Three Lobos Named All-Mountain West Conference
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/06/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 6, 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West Conference announced its 2005-06 women's basketball awards today. The league's nine women's head coaches picked the all-conference teams, as well as the coach, player, newcomer and defensive awards. The University of New Mexico women's basketball team placed one player on each of the three teams.

Sophomore Dionne Marsh was named first team All-MWC. Marsh leads New Mexico in scoring at 15.4 ppg. and is third in rebounding at 4.6 rpg. In MWC play Marsh has posted similar numbers at 15.4 ppg. and 4.6 rpg. Marsh has led the Lobos in 16 times this season and has scored in double figures 25 times this season. Marsh is the single season leader in UNM history in free throws made and attempted at 153-213. Marsh was a third team selection last season and a preseason first team selection this season.

Junior guard Katie Montgomery was named second team All-MWC. Montgomery is second on the team in scoring and rebounding at 10.9 ppg. and 4.7 rpg. and is first in assists at 3.4 apg. In MWC play, Montgomery has shot an outstanding 48.2 percent from the field and an even better 51.3 percent from the 3-point line. Montgomery currently leads the country in 3-point field goal percentage at 48.6 percent and is fourth in the country in assists to turnover ratio at 2.68. Montgomery was an honorable mention all-conference member last year.

Senior guard Abbie Letz was named third team All-MWC. Letz leads the Lobos in rebounding at 7.5 rpg., is third on the team in scoring at 10.4 ppg. and is second in assists at 2.5 apg. Letz leads the team in double-doubles this season with six, while only posting one in her first three seasons. In the MWC, Letz ranks third in rebounding and 10th in 3-point field goal percentage. This is Letz first all-conference honor.

2005-06 MWC Awards and All-Conference Teams:

First Team All-Mountain West Conference:

^Ambrosia Anderson, BYU, Sr., 6-2, F

^**Kim Smith, Utah, Sr., 6-1, F

Dionne Marsh, New Mexico, So., 6-1, F

*Shona Thorburn, Utah, Sr., 5-11, G

*Sherry McCracklin, UNLV, Sr., 6-2, F

Hanna Zavecz, Wyoming, So., 6-0, F

Second Team All-Mountain West Conference:

Natasha Lacy, TCU, Jr., 5-10, G

Katie Montgomery, New Mexico, Jr., 5-10, G

Dani Kubik, BYU, Jr., 6-3, C

Sheena Moore, UNLV, Sr., 5-7, G

Third Team All-Mountain West Conference:

Adrianne Ross, TCU, So., 5-8, G

Abbie Letz, New Mexico, Sr., 6-1, G

Melissa Dennett, Colorado State, Sr., 6-2, F

Alecia Steele, Air Force, So., 6-0, F

Jodi Bolerjack, Wyoming, So., 5-9, G

Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference:

Mallary Gillespie, BYU, So., 5-10, G

Erin Hicks, Wyoming, Sr., 5-9, G

Michelle Strawberry, San Diego State, Sr., 5-10, F

Ashley Davis, TCU, Jr., 6-0, F

Lorie Butler-Rayford, TCU, So., 5-11, F

Melinda Johnsen, BYU, Jr., 5-10, G

Jennie Keele, BYU, Jr., 5-10, G

Co-Players of the Year:

Ambrosia Anderson, BYU

Kim Smith, Utah

Newcomer of the Year:

Megan McGuffey, Wyoming

Defensive Player of the Year:

Hanna Zavecz, Wyoming

Coach of the Year:

Jeff Judkins, BYU

^--Unanimous Selection

*--Two Time First-Team Selection

**--Four Time First Team Selection

Note: McCracklin was a First-Team Selection in 2003-04 and in 2005-06. She did not play in 2004-05.