All five Pack starters named All-RMAC, Rohrer POTY & Cunningham DPOTY

All five Pack starters named All-RMAC, Rohrer POTY & Cunningham DPOTY

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 27, 2018) All five Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball starters earned All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors in the RMAC's annual awards release Tuesday.  

Molly Rohrer and Katie Cunningham earned RMAC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors respectively for the second consecutive season. Tuileisu Anderson garnered First Team All-RMAC accolades for the third straight season. Lauren Heyn and Taylor Long were both named Second Team All-RMAC for the first time in their careers.

Full RMAC Release

Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) claimed the RMAC Player of the Year award for the second year in a row. She became the first RMAC Player of the Year in school history last season. She is only the second player in RMAC history to earn both RMAC Player of the Year and RMAC Academic Player of the Year honor in the same season. She has received a major award in each of her three seasons, earning RMAC Freshman of the Year honors in 2015-16. The Pack's center has earned a First Team All-RMAC nod in each of her three seasons at CSU-Pueblo.

As just a junior, Rohrer has already become CSU-Pueblo's all-time leader in blocks with 198 rejections. She stands eighth in RMAC history in career blocks. Rohrer's 1,312 career points ranks sixth in school history.

This season, Rohrer ranks seventh in the RMAC with 14.4 points per game. Her 1.9 blocks per game ranks second.  Rohrer ranks fourth in the conference with an 83.1 free throw percentage.

Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) was tabbed RMAC Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in her two-year tenure with the Pack. For the second consecutive season, Cunningham led the RMAC in rebounding, averaging 9.7 rebounds per game this year.

In just two seasons, Cunningham already ranks ninth in school history with 556 rebounds. Her 257 career assists also places her eighth in Pack history. With 9.4 career rebounds per game, Cunningham ranks fourth all-time at CSU-Pueblo.

Cunningham is now a two-time First Team All-RMAC selection. Her 4.9 assists per game and 2.2 assist/ turnover ratio both rank second in the RMAC. She has made 50.6 percent from the field, 10th best in the RMAC.

Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.) has averaged 12.6 points per game as a senior. She ranks third in the RMAC with 1.9 steals per game. She set a school record Saturday night for games played with 120 appearances in a ThunderWolf uniform.

With 1,467 career points, Anderson ranks third all-time at CSU-Pueblo,  just 16 points away from second place. Her 180 career steals ranks ninth all-time in school history.

Anderson has made 197 career 3-pointers, second most all-time at CSU-Pueblo. Along with Rohrer, Anderson is first player in program history to receive First Team All-RMAC honors three times.

Heyn (Jr., Penryn, Calif.) earned an All-RMAC recognition for the first time in her career. A two-time First Team Academic All-RMAC honoree, Heyn has averaged a career-best 9.4 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game IN 2017-18.

With Heyn in the lineup, the Pack is 20-2 and beating teams by an average of 13.4 points per game. Heyn's 52.3 field goal percentage ranks seventh in the RMAC.  Her 1.0 blocks per game place her sixth in the conference.

Heyn's 80 blocks rank eighth in program history. Her 526 career rebounds stands 11th in the Pack record book.

Long (Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.) was named All-RMAC for the second time in her career. She received an Honorable Mention All-RMAC award in 2015-16 as a member of Western State Colorado University.

This season, Long has averaged 9.5 points per game, the most in her Pack career. Long has 1,020 points in her college career.

Long is currently on pace to break the Pack's single season free throw percentage record with an 87.5 percent clip. Over the past two seasons, Long has made 85.8 percent from the charity stripe.  

These five student-athletes are expected to start the Pack's RMAC Tournament First Round game Tuesday night vs.  South Dakota School of Mines. Tip off between the ThunderWolves and Hardrockers is set for 7 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.