Vote for the UCCS Athlete of the Week

By Jared Verner published January 28, 2014

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs fans can provide their voice for the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group UCCS Athlete of the Week. Voting will take place each week when the Mountain Lions are in action, and will take place throughout the UCCS Athletics social media platforms.

Voting for this week will end at 10 a.m., on Jan. 29, with the announcement to follow at 3 p.m. Fans can vote online through GoMountainLions.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/GoMountainLions, on Twitter at @GoMountainLions, and on Instagram at GoMountainLions. Fans can vote on each platform through Wednesday morning.

Fans will select the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Athlete of the Week between Abby Kirchoff of the women's basketball team, Derrick White of the men's basketball team and Carson Aberle of the men's track and field team:

  • Abby Kirchoff was the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week with 18.5 points in a 2-0 weekend. She recorded her second double-double of the season against Black Hills State and is ranked in the top 15 of Division II in scoring and free throw shooting.
  • Derrick White went 65 percent from the field and 94 percent from the free throw line in a 2-0 weekend for the Mountain Lions. He averaged 23.5 points per game and came within two points of his career-high with 29 points against Black Hills State. 
  • Carson Aberle improved on his NCAA provisional time in the 800-meter run in Albuquerque, N.M., last Saturday. He is ranked sixth in the nation with an adjusted time of 1:54.10 and was the top Division II finisher in the field.

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.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Derrick WhiteDerrick White14GSo.
Abby KirchoffAbby Kirchoff20GJr.
Carson AberleCarson AberleMiddle DistanceJr. / Jr.
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