Kirchoff Leads Four Mountain Lions on All-RMAC Teams

By Jared Verner published March 6, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs leading scorer Abby Kirchoff led four Mountain Lions who earned a spot on the 2013 RMAC All-Conference teams announced today. Kirchoff was a first team selection while Lauren Wolfinger, Kellie Krueger and Jeri Pikul were each named to the third team.

Kirchoff led UCCS with 14.1 points and shot 41.7 percent from the three-point line. She's ranked in the top five in the conference for three-point percentage, free throw percentage and steals. Kirchoff recorded her first double-double of the season in the RMAC quarterfinal game with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Kirchoff was a second team selection last season as a freshman. She is the first Mountain Lion to earn a spot on the RMAC First Team since Tonya Tripp was an All-RMAC East Division First Team member in the 2006-07 season. 

Wolfinger is making the second appearance of her career on the conference third team. She scored a career-high 28 points in the quarterfinal game in her final collegiate game and is ranked in the top 10 of the UCCS career records in assists, steals, three-pointers made, field goals made and scoring.

Krueger and Pikul are both making their first appearances on the All-RMAC teams. Krueger led the RMAC with 58.1 percent from the field and averaged nine points per game. Pikul started 26 games, averaged 7.8 points per game and was seventh in the conference with 39.5 percent from the three-point line.

The four All-RMAC selections are tied for the most for UCCS in program history and the most since the 2005-06 season. The Mountain Lions tied the season record with 19 victories and hosted their first playoff game since the 2001-02 season. UCCS received votes in the national poll and was ranked in the NCAA regional rankings during the season.

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Lauren WolfingerLauren Wolfinger13GSr.
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Abby KirchoffAbby Kirchoff20GSo
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