Roberts Named MW Women’s Hoops Player of Week

photo courtesy of UW Athletics Department

by staff–5 Dec ’16

For the first time in her career, guard Liv Roberts has been selected as the Mountain West Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played from Nov. 28-Dec. 4. She is the first player since Dec. 14, 2015 when Marquelle Dent won the award.

Roberts, a 5-11 junior from Missoula, Mont., led the Cowgirls to a 2-0 mark this past weekend with victories over Southern Utah and South Dakota. Wyoming improved to 6-2 on the season and is a perfect 6-0 at home. She averaged a double-double over two contests with 20 points and ten rebounds. Roberts shot 11-of-20 (.550) from the field and 16-of-21 (.762) from the free throw line. She also added six assists while averaging 37.0 per game.

Against the Thunderbirds, she recorded a career-high 21 points while adding eight rebounds and tied a career-high with four assists. She was 6-of-10 (.600) from the field and 8-of-10 (.800) from the free throw line. Followed that up with her first double-double of the season with 19 points and a career-high 12 boards. Roberts has recorded double-digits in six contests including the last five in a row.

Wyoming will play its final home non-conference game on Friday against the Idaho Vandals before facing Montana and Colorado on the road. Friday’s game time is set for 6:30 p.m. MT in the Arena-Auditorium.