COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com – June 2, 2014) — The Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves set a school-record for points and claimed their best finish in eight years in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s All-Sports Competition Cup, according to the final 2013-14 standings which were announced Monday.
The Pack scored 755 points in the competition to finish a strong fourth amongst the 14 institutions in the RMAC. The fourth place finish was one better than the fifth place finish in both 2011-12 and 2012-13 was the school’s best since 2005-06, when the Pack also finished fourth.
The 55 points easily surpassed the former school-record of 708, which was set last year.
The RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup is awarded to the institution that accumulates the most points over the year based on its teams' outcome in the RMAC's four core sports, along with six wild card sports. The four core sports are football or men's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball, while the six wild card sports consist of three men's sports and three women's sports, which are designated by that institutions' best finish in those 18 non-core sports (22 total RMAC sports). Total RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup points are calculated based on how the teams finish in the RMAC regular season standings. In the scenario where teams do not have regular season standings, conference championship results are used.
The Pack were led by conference championships in both football and women’s golf, which each netted 100 points. The men’s golf, women’s basketball and softball teams all contributed significantly as well with second place finishes in their respective conference standings. Meanwhile, the Pack baseball team finished third in the regular season standings before advancing to the RMAC Tournament Championship game.
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