For the first time this season, Wyoming forward Kayla Woodward has earned Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors for games played from Dec. 17-23, 2012.

It is the third MW weekly accolade of her career and she won it twice in a 3 week span last season, from late January to early February 2012.

Woodward, a sophomore from Sheridan Wyo., led the Cowgirls to a 64-61 road win at Ball State in Wyoming's only game of the week on Tuesday.

Woodward scored a team-high 16 points and seven rebounds, shooting a season-high 7-10 (70.0 percent) from the field and 2-3 (66.7 percent) from beyond the arc.

She scored the first seven points of the game and five of the first eight points of the second half regaining a five-point advantage, 35-30.

Later in the half, Woodward hit a 3-point field goal to give the Cowgirls their biggest lead of the game, 51-42.

Woodward also pitched in three assists, a block and a steal.

She is also the 2011 Milward-Simpson Award winner.

Some Information Courtesy: Univ of Wyoming Athletic Department