COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 15, 2018) – Arianna Rohde of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving team earned First Team Academic All- Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors in the conference's annual academic release Thursday. Seniors Abbey Cira and Taylor Wertz claimed a spot on the RMAC's Academic Honor Roll.
Rohde (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska) owns a 3.84 GPA. She is majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. Rohde had received a spot on the RMAC Academic Honor Roll last season to garner her first academic honor from the conference.
In the pool, Rohde put together a record setting campaign. The junior broke a program record in the 100 fly with a time of 57.91 at the RMAC Championships. Rohde achieved a Pack record 2:09.30 in the 200 fly at the same meet.
Rohde placed ninth at the RMAC Championships in the 100 fly. She earned the Pack's highest individual finish of the meet with a seventh place finish in the 200 fly. The Alaskan also took 14th in the 100 back (59.26) and 200 back (2:11.34).
Throughout the season, Rohde earned a top-3 finish eight times, second most on the Pack. Her 12 top five finishes led the team. She earned two event wins during the 2017-18 campaign.
Rohde currently holds the Pack record in every distance in the backstroke. She is the second Pack swimmer to earn First Academic All-RMAC honors. Emily Foster received this accolade in 2016.
Cira has achieved a 3.50 GPA in Psychology. Wertz holds a 3.68 GPA as she nears her degree in Exercise Science Human Performance Recreation with an emphasis in teacher prep.
Cira and Wertz both earned a spot on the RMAC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year in swimming & diving. With their two RMAC Academic Honor Roll awards in lacrosse, Wertz and Cira would graduate as two of the most decorated athletes in program history in academics.
Wertz earned her best finish of the season when she took third in the 100 fly at New Mexico State University with a time of 1:07.59. Cira touched the wall in fourth place twice this season.
The Pack finished seventh at the RMAC Championships this 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