PUEBLO, Colo. (November 8, 2017) – Colorado State University Pueblo Women's Basketball announced the first captains of the Curtis Loyd era Wednesday. Senior Katie Cunningham and juniors Lauren Heyn and Molly Rohrer will serve as the team captains for the 2017-18 season.
Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) represents the five Pack seniors on the roster. She was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-RMAC in 2016-17. The RMAC also picked Cunningham as its Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Cunningham's 295 rebounds ranks as the fifth-highest single-season total in school history.
Heyn (Jr., Loomis, Calif.)leads by example both on the court and in the classroom. The forward was a COSIDA Academic All-District Selection as a sophomore. Heyn was also named First Team Academic All-RMAC. She set the Pack's single-season field goal percentage record by making 55.6 percent of her shots from the field in her freshman campaign.
Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) earned RMAC Player of the Year honors in 2016-17 and was a First Team All-RMAC selection in each of her first two seasons. The Pack's center set a school record last season with 77 blocks and 2.4 rejections per set. She was also named First Team Academic All-RMAC.
These three women helped lead the Pack to its best season in school history last year with a program-record 28 wins. The Pack claimed its first regular season RMAC Championship since 1987-88.
Loyd looks to lead the ThunderWolves back to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA's South Central Region. They will also look to win back-to-back Regular Season RMAC Championships for the first time in school history.
CSU-Pueblo will open the regular season on the road Friday Nov. 10, when they play Lubbock Christian University at 12 p.m. in the South Central Region Challenge in Commerce, Texas. The Pack will open up its home slate Friday Nov. 17 when they play Northern State University at 5 p.m. as part of the 34th annual Al Kaly Shrine Classic at Massari Arena.
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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.