This Week in Mountain Lion Athletics

By Sports Information Staff published February 20, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Men's Track & Field UCCS at RMAC Championships Spearfish, S.D. 3:30 p.m.
Women's Track & Field UCCS at RMAC Championships Spearfish, S.D. 4:20 p.m.
Women's Basketball UCCS hosts Chadron State
Gallogly Events Center
5:30 p.m. Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
Men's Basketball UCCS hosts Chadron State
Gallogly Events Center
7:30 p.m. Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Softball UCCS hosts Fort Lewis Mountain Lion Field 10 a.m. Live Stats | Live Audio
Women's Track & Field UCCS at RMAC Championships
Spearfish, S.D.
11 a.m.
Men's Track & Field UCCS at RMAC Championships
Spearfish, S.D.
11 a.m.
Softball UCCS hosts Fort Lewis Mountain Lion Field 12 p.m. Live Stats | Live Audio
Softball UCCS hosts Fort Lewis Mountain Lion Field 2 p.m. Live Stats | Live Audio
Women's Basketball UCCS hosts Black Hills State
Gallogly Events Center
5:30 p.m. Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
Men's Basketball UCCS hosts Black Hills State
Gallogly Events Center
7:30 p.m. Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Softball UCCS hosts Fort Lewis Mountain Lion Field 11 a.m. Live Stats | Live Audio

Women's Basketball (17-5 / 14-4 RMAC)

  • The Mountain Lions are a game back of second place in the RMAC standings. If the season ended today, UCCS would host its first home playoff game since 2001-02.
  • UCCS has its best record in program history with an overall record of 17-5. Two wins this weekend would tie the all-time victories record of 19, set in the 2001-02 season.
  • Senior Lauren Wolfinger has cracked the top 10 in several career records for UCCS. She ranks fifth for assists (202), seventh for steals (152), seventh for three-pointers made (120) and ninth for total points (906) in program history.
  • Kellie Krueger is first in the RMAC in field goal percent, shooting 59.6 percent. She is averaging 12.8 points in the past four games.

Men's Basketball (4-18 / 4-14 RMAC)

  • UCCS closes out the 2012-13 home season this weekend and will go for the season sweep of Chadron State on Friday. The Mountain Lions will look to avenge a six-point loss to Black Hills State earlier this season on Saturday night.
  • Derrick White moved into a tie for second in season free throw records with 133 this season. He needs 17 to tie Patrick Hannaway's record from the 2005-06 season.
  • The Mountain Lions shot 55 percent from the field and scored a season-high 92 points in a road win at Chadron State on Jan. 26. UCCS has won four of the last six games against the Eagles since the 2009-10 season.
  • Kyle Clark, Jake Darby and Joell Crawford will play their final home games of their collegiate career on Saturday night.

Men's Indoor Track & Field

  • The Mountain Lions compete at the 2013 RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships this Friday and Saturday at the Young Center in Spearfish, S.D.
  • Emilio Trujillo broke the program record in the 3,000-meter run last Saturday afternoon at the Joe Davies Open. His adjusted time of 8:17.49 ranks No. 16 in Division II among eligible runners for the national championships.
  • The distance medley relay team of Kyle McCloskey, Travis Whitman, Anthony Davis and Mike English also broke the UCCS record in that event and rank sixth in the national performance lists with an adjusted time of 9:53.34.
  • The top two 400-meter sprinters in UCCS history, Whitman and Jonathan Wright, are both ranked in the top four of the conference going into this weekend's championships.


Women's Indoor Track & Field

  • UCCS begins the championship portion of the schedule this weekend at the RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Spearfish, S.D. The meet will be the final chance to qualify for the national championships March 8-9 in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Megan Burrell ran an adjusted time of 9:56.35 in the 3,000-meter run and broke the UCCS record in the event last Saturday at Colorado Mines.
  • Alex Colvin will enter the championships with the best height by a pole vaulter this season. Her 11-11 3/4 is four inches higher than the next closest vaulter.
  • The Mountain Lions are No. 10 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Region Team Index. UCCS is one of six RMAC teams ranked in the top 10 of the region.

Softball

  • Becca Smith is currently second in the RMAC for wins and strikeouts. She has four wins and 39 strikeouts in 35.2 innings pitched.
  • Peyton Kornfeind is second in the RMAC for stolen bases. She has six steals in eight games played.
  • As a team, the Mountain Lions are second in the RMAC for stolen bases with 12 and third for RBIs with 59.
  • Jessica Belsterling and Jourdan Hitchings both earned a spot in the Las Vegas Stinger All-Tournament team. Belsterling was named to the first team, while Hitchings was named to the second team.
Additional News Stories
June 19, 2013UCCS Athletics Records 18th Straight Semester with GPA Above 3.00University of Colorado Colorado Springs student-athletes maintained a term grade point average above a 3.00 for the 18th consecutive semester and 24 Mountain Lions earned a spot on the Dean's List or President's List for the Spring 2013 term.
June 10, 2013Shaswar, Kinzer Earn RMAC Scholar-Athlete AwardsUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs seniors Mash Sashwar and Nikki Kinzer earned the RMAC Scholar-Athlete Award from the conference office.
June 6, 2013UCCS Records Fourth-Best Learfield Cup FinishThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs recorded a pair of top 10 national finishes for the fourth-best finish in school history in the 2013 Learfield Sports Division II Directors Cup standings released this morning.
May 23, 201319 Student-Athletes and Assistants to Graduate FridayWhen more than 1,100 students receive degrees at the Colorado Springs World Arena on Friday, 19 University of Colorado Colorado Springs student-athletes and assistants will be among the graduates
May 15, 2013UCCS Matches All-Time Best Finish in RMAC All-Sport Competition CupThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs matched its best finish in school history with a sixth-place finish in the 2012-13 RMAC All-Sport Competition Cup announced today by the conference office.
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