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

Jan. 18, 2010


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.