record for the position.
Popham (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) ranks fourth in the RMAC with a .409 batting average. His .708 slugging percentage tops the Pack and stands sixth in the RMAC. Popham holds onto seventh place in the RMAC with a .470 on base percentage.
CSU-Pueblo's third baseman leads the RMAC with 21 doubles. Popham's 21 two-baggers are good for 10th-most in D-II. He ranks ninth nationally in doubles per game. Popham has blasted a team-best seven home runs.
Krueger (Jr., Draper, Utah) has scored 46 runs in his debut campaign for the Pack. He ranks seventh in the RMAC in runs scored. The Pack's everyday right fielder ranks ninth in the RMAC with eight stolen bases.
Playing in every game of 2018, Krueger has hit .333 with three dingers on the season. Krueger has a .989 fielding percentage on the season.
Sauceda (Jr. Indio, Calif.) leads the RMAC with 45 walks this season. His 45 free passes are the ninth-highest single-season total in RMAC history. The first baseman has taken the seventh-most walks in D-II. Sauceda's 108 career walks rank fourth all-time in the RMAC record book.
Earning his first career All-RMAC honor, Sauceda ranks fourth in the conference with a .479 on base percentage. He has a career-high 32 RBIs and two home runs in 2018.
These four student-athletes will lead the Pack into their 10th consecutive RMAC Tournament appearance Wednesday when the ThunderWolves clash with University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The Pack's first game in this double-elimination tournament starts at 11 a.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