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University of Wyoming senior Reed Copeland capped an impressive weekend by being named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Copeland had 28 blocks and 24 kills to help the Cowgirls (8-1) to a 3-0 showing at the UniWyo Invite. UW swept Binghamton and Murray State and defeated Arizona State 3-1. Copeland had 11 blocks and 11 kills against the Sun Devils.

Copeland, along with Cori Aafedt and tournament MVP Halie McArdle, was named to the UniWyo all-tournament team.

Wyoming concludes the non-conference portion of its schedule beginning Thursday when it travels to Ames, Iowa, for the Cyclone Classic.

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Sports Editor

Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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