McKenna Hofschild is putting her name down in the Colorado State history books.

The senior guard has been lighting up scoreboards and helping her Rams women’s basketball team to a 16-8 record all season long.

In fact, she’s been so hot lately, Hofschild just won Mountain West Player of the Week for the third time this season. While leading CSU to two wins, she averaged 23 points and 9.5 assists, including a double-double (21 points, 10 assists) in a victory over Utah State.

On the heels of that Player of the Week honor, Hofschild was also named a semi-finalist for Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year.

Here’s where Hofschild ranks among the Mountain West: First in scoring (21.6 points per game), first in assist/turnover ratio (4.15), first in assists (177) and first in assists per game (7.4).

And it’s not just that she’s dominating her own conference, but many of those numbers rank nationally in the top-10 as well.

For instance, her assist/turnover ratio is best in the entire nation, and her total assists are fifth-most. Continuing down the list, she’s No. 4 in the country in assists per game and No. 10 in points per game.

On top of all that, Hofschild is on pace to become only the second player in the HHS Era to post a 50% field goal percentage, 50% 3-point percentage and 80% free throw percentage per Her Hoops Stats. That’s incredible.

Among the 10 semi-finalists for the Player of the Year award, four are guards. And when comparing stats, it’s difficult to argue Hofschild isn’t the best guard from a mid-major in the country this year. She has more assists than all of them by far and is a better scorer than all but Keishana Washington of Drexel.

To be named to the semi-finalist list, and to be playing as sensationally as she has been is continuing the legend of Colorado State great Becky Hammon. Who, ironically, the award is named for. Hammon was a three-time All-American at CSU when she played from 1996-1999, set the Western Athletic Conference scoring record and led the Rams to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the 1999 NCAA Tournament.

Becky Hammon was not only the greatest women’s basketball player at Colorado State history, she was a superstar in the WNBA and has gone on to become the first woman assistant coach in NBA history. Just adding to her never-ending resume, the former Ram was named the Las Vegas Aces’ head coach in 2022 and became the first-ever rookie head coach to lead a team to a WNBA championship.

Ironically, Hammon (5’6″) and Hofschild (5’5″) are not only similar in stature and play the same position, but the current Rams star has a chance to take Hammon’s record for career assists this season. Hammon’s 538 career assists are a Colorado State record and Hofschild is 32 assists away from becoming the all-time leader.

With five games to go, and averaging 7.4 assists per game, Hofschild only needs to hit that average to take the lead. More remarkable: Hammon played four years at CSU, this is only Hofschild’s third year in Fort Collins.

Enjoy these partial season highlights posted by Courtside Films and retweeted by Hofschild. Notice her incredible passing ability — including no-look passes — and the way she can control her body around much bigger defenders for buckets.

The 10 semi-finalists for Becky Hammon Mid Major Player of the Year are:

McKenna Hofschild, Colorado St., Sr., G
Abbey Hsu, Columbia, Jr., G
Keishana Washington, Drexel, Gr., G
Yvonne Ejim, Gonzaga, Jr., F
Kiki Jefferson, James Madison, Sr., G
Sam Breen, Massachusetts, Gr., F
Alex Fowler, Portland, Jr., F
Myah Selland, South Dakota St., R-Sr., F
Desi-Rae Young, UNLV, Jr., C
Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, USF, R-Sr., F

The 16-8 (9-4 MW) Rams play Fresno State (8-18, 1-12 MW) tonight with a 5 p.m. MT tip-off in Fresno. Rams fans have two more times to see her play in person, on Saturday, Feb. 18 vs. Air Force (1 p.m. MT) and Tuesday, Feb. 28 vs. Boise State (6:30 p.m. MT).