COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 3, 2017) – Eight student-athletes from the Colorado State University – Pueblo Women's Lacrosse team earned places on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Academic Honor Roll. These eight student-athletes: Daniella Calvo, Taylor Christensen, Abbey Cira, Shay Grega, Sami LaBella, Rachael Welzin, Taylor Wertz, and Allison Wurscher, all posted 3.3 GPAs or higher.
Calvo (Jr., Spring, Texas) holds a 3.53 GPA as she pursues a degree in engineering. This is Calvo's second consecutive season on the RMAC Honor Roll. She played in all 15 games, making 13 starts. Calvo set a career-high with 35 ground balls. She also caused 18 turnovers and 17 draw controls.
Christensen (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) has a 3.48 GPA in exercise science human performance. On the field, Christensen set a career-high with 28 goals and 36 points. She finished seventh in the RMAC with 1.60 caused turnovers per game. Christensen's 3.27 draw controls per game ranked eighth in the conference.
Cira (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) maintains a 3.48 GPA in psychology. A two-sport student athlete, Cira has now been recognized four times on the RMAC Honor Roll in both swimming and lacrosse.
Grega (Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.) impressively has posted a 4.00 GPA while serving as a dual major in political science and Spanish. She has appeared on the RMAC's Honor Roll in each of the last two seasons. Grega has played in seven games, making two starts in 2017.
LaBella (So., Pleasanton, Calif.) owns a 4.0 GPA while majoring in engineering. In her second season, LaBella led the Pack with an 81.8 percent shooting percentage. She had nine goals and 10 total points in 2017.
Welzin (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) has a 3.47 GPA in exercise science and human performance. She was also recognized as Second Team All-RMAC Tuesday. Welzin ranked third in the RMAC with 2.87 ground balls per game. Her 1.87 caused turnovers per game was the sixth highest total in the RMAC in 2017.
Wertz (Jr., Lamar, Colo.) claimed her fourth RMAC Honor Roll accolade. Like Cira, she has appeared on the RMAC Honor Rolll in both swimming & diving and lacrosse over the last two seasons. Wertz started in 12 games and played in 14 contests. Playing defense, she set a personal record with four ground balls and two caused turnovers against Westminster College.
Wurscher (So., Tigard, Ore.) holds a 3.84 GPA while majoring in nursing. She ranked second on the Pack with 39 points in 2017. Wurscher scored 23 goals and added 16 assists.
With eight student athletes on the honor roll, CSU-Pueblo boasts the most academic honorees in the program's three-year history. They had seven in 2016.
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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.