Rohrer Named RMAC Academic Player of the Year, Heyn First Team

Rohrer Named RMAC Academic Player of the Year, Heyn First Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 8, 2018) Molly Rohrer continues to make Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball history. Rohrer became the first Pack student-athlete to be named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Player of the Year in the conference's annual academic release Thursday. Lauren Heyn earned First Team Academic All-RMAC honors.

Katie Jones, Taylor Long, and Chelsea Vallejos all claimed a spot on the RMAC's Academic Honor Roll. In order to qualify, a student-athlete must have a 3.3 GPA or higher and be in good academic for a full academic year.

Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) currently holds a 3.85 GPA while majoring in Business Management at CSU-Pueblo's Hassan School of Business. She is emphasizing in sports industry management. Rohrer had a 4.0 GPA in fall 2017.

On the court, Rohrer ranks sixth in the RMAC with 14.3 points per game. Her 1.9 blocks per game ranks second in the conference. The Pack's center also ranks second in the RMAC with an 85.0 free throw percentage.

Rohrer has already made Pack history in her first two years at CSU-Pueblo. Last season she became the first RMAC Player of the Year in school history. A year earlier she received the RMAC's Freshman of the Year Award, making her the first Pack student-athlete to earn this accolade as well.

Entering the weekend, Rohrer ranks seventh at CSU-Pueblo with 1,253 career points. She is just six points away from tying Mary Rehfeld for sixth all-time. Her 190 career blocks ranks second at CSU-Pueblo and ninth all-time in the RMAC.

Heyn (Jr., Penryn, Calif.) has achieved a 3.86 GPA, while pursuing her degree in biology with an emphasis in biomedical science. She was also named First Team Academic All-RMAC last season. She also received an Academic All-District nod from the College Sports Information Directors of America in 2016-17.

This season, Heyn has averaged a career-high 9.8 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. Her 54.3 field goal percentage ranks as the fifth highest single-season percentage in school history. Heyn set the school's single season record as a freshman with a 55.6 field goal percentage.

Defensively, Heyn has averaged 1.1 blocks per game, sixth most in the RMAC. Her 77 career blocks ranks eighth. She is five rejections away from sixth place all-time at CSU-Pueblo.

Jones (Sr., Baldwin, Kan.) also owns a 3.85 GPA. She is majoring in exercise science human performance with an emphasis in strength and conditioning.

Long (Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.) has achieved a 3.55 GPA while majoring in exercise science human performance with an emphasis in K-12 teacher prep.  Long has made 87.0 percent at the line. She scores 9.2 points per game.

Vallejos (Sr., Lamar, Colo.) posted a 3.63 while majoring in biology. She has played 21 games, making five starts. Vallejos has earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll for two consecutive seasons.

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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.