COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 6, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's swimming and diving team will begin its second season as a program tabbed to finish fifth of eight teams, as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference released the 2015-16 RMAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, Tuesday.
The ThunderWolves finished seventh at the RMAC Championships in their inaugural season, but garnered 21 points in the preseason poll to sit fifth.
For the women, Cal-Baptist University edged out Lindenwood University as the preseason favorite, finishing with 46 total points and four first-place votes. The Lancers won last year's RMAC Championships with a team score of 1,053 points, more than 300 points more than second-place Colorado Mesa University.
Lindenwood garnered 44 total points in the preseason poll, notching three first-place votes. The Lions were followed by Colorado Mesa and its 37 points. The Mavericks were the other team to receive a first-place nod.
The Pack return two All-RMAC performers in sophomores Samantha Sannes (Torrance, Calif.) and April McDonough (Frisco, Texas). Sannes collected a spot on the first team in the 1650 freestyle after placing second in the event at the conference championships. McDonough landed on the second team in the 500 freestyle.
CSU-Pueblo begins the 2015-16 season Friday, Oct. 9 in its first-ever home meet on campus, as Western State Colorado University visits Pueblo for a 5 p.m. start. The Pack compete at the CSU-Pueblo Pool in 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.