March 13, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Cowgirl junior Hanna Zavecz was among the six individuals to be selected for Region 7 this week as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in cooperation with Eastman Kodak Company, announced the finalists for the 2007 Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team for NCAA Division I. The 52 finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-America Team which will be announced on March 31.
"I'm extremely pleased with Hanna being selected to the Kodak/WBCA All-America Team," said Cowgirl head coach Joe Legerski. "She is very deserving of the honor. Besides her individual ability, she possesses a great work ethic which can take her game to the highest level."
Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as an amateur sport for women and girls.
A 6-0, forward, from Melbourne, Australia, Zavecz led the Cowgirls several categories including scoring (13.2 points per game), assists (3.6 aspg), steals (1.6 spg), blocked shots (1.3 bpg), field goal percentage (123-284, .433), free throws made (3.4 ftm) and free throw attempts (4.7 fta) during the 2006-07 season. She also ranked among the top 10 in the MWC in several categories as she finished second in blocks and three-point field goal percentage, fourth in assists, eighth in field goal percentage and ninth in scoring and steals.
Zavecz has also made her mark as one of the top players in Cowgirl history. She is a two-time First Team All-MWC selection as a sophomore and junior, while earning Second Team All-Conference during her freshman year. She earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2005-06, while recently being named to the MWC All-Tournament Team. For her career, Zavecz ranks among the Top 15 in eight of twelve career categories in school history. She ranks fourth in blocks, fifth in free throws made, sixth in free throw attempts and steals, seventh in three-point field goals made and attempts and tenth in assists. She is also one of 15 players in school history to reach the 1,000 point mark and with 1,216 points ranks tenth all-time.
Below are the NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA selections for Region 7:
Natalie Doma, Idaho State University, Jr., C, 6-3
Robyn Fairbanks, Utah Valley State College, So., C, 6-1
Andrea Lightfoot, Idaho State University, Jr., G, 5-8
Mandy Morales, University of Montana, So., G, 5-9
Adrianne Ross, TCU, Jr., G, 5-8
Hanna Zavecz, University of Wyoming, Jr., F, 6-0