Oct. 13, 2008
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
The Mountain West Conference announced on Monday from Las Vegas its 10th Anniversary Women's Basketball Team, as selected by a combined panel of media, institutional and conference personnel, as well as an online fan poll.
The University of Wyoming Cowgirls placed three-time All-MWC First Team selection Hanna Zavecz on the ten-player team.
In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must have been a first-team all-Mountain West selection at least once in their careers.
A 6-0, forward, from Melbourne, Australia, Zavecz led the Cowgirls in five categories her senior year, 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 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 also made her mark as one of the top players in Cowgirl history. She was a two-time State Farm Coaches' All-America Team selection and was recognized by the Associated Press by earning Honorable Mention All-America accolades this past season. She was 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 in 2007. 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.
Anniversary teams will be chosen for each of the 19 conference-sponsored sports during the 2008-09 seasons in celebration of the Mountain West's 10th anniversary.
|Mountain West Women's Basketball 10th Anniversary Team|
|Player||School||Years Played in MWC||First-Team All-Conference|
|Jordan Adams||New Mexico||1999-2003||2002-03|
|Linda Fröhlich||UNLV||1999-2002||1999-00; 2000-01; 2001-02|
|Constance Jinks||UNLV||1999-2003||2001-02; 2002-03|
|Dionne Marsh||New Mexico||2004-2008||2005-06; 2007-08|
|Sherry McCracklin||UNLV||2001-2004; 2005-2006||2003-04; 2005-06|
|Kim Smith||Utah||2002-2006||2002-03; 2003-04; 2004-05; 2005-06|
|Shona Thorburn||Utah||2002-2006||2004-05; 2005-06|
|Erin Thorn||BYU||1999-2003||2000-01; 2001-02; 2002-03|
|Hanna Zavecz||Wyoming||2004-2008||2005-06; 2006-07; 2007-08|
|Bold indicates MWC Player of the Year selection|