Mariah Forde Named To MW All-Freshman Team
March 6, 2017

Mariah Forde of Air Force women’s basketball was named to the 2016-17 Mountain West All-Freshman Team, announced by the conference office today prior to the beginning of the 2017 Mountain West Basketball Championship, running March 6-10, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Forde is Air Force’s leading scorer, averaging 10.9 points per game. She is the leading freshman scorer in the conference. Forde, a native of Belen, NM, also leads all conference freshmen with 54 three’s made and an 85.4 free throw shooting percentage. The guard is Air Force’s all-time freshman record holder for most three’s made in a season ranks second with 306 points scored in the Div. I era (nine points behind record). Her 85.4 free throw percentage currently ranks fifth in the Div. I era at Air Force as well.

Air Force opens play this evening at the championship. As the 11th-seed, the Falcons face sixth-seeded Utah State. Tip time is approximately 7 pm PT.

2016-17 All-Mountain West Honors

All-Mountain West Team

#Brooke Pahukoa, Sr., G, Boise State

Elin Gustavsson, Sr., F, Colorado State

#!^Ellen Nystrom, Sr., G, Colorado State

#Bego Faz Davalos, Jr., C, Fresno State

#Cherise Beynon, Jr., G, New Mexico


 

 

Richelle van der Keijl, Sr., F/C, New Mexico

McKynzie Fort, Jr., G, San Diego State

#Dezz Ramos, Sr., G, San José State

Dakota Gonzalez, Jr., G, UNLV

Liv Roberts, Jr., G, Wyoming

 

Honorable Mention

Marijke Vanderschaaf, So., C, Boise State

Candice White, So., G, Fresno State

Stephanie Schmid, Sr., G, Nevada

Brooke Johnson, Jr., G, UNLV

Rachel Brewster, So., G, Utah State

 

All-Defensive Team

#^Ellen Nystrom, Sr., G, Colorado State

#Bego Faz Davalos, So., C, Fresno State

Cherise Beynon, Jr., G, New Mexico

Brooke Johnson, Jr., G, UNLV

Liv Roberts, Jr., G, Wyoming

 

All-Freshman Team

Mariah Forde, Fr., G, Air Force

Riley Lupfer, Fr., G, Boise State

Mykiel Burleson, Fr., G, New Mexico

Shannon Dufficy, Fr., F, Utah State

Eliza West, Fr., G, Utah State

Taylor Rusk, Fr., F, Wyoming

Player of the Year: Ellen Nystrom, Sr., G, Colorado State#

Defensive Player of the Year: Bego Faz Davalos, Jr., C, Fresno State#

Newcomer of the Year: Richelle van der Keijl, Sr., F/C, New Mexico

Freshman of the Year: Eliza West, Fr., G, Utah State

Sixth Player of the Year: Marta Gomez, So., F, Wyoming

Coach of the Year: Joe Legerski, Wyoming

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