COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 4, 2017) - Senior Jake Ice (Tucson, Ariz.) and junior Neil Tillman (Arvada, Colo.) of the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's golf team were recognized as All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference First Team Thursday in an announcement from the league office.
The honors are the first all-conference awards for both student-athletes, while Tillman was honored as the 2014-15 RMAC Freshman of the Year.
Ice finished the season with the team's top scoring average at 73.39, which ranked seventh in the region. He was RMAC Golfer of the Week (Sept. 15) and totaled three top five finishes this season, which included a tie for first at the home tournament Sept. 5-6. He also posted medalist honors at the RMAC Championships where he tied for fourth. Ice was top 25 in nine of 11 tournaments in his first and only season with the Pack. He finished the regular season with five rounds in the 60's, which included a low round of 68 Sept. 12.
Tillman posted a 73.77 scoring average during the season with three top 10's and ranks No. 18 regionally in the Golfstat rankings. He was named RMAC Golfer of the Week Sept. 8 after a T-1st finish at the Farmers Insurance Sam Proal Invitational (-4, 212). Tillman has placed in the top 10 of three tournaments and was top 25 in eight of 11 tournaments, which included a T-11th finish at the RMAC Championships. Tillman has carded an even par or better in 11 rounds and owns a season-low 67 April 3.
The ThunderWolves are NCAA regional bound for the 18th time in program history, as they qualified for the NCAA South Central/West Region Championship, set for May 8-10 at Brookside Country Club in Stockton, California. In 11 tournaments this season the Pack finished in the top 10 on 10 occasions with six top 5's and two tournament victories.
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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.