A pair of UW athletes win Mountain West Awards

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Wyoming Cowboys punter Ralph Fawaz (27) against the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium. Photo Credit: Troy Babbitt-UW Media-Athletics

November 1, 2021 — A couple of University of Wyoming athletes were named as players of the week by the Mountain West Conference.

Cowboy Football – Wyoming freshman punter Ralph Fawaz was selected the Mountain West’s Freshman of the Week for his performance last Saturday against San Jose State. It was the second time this season that Fawaz earned the honor. He also was named Freshman of the Week for his play against Montana State in the season opener.

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Fawaz averaged 48.8 yards per punt on four punts at San Jose State last Saturday. He had three punts of 50 or more yards — 51 yards, 50 yards, and 55 yards.

Three of his punts in the first quarter kept San Jose State pinned back in their own territory, leading to a 0-0 tie at the end of the first quarter.

Fawaz’s longest punt of the day, measuring 55-yards, pinned San Jose State back at its own 14-yard line.

Wyoming’s Jamie Tatum vs. (University of Wyoming photo)

Cowgirl Soccer – University of Wyoming soccer player Jamie Tatum finished the year in style. The redshirt-junior midfielder netted two goals in the Cowgirls’ 3-1 victory over Colorado State. 

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For her efforts, Tatum was named Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week. It’s the first such honor of her career.  

Tatum finished the season with a team-high six goals and seven assists for 19 points. She has 12 goals in her career, which is tied for 12th in school history, and her nine career assists are tied for eighth in UW history.  

The Cowgirls finished the season with a 4-7 mark in the Mountain West Conference and 8-10-1 on the season.