University of Georgia women’s basketball sophomore Caliya Robinson has been named the SEC Player of the week. Robinson was also named the ESPNW National Player of the Week on Monday.
The Georgia sophomore has now earned four SEC weekly honors during her Lady Bulldog career after being named SEC Freshman of the Week three times last season.
“Caliya is very deserving of both awards she has received this week, and I am so proud for her,” head coach Joni Taylor said. “We are asking Caliya to continue to work hard each and every day on a consistent basis. If she does that, she can be one of the best players in our conference, which is filled with so many talented student-athletes. She has so much talent and a great ability to affect the game on both ends of the floor. We saw a glimpse of that over the past two games, and I look forward to watching her continue to improve game-in and game-out.”
On Monday, Robinson became just the second Lady Bulldog all-time to win the ESPNW National Player of the Week honor, joining Kedra Holland-Corn, who earned the distinction in 1997.
That honor followed a tremendous week for the Marietta native, who averaged 24.5 points and 7.5 rebounds, while shooting a blistering 71-percent from the floor, in wins against Arkansas and Tennessee. Against the Lady Vols, Robinson finished just two points shy of her career high with a team-high 28-point effort.
The performance against Tennessee followed just days after Robinson came close to recording the program’s fourth all-time triple-double with 20 points, nine rebounds and a career-best seven blocks at Arkansas.
This week, Robinson and the Lady Bulldogs host Kentucky at 7 p.m. ET Thursday inside Stegeman Coliseum.