April McDonough named RMAC Swimmer of the Week

April McDonough named RMAC Swimmer of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 25, 2017)   The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving captain April McDonough earned RMAC Swimmer of the Week accolades.

McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas)  won two events and totaled 64 individual points at last weekend's Colorado College Classic. The junior won the 500 free in a time of 5:29.14. She continued her domination of the distance events with a win in the 1650, taking the gold in a time of 18:54.86.

The Pack's captain reached the wall second in the 200 free in a time of 1:57.19 She also took 10th in the 100 free. McDonough also participated in three relays for the Pack anchoring two of them to fourth place finishes and a fifth place.

For McDonough, this is her second career RMAC Swimmer of the Week award. She became the first RMAC Swimmer of the Week in school history last season when she took home the honor on Dec. 15, 2015.

She is the Pack's second RMAC Swimmer of the Week this season and second in as many meets. Phoebe Pontious (Fr., Caledonia, Mich.) garnered this honor after the Pack's previous meet, the Austin College Invite.

McDonough leads the Pack with 11 individual wins in 2016-17. Five of those victories have come in her last two meets.

Led by McDonough, CSU-Pueblo Swimming & Diving will compete in duals against University Nebraska-Kearney and University of Northern Colorado Friday and Saturday. These duals will be held in Greeley, Colo. at the Butler-Hancock swimming pool with both duals beginning at 11 a.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