Feb. 20, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Wyoming forward Hanna Zavecz was named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, marking her first career honor.
Zavecz, a 6-0 sophomore from Melbourne, Australia, led the Cowgirls to their first program wins over ranked teams, defeating #20/#19 New Mexico, 59-52, and #19/#18 BYU, 57-56.
She hit the game-winning free throw with 13.4 seconds remaining on the clock to seal the win over BYU. Earlier in the half with 5:28 on the clock, she hit a key three-point field goal which put the Cowgirls up eight, their largest lead of the game, and also scored the Cowgirls last six of nine in the game.
Against New Mexico, Zavecz hit a 3-point field goal with 6:32 remaining in the first half to give the Cowgirls their first lead of the game against the Lobos, 20-18. With the score tied at 23-23, she scored six straight points for UW to put the Cowgirls up 29-25, and the lead for the remainder of the game.
Her five blocked shots over the week moved in to eighth place on Wyoming's all-time list with 57 for her career. Zavecz's two double-figure scoring games extended her streak to six games. She has now finished with double-figures in 40 games for her career.
For the week, Zavecz averaged 19.0 points and 5.0 rebounds, while collecting 11 assists, five blocks and five steals. She shot an average of 50.0 percent from the field (14-for-28), including 8-for-16 from beyond the arc (.500).