Imani Robinson Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Imani Robinson is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Robinson capped an impressive weekend for the Cardinals (13-12, 9-7 SLC) with a pair of wins over McNeese and Stephen F. Austin. In addition to averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds for the week, the Round Rock, Texas, native dished out nine assists and recorded eight steals. The award marks the first of Robinson’s career and is UIW’s first weekly honor since the 2016-17 season.Basketball Player of the Week – Imani Robinson, UIW – Sr. – Guard – Round Rock, TexasAfter pacing the Cardinals to a 72-71 win over McNeese Wednesday, Robinson led UIW to a 60-52 victory at home against the Ladyjacks with a 3-for-3 clip from beyond the arc and 20 points, marking the program’s first win over SFA. The senior posted a season-high four steals in back-to-back games against McNeese and SFA, while averaging 18.5 points for the week. Following the weekend, Robinson has now scored in double figures 16 times this season and has notched 20+ point performances on six occasions. UIW is now 13-12 overall this season, marking the program’s best record since moving to the Division I ranks in the 2013-14 season. The Cardinals’ 9-7 conference record also stands as the program’s best mark since joining the Southland.Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Amber Vidal, Lamar; Tykeria Williams, Nicholls, Faith Cook, Sam Houston State; Dalesia Booth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img

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