May 30, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Brought on by a tremendous run through the 2007 Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) and ultimately winning the postseason WNIT Title, the University of Wyoming women's basketball program improved their home attendance from a year ago and has received national recognition.
In 2006-07, the Cowgirls finished second amongst Division I institutions with one of the largest increases from the previous season. They averaged 1,699 during the 2005-06 season compared to 4,638 this past season, which was an average change of 2,939. Wyoming also finished 22nd among NCAA attendance leaders.
During the year, several record crowds came to the Double AA to witness the Cowgirls' run, including 15,462 in the Championship Game against the Wisconsin Badgers. It was the second largest crowd ever to see a game in the Arena Auditorium. In all, the Cowgirls totaled 52,541 fans during the post-season for an average of 8,757 fans. The best regular season showing was 5,025 against Colorado State (2/25/07).
Wyoming finished with a 27-9 overall record and 11-5 in the Mountain West Conference. Junior Hanna Zavecz earned First Team All-Conference for the second year in a row, while forward Justyna Podziemska was named to Second Team All-Conference and garnered Newcomer of the Year honors in her first season with the Cowgirls.