Women's basketball coaches and media select Wyoming third in poll
UW ends season 20-11 overall
A Cowboy Named to the All-Defensive Team for Third-Straight Year
UW looks for tenth conference win
Wyoming reaches nine wins in the conference
Wyoming vs. Nevada
Junior (2013-14): A First Team All-Mountain West honoree in 2014, while being named to the MW Championship All-Tournament Team...was also named to the 2014 WBCA Division I Coaches' Honorable Mention All-America team and the WBCA All-Region VII team...started in 31 regular season games on the year...averaged a team high 16.7 points along with 7.1 rebounds...shot 191-473 (.404) from the field and 79-208 (.380) from beyond the arc...also added 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per contest...in league games, she averaged 16.7 points and 6.9 rebounds...shot 108-264 (.409) from the field and 52-124 (.419) from beyond the arc...ranked first in minutes played (35.5 mpg), third in three-point field goals made (2.6 tpfgm) and scoring (16.7 ppg), fifth in rebounding (7.1 rpg) and sixth in three-point field goal percentage (79-208, .380) in the MW...in league games, she ranked first in three-point field goals made (2.9 tpfgm), third in scoring (16.7 ppg), fourth in minutes played (34.7 mpg) and ninth in rebounding (6.9 rpg)...with 26 points against Nevada (1/4/14), she reached 1,000 points for her career and currently has 1,321 which is 12th all-time...tied her career high with 29 points plus ten rebounds against San Jose State (2/15/14)...averaged 23 points and nine rebounds, while shooting 17-34 (.500) from the field on her way to earning MW Player of the Week honors for the first time during the season...finished with a career high 29 points plus four assists and steals against Air Force (1/22/14)...named to the Air Force Classic All-Tournament Team...recorded her second double-double of the year with 23 points and 12 rebounds against Montana (12/17/13)...was named the MW Preseason Player of the Year and to the Preseason All-MW Team...recorded double-figures in scoring in 26 of 31 games and had six double-doubles during the season...led the team in scoring 14 times, rebounding eight times and steals 13 times.
Sophomore (2012-13): A Second Team All-Mountain West selection while being named to the MW Championships All-Tournament Team in 2013...played in 32 games with 32 starts on the season...averaged 14.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest, which was second on the team...also added 3.1 assists and a team high one steal per game...shot 169-391 (.432) from the field, 62-157 (.395) from the beyond the arc and 50-56 (.893) from the free throw line...in league games, she averaged 15.0 points and 6.4 rebounds, which was second on the team...also added 3.6 assists and 1.4 steals...shot 91-200 (.455) from the field and 31-77 (.403) from beyond the arc...ranked third in three-point field goal percentage (62-157, .395), sixth in assist to turnover ratio, three-point field goals made (1.9 tpfgm) and scoring (14.1 ppg), ninth in field goal percentage (169-391, .432) and rebounds (6.3 rpg) and tenth in assists (3.1 aspg)...in league games, she was fourth in three-point field goal percentage, fifth three-point field goals made, seventh in scoring and assists, ninth in field goal percentage and 11th in rebounding...averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals against New Mexico (1/30/13) and CSU (2/2/13) to earn MW Player of the Week honors for the second time during the year...recorded a season high 25 points and 11 rebounds along with three steals and three assists against Boise State (1/9/13)...was one assist shy of a triple double as she had 14 points, 11 rebounds and a career high nine assists against Loyola Marymount (12/29/12)...scored a team-high 16 points and seven rebounds against Ball State (12/18/12), shooting a season-high 7-10 (70.0 percent) from the field and 2-3 (66.7 percent) from beyond the arc on her way to earning MW Player of the honors for the first time on the season...recorded double-figures 26 times which included a stretch of 11 in a row...led the team in scoring 12 times and rebounding seven times...earned Academic All-MW honors for the second time.
Freshman (2011-12): A Third Team All-Mountain West selection...played in all 29 games with 28 starts in her first season...started in the first game of her career against Utah State (11/11/11)...recorded her first double-double of her career with 15 points and 10 rebounds in that game...averaged 12.1 points, which was second on the team, and 5.5 rebounds per game...shot 124-302 (.411) from the field and 64-80 (.800) from the free throw line...also had 49 assists (1.7 aspg) and a team high 39 steals (1.3 spg)...in conference games, she averaged a team high 15.2 points along with 6.4 rebounds...shot 76-158 (.481) from the field and 39-48 (.813) from the free throw line...ranked second in minutes played, eighth in three-point field goal percentage, ninth in three-point field goals made, 12th in scoring, 14th in field goal percentage and steals while in MW games she was third in three-point field goal percentage, fourth in minutes played, sixth in scoring and rebounding, seventh in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and three-point field goals made, ninth in steals and 14th in assists...scored in double-figures in 10 of 14 conference games and recorded 20 points or more in four of those...shot 11-15 (.733) and 4-5 (.800) from beyond the arc on her way to a season high 28 points and ten rebounds against Air Force (1/18/12)...followed that up with 23 points, six rebounds and two steals against Colorado State (1/21/12)...averaged 25.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.0 assists per game for the week which helped her earn Mountain West Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career...won her second MW player of the week award after averaging 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 56.0 percent (14-25) from the field and 77.8 (7-9) from the free throw line in the games against TCU (2/1/12) and UNLV (2/4/12)...led the team ten times in scoring and five times in rebounding...recorded 18 double-figure scoring games, including a stretch of nine in a row, and three rebounding games...an Academic All-Mountain West selection for the first time in her career.
High School: A three-time Wyoming All-State selection and All-Conference selection while attending Sheridan High School...was named the Co-Conference Player of the Year, while averaging 20 points and six rebounds per game in 2011...led her team to a 22-5 overall record and the runner-up spot in the Wyoming 4A State Championship...was selected to the Wyoming/Montana, Wyoming/South Dakota and Wyoming North/South All-Star Teams...earned the Milward L. Simpson award, given to the top female athlete in the state of Wyoming, in 2011 while being named the Sheridan County Player of the Year as a junior...helped her team to a 17-11 record overall and a spot in the semifinals of the Wyoming 4A State Championships game in 2010...they would fall to the eventual state champion Cheyenne East...a two-time team captain, she averaged 19.1 points and 8.3 rebounds as a junior...was coached in high school by Derek Bissitt...besides lettering in basketball, she was also a three-time letterwinner in volleyball...was a two-time All-Conference selection and was All-State as a senior...her team won the regional championship during her sophomore year...an excellent student, she was member of the National Honor Society and graduated in the Top Ten of her class with a 4.0 gpa.
Personal: Full name Kayla Denai Woodward...born March 13, 1993 in Sheridan, Wyo...is the daughter of Gene and Pamela Woodward...has two siblings, Aaron and Austin...majoring in elementary education.