Robinson Earns Pair Of Weekly Awards
Dec. 6, 2010
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass women's basketball sophomore forward Shakia Robinson was recognized for her performance on the court last week as she was named both co-Atlantic 10 Player of the Week and co-UMass Athlete of the week, sharing the honor with Derek Hursch of the men's swimming team. Both awards were announced on Monday.
Robinson shared her Atlantic 10 honor with Xavier's Amber Harris after averaging 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and shooting 18-for-35 (72%) in a 1-1 week for the Minutewomen. It marks the first conference Player of the Week honor for UMass since Kate Mills was recognized by the league on Feb. 11, 2008.
In the Minutewomen's first victory of the season, a 78-55 win over Brown last Wednesday, Robinson contributed 18 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes on the floor to go along with two steals.
She followed up with her first career double-double on Sunday against Boston College, logging a team-leading 25 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 78.6% from the floor (11-for-14) and playing a career-high 39 minutes.
Robinson currently leads the Minutewomen in scoring (13.8 ppg) and rebounding (12.6 rpg) on the season and ranks 21st in the country with a 58.2 field goal percentage.