Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
On The MWN: The Mountain West Network will stream every conference game on TheMW.com during the 2014-15 season.
Start Time Change: The Mountain West has announced a change in start time for the 2015 MW Women’s Basketball Championship game. Tipoff is now set for Noon PT.
Pretty In Pink: Look for a radical change in uniform color by Mountain West teams during the month of February. MW women’s basketball teams will break out the pink uniforms in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Play4Kay program. Play4Kay is an avenue of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to raise awareness and money for scientific research in the fight against women’s cancers.
- Feb. 4 - Wyoming vs. Air Force
- Feb. 11 - Fresno State vs. UNLV
- Feb. 14 - Boise State vs. Fresno State
- Feb. 14 - Colorado State vs. San Diego State
- Feb. 14 - New Mexico vs. Nevada
- Feb. 14 - UNLV vs. Air Force
- Feb. 18 - Utah State vs. San José State
- Feb. 21 - Air Force vs. Colorado State
- Feb. 21 - Nevada vs. Boise State
- Feb. 21 - San Diego State vs. San José State
- Feb. 28 - San José State vs. Nevada
Capital One Academic All-District: Three players were named to the Capital One Academic All-District teams last week. Colorado State’s Gritt Ryder and Wyoming’s Kayla Woodward earned first-team District VII honors, while San José State’s Ta’Rea Cunnigan was named to the first-team in District VIII, as announced February 5 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Leading With 5 Left: San Diego State has won 42 consecutive games and is 71-1 since the 2011-12 season when leading with 5:00 remaining in a game.
Nevada Backs Pat: February 7 was Nevada’s annual ‘We Back Pat’ game, in support of raising awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s disease research. The first 500 fans received a free purple t-shirt, while the players wore purple warm-up shirts and the coaching staff dressed in purple. Donations collected at the game went directly to the Pat Summitt Foundation.
Another Milestone On Horizon: Nevada head coach Jane Albright has a few coaching milestones coming up this season. Albright is seven shy of win No. 500 overall and four away from her 100th with the Wolf Pack. Albright will become the third Mountain West head coach with 500 or more career victories – Boise State’s Gordy Presnell - 564; and Utah State’s Jerry Finkbeiner - 513.
Freshman Blocked Shots Record: Fresno State rookie Bego Faz Davalos set a Mountain West freshman record for blocked shots in a season on January 28, passing the mark of 61 set by New Mexico’s Jordan Adams in 1999-2000. Faz Davalos now has 69 on the season and has 45 in MW action, also passing Adams’ record of 32 that season.
Mungedi Sets Rebound Record: Nevada senior Mimi Mungedi set a Mountain West single-game record with 29 rebounds against San José State in a 80-77 overtime loss for the Wolf Pack on February 7. It is also a Nevada single-game record and is tied for the 10th-best rebounding performance in NCAA Division I history.
Scoring Record Set: San José State scored a Mountain West-record 119 points in the Spartans home opener against Columbia on November 16. The previous mark was 110 by Colorado State against Stony Brook on December 28, 2002. SJSU supplemented the point total with a Mountain West-record 42 free throws made in a game, six more than the old record of 37 by Wyoming on March 28, 2007 and TCU on March 4, 2006.
WBCA Allstate Good Works Team: Julia Shelbourn of Nevada and Antiesha Brown of New Mexico were among the 93 nominees for the 2015 Allstate® WBCA Good Works Team. Shelbourn, a junior, serves as the Nevada Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) president and actively participates in community services efforts around Reno. Brown, a senior, volunteers her time with several community projects around Albuquerque including visiting the UNM Children’s Hospital and working with the Notah Begay Foundation to reduce child obesity and improve the health of Native American children.
MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK