University of Wyoming senior point guard Clara Tapia was named to the Academic All-America Women’s Basketball Second Team, it was announced Monday.
She moved to the finals ballot after being named first team Academic All-District VII in February. She was named a third-team academic All-American last season.
She is the first Cowgirl to earn multiple academic All-America honors.
Tapia carries a 4.0 grade point average in molecular biology and chemistry. The guard from Barcelona, Spain, has started and played in all 27 games this season for the Cowgirls. Tapia is averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 assists per game.
Tapia currently ranks 23rd in the NCAA in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.5 and enters the MW tournament with 377 career assists to rank seventh all-time within the program.
Callihan names Koetter assistant coach
UW volleyball coach Chad Callihan announced the hiring of Kaylee Koetter as assistant coach for the 2019 season on Monday.
Koetter comes to UW after serving for two years as an assistant coach at Illinois-Chicago.
During her time at UIC, Koetter helped lead the Flames to two straight seasons of 17 wins or more. Last season the Flames finished fourth in the Horizon League while reaching 10 conference wins for the first time since 2012.
In 2017, Koetter helped guide the Flames to a 17-13 overall record.
Prior to her time at UIC, Koetter served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois, University of Tampa,
Wyoming divers compete at NCAA Zone E Championships
Three Cowgirls and one Cowboy competed Monday on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards on the first day of the 2019 NCAA Zone E Championships in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Senior Ryan Russi began the competition in the 1-meter event. He scored 263.10 points in the preliminaries to place 20th and just out of the finals cut.
In the 3-meter event, senior Peyton GrandPre was the top finisher for UW with 236.05. Fellow senior CeeJay Harris followed with 212.10 and freshman McKenna Houlihan scored 185.15.
None of the Cowgirls advanced the finals.