Caliya Robinson Named To 2019 Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year Midseason Watch List

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Caliya Robinson Named To 2019 Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year Midseason Watch List

Caliya Robinson

Caliya Robinson, a senior forward on the Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball team, is one of 15 players from across the country to be named to the 2019 Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year Midseason Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Friday. 

Th Marietta, Georgia native is the Southeastern Conference’s active career blocked shots leader with 261 — a mark that is just 37 shy of setting the  Georgia school record, which is currently held by Tawana McDonald (297 blocks from 1998-2002). 

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Robinson paces the Lady Bulldogs in both scoring and rebounding this year with 13.7 ppg and 7.8 rpg. She has scored in double figures in 14 of 19 games and has three or more blocks in seven contests this season. 

Below is the complete list of players on the midseason watch list. 

NAMECLASSPOSITIONSCHOOLCONFERENCE
Kristine AnigweSr. C/FCaliforniaPac-12
Shakira AustinFr.FMarylandBig Ten
Chastadie BarrsSr. GLamarSouthland
Kenisha BellSr. GMinnesotaBig Ten
Kalani BrownSr. CBaylorBig 12
Lauren CoxJr.FBaylorBig 12
Channon FlukerSr. CCSUNBig West
Megan GustafsonSr. FIowa Big Ten
Ae’Rianna HarrisJr.FPurdueBig Ten
Anriel HowardSr. FMississippi StateSEC
Regan MagaritySr. FVirginia TechACC
Teaira McCowanSr. CMississippi StateSEC
Taylor MurraySr. GKentucky SEC
Caliya RobinsonSr. FGeorgiaSEC
Brianna TurnerSr. FNotre DameACC

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