COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 4, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming senior Emily Foster (Santa Barbara, Calif.) has earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's First-Team All-Academic honors. Sophomores, Abbey Cira (Pueblo, Colo.) and Taylor Wertz (Lamar, Colo.) received RMAC Honor Roll spots.
Foster finished her Pack career with an incredible senior season. She now holds every single CSU-Pueblo record the breaststroke. She holds the top five-times at the program in both the 100 and 200 breast.
The senior set a school record of 1:06.61 in the 100 yard breaststroke at the RMAC Championships. Foster earned eight event wins in 2015-16. She finished with ninth fastest time in the RMAC in 200 breast.
Foster also posted the 11th fastest 100 breast time in the conference. The senior also helped the Pack set new school records in the 200 and 400 medley relays. She also set the 200 breast record at the same event with a time of 2:28.24. Foster has a 3.88 GPA as she nears her very difficult degree in nursing.
Cira has a 3.857 GPA while pursuing a degree in pre-nursing. She competed in free style and fly events for the Pack, earning a point against Colorado Mines.
Wertz holds a 3.63 GPA. She is majoring in exercise science. Wertz contributed mostly in relays this season. She helped the Pack to their second fastest 200 yard medley relay time in school history at the RMAC Championships. Wertz swam the first leg of this relay team that finished with a time of 1:51.63.
Foster became the first Pack swimmer to receive a First-Team All-Academic honors. Wertz and Cira have also earned the first academic honors of their career.
CSU-Pueblo swimming & diving won its first three duals in program history during the 2015-16 season. The Pack set 20 school records during the year.
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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