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Mar 7, 2014 10:00 AM by Jordan Mason

UCCS's White named RMAC Athlete of Month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Salcia Slack of New Mexico Highlands University and Derrick White of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs have been named the 2013-14 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Athletes of the Month for February 2014. The league's 14 sports information directors nominate student-athletes from their institution which are then selected by the RMAC office staff.

Salcia Slack, the reigning RMAC Athlete of the Month, turned in yet another stellar performance in the month of February. She began the month at the New Mexico Classic on Feb. 7, when she took over the national lead in the triple jump, which she still holds, with a distance of 41'-5.25" (12.63 meters) to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. She rounded out the month of February by winning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championship in the triple jump, as well as claiming fifth and scoring four points in the shot put. Slack won the pentathlon with 3,825 points, breaking the RMAC Championship record by nearly 150 points and beating out the Adams State facility's record by three points. Her point total is the third-best in the country. Besting the field by more than 200 points, Slack won four of five individual events in the pentathlon, 60 hurdles, high jump, long jump and shot put. During the pentathlon, she hit the NCAA provisional marks in the long jump and shot put and narrowly missed out in qualifying for the high jump.

Derrick White averaged 25.9 points during the month of February to lead the Mountain Lions to a perfect 7-0 during the month, ending February with a 10-game winning streak and a guaranteed home playoff game in the RMAC Shootout. The two-time RMAC Offensive Player of the Week during the month (Feb. 10 and 24), scored 38 points against Colorado State-Pueblo on Feb. 8, the most scored by a UCCS student-athlete in a conference game in program history, and one of three 30-point games for him in February alone. He averaged 51 percent from the field and broke the UCCS single season and career records for made free throws on Feb. 22



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