University of Wyoming sophomore Kimmy Burbank was chosen as the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for women's soccer.

Burbank scored both Cowgirl goals in a 2-1 win over Kansas last Friday. It marked the first time in her career she tallied twice in a match. Both goals were headers off set pieces.

To earn the honor Burbank said,

"I'm super excited right now. It feels amazing; just for the whole team, too; it's just an awesome recognition."

Wyoming head coach Pete Cuadrado said, “It’s nice to see success for a girl that works hard to be dominant in the air. She really tries hard to put herself in the right places.”

Burbank is tied for the team lead with three goals on the season. She leads UW in shot percentage at .500 and has accumulated 305 minutes of playing time.

This marks the first time Burbank has won Defensive Player of the Week honors. The last Cowgirl to win the Defensive Player of the Week award was Courtney Merkle in 2012.