* University of Wyoming press release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., – A pair of Wyoming Cowgirls swept the Mountain West Player of the Week honors announced Monday by the league office.

For the third time this season, Malene Pedersen was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Week while Allyson Fertig earned the first Player of the Week honor of her career.

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Fertig, who was a five-time Freshman of the Week honoree last season, averaged a double-double in Wyoming’s two road victories over Utah State and Boise State. Fertig averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest on 57-percent shooting on the week.

In the Cowgirls’ comeback victory over Utah State, Fertig scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds while on the defensive end, she recorded three blocks and two steals. Fertig finished the week with 13 points, nine boards and a block at Boise State.

Pedersen, meanwhile, averaged 13.5 points per game and shot 10-of-21 from the field and went 5-for-8 from beyond-the-arc. Against Boise State, Pedersen scored a game-high 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting while also grabbing four rebounds. Pedersen opened the week with 10 points, four boards and three assists at Utah State.

Fertig becomes the first Cowgirl to secure Player of the Week honors this year and this is the first weekly sweep of the award for UW since February 28 of last season. Fertig, Pedersen and the rest of the Cowgirls continue action Thursday against San Jose State in a 6:30 p.m., tip at the Arena-Auditorium.

From Bison to Triceratops - All of Wyoming's Official Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. Wyoming is no different.

The Equality State, or the Cowboy State, depending on which state slogan you want to go with, has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

To be an official thing, a member of the state legislature must write and submit a bill to the legislature declaring that a thing will be the official state thing. Then the legislature votes to pass the bill, or not, if it passes, the governor signs the bill into law and we have a new official state thing.

Here is what we have so far, all of Wyoming's official things. Now you can win big on Wyo Trivia Night if that's a thing that exists.

- From Bison to Triceratops - All of Wyoming's Official Things

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