Payden Ackerman

HometownTrinidad, Colo.
Prev. SchoolTrinidad HS


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Season  GP-GS  Min--Avg  FG-FGA   Pct 3FG-FGA   Pct  FT-FTA   Pct  Off Def  Tot  Avg  PF FO   A  TO Blk Stl  Pts  Avg
2011-12 16-2   115  7.2  17-49   .347  12-37   .324   0-0    .000    4   7   11  0.7   5  0   9   8   0   3   46  2.9
2010-11 26-6   370 14.2  42-132  .318  30-100  .300   4-5    .800    6  21   27  1.0  15  0  24  18   2   4  118  4.5
2009-10 27-26  651 24.1  63-219  .288  42-144  .292  29-41   .707   16  42   58  2.1  40  0  39  31   0  17  197  7.3
2008-09 27-6   634 23.5  68-193  .352  58-162  .358  25-31   .806   24  49   73  2.7  43  1  34  40   3  21  219  8.1


2010-11: Played in all 26 games getting six starts ... averaged 4.5 points per game in 14.2 minutes played per game ... was second on the team in three-point field goals made with 30 ... had 24 assists to only 18 turnovers-the second best assist-to-turnover ratio on the team ... her best game came against Adams State on Dec. 4 when she sunk a season high six three-pointers on her way to her season high 18 points.

2009-10: Named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll ... after just two seasons at UCCS, already rans 10th in the UCCS record book for career 3-pointers with 100 ... played in all 27 games and started in 26, averaging 24.1 minutes per game ... fourth on the team in assists (39) and fifth in scoring, averaging 7.3 points per game ... had 17 steals and averaged 2.1 rebounds per game on the season ... connected on first seven three-point attempts on way to a career-high 27 points against Nebraska-Kearney on Feb. 12 ... the seven treys were a career high for a single game and just two short of matching the school record ... scored 17 against New Mexico highlands (Dec. 11), 16 against Western New Mexico (Dec. 5) and 15 against Chadron State (Jan. 28) ... dished out a career-high five assists against Valley City State on Dec. 20

2008-09: Ranked third in the school record book for most 3-point field goals attempted in a game (14) against Western State on January 17 ... played 23.4 minutes a games as a freshman ... fourth on team in points at 8.1 a game with the most made 3FG's at 58 ... had a season-high 19 points against Colorado State-Pueblo ... also grabbed a career-best eight rebounds in that Dec. 19 game against the Thunderwolves ... most 3FG's made in a season by a freshman.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: Named honorable mention Class 3A Tri-Peaks East all-League for the 2007-08 and 2006-07 seasons ... awarded Tri-Peaks East Player of the League in 2008 ... named first-team Class 3A Tri-Peaks East all-League for the 2005-06 season ... ranked fifth in state for career 3-point goals made with 205 ... averaged 16.8 points, 4.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.1 steals per game senior year ... tied career high 29 points which included seven 3-pointers made against Ellicott Feb. 1, 2008 ... had a double-double against John Mall Dec. 13, 2007 with 16 points and 10 rebounds ... in junior year averaged 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.4 steals per game ... named first-team all-Tri Peaks League in soccer as a junior

Personal Notes:

Personal: Elementary Education Major ... Valedictorian of her graduating class at Trinidad HS ... National Honor Society member ... awarded Who's Who Among American HS students and athletes ... awarded first-team Academic all-State all four years of HS ... received the CU Outstanding Junior Award ... received the Wendy's High School Heisman Award ... awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award ... enjoys drawing, dancing, and being with teammates ... has one sister, Ashleigh, who played for CSU-Pueblo (2004-2008) ... parents are Peter and Jeannie Ackerman

Stories featuring Payden Ackerman

January 24, 2012Four Mountain Lions receive academic honorsCOLORADO SPRINGS- Basketball players Jordan Carter, Payden Ackerman, Lauren Wolfinger and Ashley Miller were named to the 2011-12 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Honor Roll this week.
December 17, 2011Mountain Lions bounce back with victory Western New MexicoCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo -- Abby Kirchoff continues to make significant contributions as a freshman as she had a career-high 23 points helping the University of Colorado Colorado Springs knock-off Western New Mexico 67-44 Saturday night at the Gallogly Events Center.
November 23, 2011Women's basketball signs two recruitsUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball coach Corey Laster announced Wednesday that he had signed two players to National Letters of Intent during the NCAA's early signing period. Joining the Mountain Lions for the 2012-13 season will be Kai Brown of Lewis-Palmer High School and Gabby Ramirez of Roosevelt High School in Johnstown.
November 2, 2011Preseason coaches' poll tabs UCCS women for ninth placeThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team was picked to finish ninth out of fourteen teams by the RMAC preseason coaches’ poll. No UCCS player was selected for the RMAC’s preseason all-conference team.
January 29, 2011Mountain Lions fall to New Mexico HighlandsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Sammi Gentile's 20 points and nine rebounds weren't enough to keep the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from falling 77-68 to the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
January 19, 2011Four Mountain Lions Named to RMAC All-Academic Basketball TeamsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Brent Jones and sophomore Lauren Wolfinger were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's first and second team All-Academic teams respectively, the RMAC announced Tuesday.
January 15, 2011No. 21 Metro State too much for Mountain LionsDENVER – Ashley Miller had 16 points and Jessica Brown 15 but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost to the No. 21 Metro State Roadrunners 73-57 Saturday evening at the Auraria Events Center.
January 14, 2011UCCS Women Can't Complete Comeback, Fall to RegisDENVER – A 15-2 run early in the second half created a gap from which the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to recover as the Mountain Lions dropped a 76-68 decision to the Regis Rangers Friday evening at Regis Fieldhouse.
January 8, 2011UCCS women score another comeback, beats Mesa StateCOLORADO SPRINGS- For the second consecutive night, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs overcame a double-digit deficit to pull off another win, this time a 69-58 win over the Mesa State Mavericks.
December 4, 2010Despite 3-point Frenzy, Mountain Lions FallPayden Ackerman and Lauren Wolfinger combined for 39 points and 10 3-pointers, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to match up with the Adams State inside game as the Grizzlies took home a 76-61 decision Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 20, 2010Colorado Christian bests Mountain Lions on Senior NightCOLORADO SPRINGS - Juanice Cornell and Abby Rosenthal each scored 22 points to help the Colorado Christian Cougars spoil senior night at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs by beating the Mountain Lions 84-58 Saturday at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 12, 2010Mountain Lions Ask 'Why Not?' Before Setting New Highs in Win Over LopersCOLORADO SPRINGS – If you're trying to break out of a slump, don't ask why. Ask why not?
January 21, 2010Four named to RMAC academic honor rollFour Mountain Lions were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honor roll, which was released on Jan. 20. Payden Ackerman, Janean Jubic, Jessica Lynch and Ashley Miller were all listed.
December 5, 2009Mountain Lions comeback comes up short in loss to Western New MexicoCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs trimmed 20 points off a 22-point deficit but couldn't manage the final two as in a 77-70 loss to the Western New Mexico Mustangs Saturday evening at the Lions' Den in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
February 21, 2009Orediggers take control from start, roll to win over Mountain LionsGOLDEN, Colo. – The Colorado School of Mines Orediggers took control from the opening tip and never relented in rolling to an impressive 83-51 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday at Lockridge Arena.
February 20, 2009Colorado Christian tops Mountain LionsLAKEWOOD, Colo. – Nancy Hoist led the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with 18 points and eight rebounds but the Mountain Lions were beaten 76-65 by the Colorado Christian Cougars Friday evening at Cougar Fieldhouse.
February 14, 2009Dominant first half lifts Lopersto win over Mountain LionsKEARNEY, Neb. – Jade Meads and Debi Johnson each scored 14 of their 18 points in the first half as the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers pulled away quickly to run away with an 85-70 win over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday evening at the Health & Sports Center.
February 13, 2009Mountain Lions sink 12 3-pointersin victory over Chadron StateCHADRON, Neb. – Payden Ackerman scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball team won its second straight game, an 87-82 decision over the Chadron State Eagles Friday at Armstrong Gymnasium.
February 7, 2009Blackout Night crowd gets the assist in big victory over Colorado ChristianCOLORADO SPRINGS – Five Mountain Lions scored in double figures on Blackout Night at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, but the assist definitely went to the crowd.
January 17, 2009"Lone wolf" UCCS can't complete comeback against Western StateCOLORADO SPRINGS – When Mountain Lions become lone wolves, the result is more than species confusion. It also makes for the occasional lackluster performance.
January 16, 2009Mountain Lions get the Lowe-down in grabbing victory over Mesa StateCOLORADO SPRINGS – Mallory Lowe had a career-high 12 rebounds to go with her nine points and two blocked shots to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 75-62 victory over the Mesa State Mavericks Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
January 5, 2009South Dakota connects from long range to drop Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS – Annie Roche had a career-high 17 points to lead the South Dakota Coyotes to a 66-58 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Monday evening at the Lions’ Den.
December 19, 2008UCCS takes big Steel & Silver Series lead with win over T-wolvesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took a commanding lead in the Steel & Silver Series on Friday night and, in no small part, has Colorado State-Pueblo coach Kip Drown to thank.While coaches in other sports from both schools have made certain they play each other twice a season (one conference game and one nonconference), Drown has repeatedly and steadfastly refused to schedule a second game against the Mountain Lions. His rationale, according to sources, has been that another game against UCCS does nothing to enhance his team’s regional prestige.As a result, Friday evening’s 77-67 UCCS victory counted four points toward winning the Ent Federal credit Union Trophy for the fourth straight year instead on the two earned later in the evening by the Mountain Lion men. The two wins give UCCS a daunting 18-6 lead in the rivalry series.
May 28, 2008Mountain Lions add four more to 2008-09 women's basketball squadUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball coach Jessika Caldwell announced Wednesday that she had signed four players to National Letters of Intent.
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