LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
Woodward is an All-Mountain West honoree for the fourth time in her career, the 11th player to earn the recognition every year of their Mountain West career. Dent was named to the All-MW and All-Defensive Teams for the first time in her career while Kelley was selected the league's Newcomer of the Year.
"An all-conference honor reflects on what the other coaches in the league believe in your ability," head coach Joe Legerski said. "Marquelle and Kayla have performed on a consistent level over the conference season. I'm pleased for Jordan (Kelley) because it's been a long road from surgeries to receiving this honor."
From Sheridan, Wyo., Woodward averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds which was second on the team. She was first in three-point field goal percentage, fourth in three-point field goals made and rebounding, fifth in minutes played and scoring in league games. She recorded double-figures in 15 of 18 games along with six-double doubles in MW play. It's the fourth honor for Woodward who was a First Team selection last year, Second Team pick during her sophomore season and a Third Team honoree as a freshman.
Dent, a junior from Denver, Colo., led the way with a team-high in points, assists and steals. In conference games, she ranked first in assists, steals and minutes played, fourth in assist/turnover ratio and scoring. Dent finished in double-figures every game in MW play, while leading the team in assists 16 times, steals 11 times and scoring six times.
A junior from Gillette, Wyo., Kelley became a regular starter at the beginning of conference play. She led the way and was second in the league in rebounding with 8.7 per contest. Kelley also added 9.3 points and 3.1 rebounds while ranking second in assist/turnover ratio, sixth in minutes played and tenth in assists.
The Cowgirls open up play at the 2015 Mountain West Tournament tonight against the Air Force Falcons. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. MT at the Thomas and Mack Center.