*Courtesy Wyoming Media Relations
LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 7, 2014) -- Junior Kayla Woodward was selected to the 2014 WBCA Division I Coaches’ Honorable Mention All-America Team. It’s the first such honor of her career and is one of five Cowgirls in school history to earn the award.
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the awards Saturday in a ceremony held at the Bridgestone Arena during the 2014 NCAA® Women’s Final Four® Super Saturday festivities. The 10-member team was decided from a group of 52 finalists by the selection committee at an in-person meeting held during the 2014 WBCA National Convention.
Last month, she was among four individuals to be selected as a regional finalist to the WBCA All-Region VII Team.
A 5-11, forward from Sheridan, Wyo., Woodward led the Cowgirls in scoring (16.7 ppg), minutes played (35.5 mpg), field goals made (6.2 fgm) and attempts (15.3 fga). She shot 40.4 percentage (191-473) from the field and a team high 38.0 percent (79-208) from beyond the arc. In league games, she averaged a team high 16.7 points while shooting 40.9 percent (108-264) from the field and 41.9 percent (52-124) from beyond the arc. She also ranked among the Top 10 in five Mountain West categories both overall and in league play. This season, she was also honored as Mountain West Player of the Week once.
She was a 2014 First Team All-Mountain West selection and named to the MW Championships All-Tournament team for the second straight year. As a sophomore, she earned Second Team All-Conference honors and was Third Team during her freshman campaign. Woodward is ranked among the Top 15 in eight categories in school history. She is sixth in three-point field goals made, attempts and percentage, seventh in free throw percentage, 11th in field goals made and attempts, 12th in points and 15th in rebounding. This season, she reached 1,000 points for career, one of 22 players in school history, and with 1,321 points ranks 12th all-time. Woodward has also recorded 70 double-figure scoring games, 12 double-figure rebounding games and 12 career double-doubles.
The First Team included Stefanie Dolson (Connecticut), Bria Hartley (Connecticut), Jordan Hooper (Nebraska), Jewell Lloyd (Notre Dame), Kayla McBride (Notre Dame), Tiffany Mitchell (South Carolina), Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford), Odyssey Sims (Baylor), Breanna Stewart (Connecticut) and Alyssa Thomas (Maryland).