April 4, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
For the first time in her career, Wyoming senior Hanna Zavecz was recognized by the Associated Press by earning Honorable Mention All-America accolades.
Last month, she was among four individuals to be selected as a regional finalist to the 2008 State Farm Coaches' All-America Basketball Team.
A 6-0, forward, from Melbourne, Australia, Zavecz led the Cowgirls in several categories including scoring (13.9 points per game), rebounds (6.1 rpg), assists (3.6 aspg), steals (1.6 spg), blocked shots (1.6 bpg) during the 2007-08 season. She shot .408 (561-1375 (.408) from the field, .703 (468-666) from the free throw line and .332 (146-440) from beyond the arc. She also ranked among the Top 15 in the MWC in several categories as she finished second in blocks, fourth in assist/turnover ratio, fifth in assists, seventh in scoring, 11th in steals and 12th in rebounding.
Zavecz has made her mark as one of the top players in Cowgirl history. She is a three-time First Team All-MWC selection, while earning Second Team All-Conference during her freshman year. She earned Defensive Player of the Year honors twice and was named the MVP of the WNIT Tournament a year ago. For her career, Zavecz ranks among the Top 10 in 12 career categories in school history. She ranks second in free throws made, attempts, assists blocked shots and steals, fifth in three-point field goal attempts, field goal attempts, sixth in three point field goals made, seventh in field goals made and ninth in rebounds. She is also one of 16 players in school history to reach the 1,000 point mark and with 1,736 points ranks fourth all-time.
The AP First Team included Candace Parker (Tennessee), Courtney Paris (Oklahoma), Candice Wiggins (Stanford), Sylvia Fowles (LSU) and Maya Moore (Connecticut).