Wyoming's Hillary Carlson Named MWC Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 18, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Wyoming junior Hillary Carlson has been named the Mountain West Conference Women'sBasketball Player of the Week.

Carlson led the Cowgirls to a 1-1 record in Conference play last week, including an upset victory over No. 22 TCU. The Cheyenne,Wyo., native tallied a career-high 29 points, along with 11 rebounds, three blocks and a steal in the 73-67 win over the Horned Frogs.Carlson was 8-for-13 (.615) from the field and 11-for-15 (.733) from the free throw line. She went on to record nine points againstNew Mexico in a tough 61-74 loss. Carlson added two rebounds, two assists and two blocks, while shooting 2-for-2 from behind thearc and making 3-of-4 (.750) from the charity stripe.

This marks Carlson's first career weekly honor.