COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 12, 2016) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference recognized Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball juniors Tuileisu Anderson and Katie Cunningham as RMAC Players of the Week. Anderson earned RMAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Cunningham claimed RMAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.), dominated this week as she led the Pack to one-sided victories over New Mexico Highlands and Westminster. Anderson scored 48 points in just 46 minutes of playing time. She averaged 24.0 points per game, making 17-of-23 (73.9%) from the field. Anderson made 11 3-pointers this weekend while shooting 68.8% from downtown.
The RMAC's leading scorer, Anderson totaled 18 points in just 18 minutes against Highlands. With the ThunderWolves up by 44 points, she rested for the majority of the second half.
Anderson scored a career-high 30 points against the Griffins making 11-of-13 from the field. She swished 7-of-9 from beyond the arc. She only played 28 minutes, thanks to the Pack holding a 28 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Anderson leads the RMAC with 19.2 points per game, 4.1 points per game better than anyone else in the RMAC. She is also the conference's most prolific 3-point shooter, making 43.8 percent of her shots from downtown.
Nationally, Anderson ranks 25th in points per game. Her 35 three-pointers this season is the eighth highest number in Division II. With 3.45 triples per game, Anderson stands 11th in the country.
Cunningham (Aurora, Colo.)continues to rule the RMAC in rebounding. She pulled down 9.0 rebounds per game, despite playing a season low in minutes during the week because of the one sided nature of the Pack's victories. She also averaged 4.0 assists per game.
The Iowa Western Community College transfer recorded four steals in the Pack's win over the Cowgirls. In the Pack's win over the Griffins, Cunningham pulled down 12 rebounds, 11 of which came on the defensive glass.
Cunningham leads the RMAC with 9.5 rebounds per game, more than a board per game better than anyone else in the RMAC. She stands second in the conference with 4.7 assists per game. Her 2.1 steals per game places her third in the RMAC.
Running the point for the undefeated ThunderWolves, Cunningham ranks 28th in the nation in assist/turnover ratio. She averages 2.47 assists for every one turnover.
Standing at 10-0 for the first time since 1975-76, the ThunderWolves will look to match the best start to a season in school history Friday when the play Colorado Mesa University at 5:30 at Massari Arena. The Pack's four-game homestand will continue Saturday when Western State Colorado University pays the Pack a visit at 5:30 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