WBB: Robinson Named State of Georgia Player of the Year

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WBB: Robinson Named State of Georgia Player of the Year

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Caliya Robinson, who just finished her senior season on the Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball team, has been named the state of Georgia College Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. 

The Marietta, Georgia native finished her four-year career second in Lady Bulldog history with 292 career blocks and ninth in rebounds with 874 boards. She is one of just five Georgia players in program history — joining Katrina McClain, Tracy Henderson, Tawana McDonald and Angel Robinson —  to score over 1,000 career points, record over 800 rebounds and block over 200 shots. 

Caliya Robinson

“Caliya has meant so much to this program over the last four years,” head coach Joni Taylor said. “This state has unbelievable talent, and I want to thank the Atlanta Tipoff Club for recognizing Caliya. I know she is thrilled to receive this honor. She has such a bright future, and I look forward to being her biggest fan as she gets ready for what’s ahead.”

Robinson is a two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection, earning first-team accolades this past season. The 6-foot-3 forward led the league in blocks with 2.5 per game and finished with 74 total swats for the year. Her versatility was unmatched as she ranked in the top-15 among conference leaders in points, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, total rebounds and field-goal percentage. 

Caliya Robinson

In 120 career games played, Robinson scored in doubles figures 79 times and recorded double-digit rebounds on 33 occasions. She also totaled 28 double-doubles in four seasons. 

Robinson now awaits the 2019 WNBA Draft, which takes place on April 10 in New York. 

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