* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- For the third time this season, Wyoming’s Allyson Fertig has been named the Mountain West’s Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.

Fertig also earned the honor Nov. 29 and Jan. 3 this season.

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Fertig, a Glendo native, averaged 15.5 points, seven rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game this past week as the Cowgirls went 2-0 with wins over Boise State and Nevada at home. Fertig shot 13-for-19 (68.4-percent) from the floor in the two games and went a perfect 5-for-5 at the free-throw line.

Fertig closed the week by recording her fifth double-double of the season in Wyoming’s 62-53 victory over Nevada as she scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed a game-best 11 rebounds in the contest.

Fertig shot 11-for-17 in the win and had a pair of blocks. Fertig grabbed eight offensive boards on the day as the Cowgirls collected 16 overall as a team, leading to 20 second-chance points in the victory.

On the season, Fertig is averaging 10.9 points and nearly seven rebounds per game on 54-percent shooting from the floor. Her and the rest of the Cowgirls hit the road this week as they travel to face Air Force (Feb. 2) and New Mexico (Feb. 5).

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