PUEBLO, Colo. (July 28, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse was named an Academic Honor Squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Pack juniors Daniella Calvo, Shaylyn Grega, Rachael Welzin, and Taylor Wertz all earned a spot on the 2017 Zag Sports D-II Academic Honor Roll.
To qualify for the IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad, a women's lacrosse team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the academic year. Individuals that made it on the D-II Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater and be a junior, senior, or graduate student.
Collectively, the ThunderWolves achieved a 3.37 GPA during the 2016-17 academic year. This earned the Pack its first IWLCA Academic Honor Squad nod in program history.
Calvo holds a 3.53 GPA, while majoring in engineering. Grega has posted an incredible 4.0 GPA while majoring in both political science and Spanish. Welzin owns a 3.50 GPA in exercise science and human performance with an emphasis in K-12 education. Wertz has recorded a 3.63 GPA while also majoring in exercise science and human performance.
The Pack placed a program-best eight student – athletes on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Academic Honor Roll. Abbey Cira (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.), Taylor Christensen (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) Sami LaBella (So., Pleasanton, Calif.), and Allison Wurscher (So., Tigard, Ore.) all joined Calvo, Grega, Wurscher, and Welzin on the RMAC Honor Roll.
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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.