Athens --- Georgia's Angel Robinson, a 6-5, forward from Marietta, Ga., was named the SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday after leading the Lady Bulldogs to wins over Savannah State and TCU.
Robinson becomes the third different Lady Bulldog freshman to receive the accolade in just six weeks this season. Ashley Houts was tabbed on Nov. 13 and Dec. 4, and Christy Marshall was chosen on Nov. 20. They represent the first trio of teammates to be honored in a single season. The league office began naming an SEC Freshman of the Week just last season.
Robinson averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while connecting on 66.7 percent of her field goal attempts in victories over Savannah State last Friday and TCU on Sunday. Against Savannah State, she established a career high for assists and equaled her career high for blocks. Versus TCU, Robinson equaled her career highs for points, rebounds, assists and steals and equaled her career-best for blocked shots.
"The great thing about Angel - the best thing about Angel - is not the way she played last week but the way she can play this week," Andy Landers said. "She's got an awful lot of potential and an awful lot of ability that hasn't yet been tapped and channeled in the direction we need to channel it in."
Georgia is 9-1 on the season and is ranked No. 10 and No. 11 in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches and Associated Press polls. The Lady Bulldogs will complete the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule with road games at George Mason on Wednesday and Richmond on Thursday. Landers enters this week with 748 career victories, two shy of 750 wins.