Mesa duo earn RMAC awards

Colorado Mesa sophomore attacker Michael Beimford and junior goalie Brad Brandenburg received Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association player of the week awards.

Beimford scored three goals and had four total points to help the Mavericks to an 11-6 victory last weekend at Adams State to get the offensive player of the week award.

Brandenburg made seven saves in more than 51 minutes of action in the same game to earn defensive player of the week honors.

The Mavericks (4-3, 2-1 WILA) host Notre Dame de Namur (3-4, 0-2 WILA) at 7 p.m. Friday and Dominican (4-4, 2-0 WILA) at noon Sunday at Walker Field.

Colorado Mesa defeated Dominican for the WILA title last year.


Colorado Mesa freshman Andres Garcia-Rojas is the RMAC men’s tennis player of the week.

The No. 3 singles player was 4-0 in singles last week, including a victory over Division I Northern Colorado in a third-set super tiebreak, 4-6, 6-1, (10-5).

Garcia-Rojas posted straight set wins over Hastings (Neb.) College, Montana State-Billings and Metro State. He was 2-2 in doubles last week.

Garcia-Rojas is 8-4 in singles since February and is on a four-match win streak. He is 4-9 in doubles.

Track & Field

Eight Colorado Mesa women’s indoor track & field athletes were selected to the RMAC All-Academic team this week.

Ariel Ambler (3.38 GPA, nursing), Cathryn Ambler (3.86, nursing), Amy Austin (4.00, business and kinesiology), Katelyn Downing (3.40, exercise science), Brianne Ghosh (3.85, exercise science), Alisha Gregersen (3.59, undeclared), Chelsea Lyons (4.00, nursing) and Jordanne Steege (3.84, sports management) made the honor roll.

To qualify for Academic All-RMAC, student-athletes must have a grade point average of 3.30 or better, be a starter or key reserve, and completed two consecutive semesters or three quarters at their current institution.


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