* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming forward Hunter Thompson had been named to the College Sports Communicators Men’s Basketball Academic All-District Team. It is the first time he has earned the honor in his career. He is currently in a master’s program in health services.

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The 2022-23 Academic All-District® Men’s and Women's Basketball Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. The CSC Academic All-America® program separately recognizes basketball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA — for each gender.


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Thompson, a Pine Bluffs native, has appeared in 22 games with 22 starts this season. He adds 6.7 points per game and leads the Cowboys in rebounding with  5.1 per night. Thompson has appeared in 132 games at Wyoming, tying for second all-time in program history. He has knocked down 172 career three-pointers, a number that ranks fourth all-time at Wyoming.

The 6-foot-10, 230-pound forward has netted double-figures in four games this season, including an 18-point night against Fresno State in an 85-62 victory inside the Arena-Auditorium. Thompson was 6-of-10 from the field that night and splashed four triples.

Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid March. The CSC Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed at the links above.

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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.

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