Our Wyoming Cowgirls had to show how tough they really are this past weekend. The University of Wyoming Volleyball team’s vehicle was robbed at a Las Vegas restaurant as the team ate dinner on Oct. 5, the night before the Cowgirls played UNLV, yet they still went out and made us proud. We would not wish this story even on a rival.

The team came out to to the parking lot to find a window smashed, and to not find personal items like wallets, credit cards, dorm keys, personal car keys, and volleyball gear--pretty much everything. However your day has gone, maybe things could be worse.

The Cowgirls coaching crew went volleyball equipment shopping the next day for morning practice, according to Wyosports.net. Meanwhile, Associate Head Coach Kristen Belzung was at the Las Vegas Police Department filing stolen property reports.

We can imagine that day being a strange one, and it likely felt demoralizing. Some people don’t show up for the next day’s work after an experience like that, but the Wyoming Cowgirls and the coaching staff are tough.

But a ray of sunshine shown in the form dominance over UNM. The Cowgirls beat the Lobos 3-0. The Cowgirls are about to face San Diego State (12-7, 4-1 MW) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Then on Saturday they will face Nevada (13-4, 4-1 MW) Saturday at 1 p.m.

Cowgirls should be shown some love not just for how good they are on the court, but also for how they handled this situation, maybe an inspiration to cowgirls everywhere in Wyoming.

You ARE Tough!