* University of Wyoming press release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., – Allyson Fertig has been named this week’s Mountain West Player of the Week, announced Monday by the league office. It is the second honor this season for Fertig, who was also named player of the week Jan. 30.

Fertig, a sophomore center from Glendo, averaged 22 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists per game on 20-of-29 (69-percent) shooting from the floor in the Cowgirls’ two games at New Mexico and San Diego State.

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Fertig opened the week by tying a career-high with 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting at UNM. She also pulled down a team-leading nine rebounds and had three blocks in the contest. Fertig finished the week with 20 points, nine boards, three blocks and tied a career-high with four assists in Wyoming’s comeback victory at San Diego State.

In her last four games, Fertig is averaging just under 21 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game while shooting nearly 80-percent from the field.

Fertig, a former standout at Douglas High School, was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year last season after averaging 10.5 points per game to go along with 8.7 rebounds. Five times Fertig was named the league's freshman of the week. She was also named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.

The former four-time All-State selection led DHS to three state championships in high school. Fertig was also a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Wyoming.

Fertig and the rest of the Cowgirls close out the regular season this week with a pair of home contests beginning Thursday night at 6:30 when Nevada comes to town.

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