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University of Wyoming’s Malene Pedersen named Conference Freshman of the Week for second time

Malene Pedersen puts up a shot in her team's win over Kansas City. (via Wyoming Cowgirls Basketball Twitter)

LARAMIE, Wyo. — For the second time this season, University of Wyoming women’s basketball player Malene Pedersen has been named the Mountain West Freshman of the Week.

Pedersen, who also took home the award Dec. 12, scored 19 points on efficient 7-of-9 shooting in Wyoming’s 78-69 win over New Mexico on Jan. 5. Pedersen was also 2-of-3 from 3-point range in the contest, and also added three free throws and three rebounds.

For the season, Pedersen is third on the team averaging 9.9 points per game, while her 13.7 points per game during conference play is second-best on the squad.

Pedersen and the rest of the Cowgirls embark on a three-game road trip this week, beginning Wednesday at Air Force.