UCCS to accept Steel and Silver Series trophy
COLORADO SPRINGS - A trophy to the winner of an athletic and academic competition between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado State University-Pueblo will be awarded to UCCS at a August 26 presentation.
UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will accept the trophy from CSU-Pueblo President Joseph Garcia at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Rutledge's, 102 N. Tejon. Ent Federal Credit Union sponsors the competition.
The contest awards points to the winner of games between the schools in seven women's and three men's sports and a five-point bonus to the university whose student-athletes have the best grades. Mountain Lion teams won this year's contest with a score of 33-12, including the coveted five-point grade bonus. UCCS teams prevailed in women's volleyball, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's indoor track, women's outdoor track and men's golf. CSU-Pueblo teams prevailed in women's soccer and women's softball. The schools were even in men's basketball and men's soccer.
"In most areas, CSU-Pueblo and UCCS cooperate to benefit our students and our region," UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said. "In athletics, however, I believe healthy competition is appropriate and helps to showcase the high-quality of student-athletes at both universities. I congratulate the Mountain Lion teams for their performances on the fields and courts and in the classroom."
The Steel and Silver Series is four years old. But the traveling trophy, created by Joan Aaland, Colorado Springs, is relatively new. The 18-inch-high, 80-pound bronze and mahogany trophy features a beam representing Pueblo's steel production history and a pick axe representing the mining history of Colorado Springs with a wolf and a mountain lion, team mascots. The trophy is awarded to the annual winner of the series.
In addition to Shockley-Zalabak and Garcia, representatives from the Mountain Lion and the Thunderwolf athletic programs will attend in addition to other university officials
The Steel and Silver series was named in recognition of the economic history of the cities where the universities are located. Pueblo was one of the largest steel production centers in the West, while Colorado Springs served as a hub for the hard-rock miners in the area.
UCCS fields 13 men's and women's NCAA Division II athletic teams and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. For more information, visit www.gomountainlions.com.
UCCS, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 30 bachelor's degrees, 19 master's, and four doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls about 8,000 students annually.
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