The Mountain West Conference (MWC) announced its 2010-11 men's and women's basketball awards Monday. Six University of Wyoming athletes earned recognition with the highest honor going to Cowgirl senior Aubrey Vandiver who was chosen as the MWC Women's Player of the Year.

Vandiver was also the only unanimous first team selection. She averaged 19.6 points to lead the MWC in scoring while adding 8.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game in league play. The senior from Laramie, Wyo. recorded a league-leading six double-doubles in 16 MWC contests, including eight 20-point performances. This was Vandiver's first first-team selection after being named to the second team in 2009-10 and the third team in 2007-08.

Joining Vandiver on the First-Team All-MWC list is fellow senior Hillary Carlson from Cheyenne, Wyo. Carlson averaged 15.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in conference play while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. She led the Cowgirls in scoring four times.

Two other Cowgirls, senior Jade Kennedy and sophomore Chaundra Sewell, were recognized by the MWC by way of honorable mention.

On the men's side, two Wyoming Cowboys were listed as honorable mention. Sophomores Desmar Jackson and Amath M'baye were part of the nine player list.

The men's honors are chosen by the league's nine head coaches along with a select media panel. The women's honors are selected by the nine MWC head coaches. The full lists of awards announced today can be found below and on the Mountain West Conference website.

2010-11 All-Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Team

First-Team All-Mountain West
Jimmer Fredette, BYU, Sr.
Andy Ogide, Colorado State, Sr.
Dairese Gary, New Mexico, Sr.
D.J. Gay, San Diego State, Sr.
Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State, So.

Second Team All-Mountain West
Jackson Emery, BYU, Sr.
Drew Gordon, New Mexico, Jr.
Malcolm Thomas, San Diego State, Sr.
Tre'Von Willis, UNLV, Sr.
Will Clyburn, Utah, Jr.

Third-Team All-Mountain West
Michael Lyons, Air Force, So.
Brandon Davies, BYU, So.
Hank Thorns, TCU, Jr.
Oscar Bellfield, UNLV, Jr.
Chase Stanback, UNLV, Jr.

All-Defensive Team
Jackson Emery, BYU, Sr.
Dairese Gary, New Mexico, Sr.
Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State, So.
Malcolm Thomas, San Diego State, Sr.
David Foster, Utah, Jr.

Honorable Mention All-Mountain West
Tom Fow, Air Force, Sr.
Evan Washington, Air Force, Sr.
Noah Hartsock, BYU, Jr.
Travis Franklin, Colorado State, Sr.
Kendall Williams, New Mexico, Fr.
Billy White, San Diego State, Sr.
Josh Watkins, Utah, Jr.
Desmar Jackson, Wyoming, So.
Amath M'Baye, Wyoming, So.

Player of the Year:Jimmer Fredette, BYU, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year: Jackson Emery, BYU, Sr.
Newcomer of the Year: Drew Gordon, New Mexico, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: Kendall Williams, New Mexico, Fr.
Sixth Man of the Year: Pierce Hornung, Colorado State, So.
Co-Coaches of the Year: Dave Rose, BYU and Steve Fischer, San Diego State

2010-11 All-Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Team

First-Team All-Mountain West
Aubrey Vandiver, Wyoming, Sr.
Mindy Bonham, BYU, Sr.
Emily Carter, TCU, Sr.
Helena Sverrisdottir, TCU, Sr.
Hillary Carlson, Wyoming, Sr.

Second-Team All-Mountain West
Coriann Fraughton, BYU, Sr.
Kim Mestdagh, Colorado State, Jr.
Starr Crawford, TCU, So.
Michelle Plouffe, Utah, Fr.
Iwalani Rodrigues, Utah, So.

Third-Team All-Mountain West
Haley Hall, BYU, Sr.
Sam Martin, Colorado State, Fr.
Amanda Best, New Mexico, Sr.
Jessika Bradley, San Diego State, Sr.
Paris Johnson, San Diego State, Sr.

Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference
Jazmine Foreman, BYU, Sr.
Kristen Riley, BYU, Jr.
Jasmine Patterson, New Mexico, Fr.
Courtney Clements, San Diego State, So.
Kelli Thompson, UNLV, So.
Janita Badon, Utah, Jr.
Jade Kennedy, Wyoming, Sr.
Chaundra Sewell, Wyoming, So.

All-Defensive Team
Mindy Bonham, BYU, Sr.
Porche Torrance, New Mexico, Jr.
Paris Johnson, San Diego State, Sr.
Starr Crawford, TCU, So.
Janita Badon, Utah, Jr.

Player of the Year: Aubrey Vandiver, Wyoming, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year: Mindy Bonham, BYU, Sr.
Freshman of the Year: Michelle Plouffe, Utah, Fr.
Newcomer of the Year: Courney Clements, San Diego State, So.
6th Player of the Year: Kristen Riley, BYU, Jr.
Coach of the Year: Jeff Judkins, BYU