May 1, 2024 |

Photo – Payton Muma in her Gonzaga uniform – Courtesy 

You remember Chad Muma. As a junior at the University of Wyoming, Muma led the Cowboys with 17 tackles, eight for losses and three sacks. He’s the linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but this story is not about him.

His sister, Payton Muma is transferring to UW to play basketball after three years with Gonzaga.  Wyoming Cowgirl Women’s Basketball Head Coach Heather Ezell made the announcement on Tuesday.

After three seasons at Gonzaga, Muma is transferring to Laramie.  The Colorado native played in 33 games the last two seasons after redshirting in 2021-22.  In 2022-23, Muma appeared in 30 contests and averaged 1.4 points per game while averaging just under one assist per contest. Muma appeared in three games this season.

A two-time Colorado 5A All-State selection, Muma helped lead Highlands Ranch High School to three consecutive Final Four trips at the state tournament. In her final season at HRHS, Muma averaged 19.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.6 steals per game. According to Prep Girl Hoops, Muma was the No. 2 ranked player in the state of Colorado in the 2021 recruiting class.

Muma’s parents, Ty and Kara both attended UW, as did her grandfather, Rick Desmarais and her brother, Chad. Ty and Rick both played football for the Cowboys, while Chad was an All-Mountain West linebacker for the Pokes, as well.

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