Welsh Earns Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Athlete of the Week

By Jared Verner published February 5, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Sophomore forward Alex Welsh of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team is the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Athlete of the Week for Jan. 27-Feb. 2. He was part of an offense that went 2-0 last weekend in New Mexico.

Welsh averaged 17.5 points per game against Western New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands and came within a rebound of a double-double against the Cowboys last Saturday night. He shot 57 percent from the field last weekend and is fourth in the RMAC with 51.8 percent from the field this season.

Welsh is ninth in the conference with 6.6 rebounds per game as part of a defense that leads the conference with 42.4 rebounds per game and second with a rebounding margin of +9.2. The Mountain Lions have outrebounded opponents by at least 10 rebounds in every game of the current four-game winning streak.

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is the largest and most comprehensive orthopedic group in Southern Colorado. Its 24 board-certified and -eligible physicians subspecialize in the treatment of sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, back and neck, hip and knee, joint replacements, trauma care, and arthritis. With over 500 years of combined orthopedic experience, the surgeons at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group are dedicated to providing state-of-the art, individualized and exceptional healthcare to all of its patients.

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