Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
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Colorado State sits atop the Mountain West standings at the halfway point at 8-1, just a one-game lead over a surging and youthful Boise State at 7-2. Fresno State and UNLV are tied for third at 6-3. The MW’s 11 teams will play 18 intra-league games to determine a regular-season champion and seeding for the 2014 Reese’s Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship, March 10-15, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Colorado State is off to its best start in 12 years at 16-4, winning 12 of its last 13 games.
Wyoming recorded the 600th win in program history on Jan. 29 by defeating Fresno State, 87-76.
Colorado State converted a school-record 19 three-point field goals in a 95-48 win against San Diego State on Feb. 1. It is the second-best performance in MW-only game history and third in the overall history of the league. Eight different Rams made a three-pointer in the game, led by freshman guard AJ Newton with a career-high seven.
Utah State senior Jennifer Schlott is just two assists from tying Taylor Richards’ all-time Aggie record of 371 career assists.
New Mexico head coach Yvonne Sanchez and Wyoming head coach Joe Legerski hold the distinction of coaching in the Mountain West in every season of the Conference’s existence. Sanchez was an assistant at San Diego State before moving to the New Mexico bench as an assistant/associate head coach for 11 seasons. Legerski was an assistant at former member Utah before taking over the reins at Wyoming 10 years ago. The two face off in Laramie on Feb. 5 for the second time this season.
New Mexico senior Sara Halasz is just 19 points away from becoming the 18th Lobo in program history to join the 1,000-point club.
Utah State guard Jennifer Schlott and Colorado State guard Caitlyn Duffy were named to the Capital One® Academic All-District team on Jan. 30. Schlott, representing District VIII, is a senior marketing major carrying a 3.48 grade point average, while Duffy, on the District VII squad, is a sophomore biological science major with a 3.72 gpa. Both women will move forward to the Capital One® Academic All-America ballot.
Utah State senior Jennifer Schlott has been named to the Nancy Lieberman Award watch list. The award honors the top point guard in the nation and is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Schlott leads the Mountain West with 23.9 points and 6.3 assists per game.
New Mexico senior Sara Halasz has been named an official nominee for the Allstate Good Works Team® by the Women’s Basketball Coaches of America (WBCA). Halasz is one of only 84 NCAA Division I women’s basketball student-athletes to be named a candidate for the award. The Good Works Team® honors college basketball players who represent good teamwork, community service and leadership.