Two members of the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team, Marquelle Dent and Marta Gomez, were recognized on Monday as the Mountain West announced the 2016 All-Conference Team.
Dent was named to the All-MW and All-Defensive Teams for the second year in a row while Gomez was selected to the league’s All-Freshmen Team.
“The honors for Marquelle and Marta are well deserved,” UW head coach Joe Legerski said. “Marquelle has led this team both offensively and defensively throughout the season. Her decision making in the open court is tremendous and she continues to improve in all areas defensively. Marta has a bright future in the Wyoming program. Her ability to score is as good as anyone. Her game will continue to grow.”
Dent, a senior from Denver, Colo., led the way with a team-high in points, assists and steals. She was also first on the team in minutes played, field goals and attempts. In conference games, she ranked second in minutes played, third in steals and assists, fifth in assist/turnover ratio and seventh in scoring. Dent recorded double-figures in 14 of 18 games while leading the team in assists 16 times, steals 12 times and eight times in scoring. She is ranked among the top 15 in several career categories in school history and is the only play with over 1,000 points, 500 assists and 175 steals.
A first year player with the program from Valles, Spain, Gomez started in all 18 games during conference action. She averaged 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per play. She led the team in three-point field goals made, attempts and percentage while being ranked in among the top ten in each of those categories in league games. Gomez recorded ten double-figure scoring games and one double-digit rebounding game.