Paige Robinson named an Academic All-American

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury Lady Panthers guard Paige Robinson has been named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA, the national organization of collegiate sports information directors. The junior from Bethany, Illinois, was a Second Team Academic All-American selection.
 
The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. Only five players are selected for a First, Second, and Third team for a total of just 15 student-athletes in NCAA-II women’s basketball chosen for the award.
 
Earlier this year, Robinson was named the NCAA-II Player of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and won the Ron Lenz Award as the national Player of the Year in D-II by the D2CCA. She was also the Player of the Year in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and led the league in scoring, averaging 21.2 points per game. Robinson also averaged 5.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting .510 from the floor, .361 from three-point range, and .806 from the free-throw line. She posted only the second triple-double in program history when she put up 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists against Missouri S&T on Dec. 18.
 
During the postseason, Robinson was also named the Most Outstanding Player in the GLVC Tournament, was the Most Valuable Player in the NCAA-II Midwest Regional Tournament, and was named to the NCAA-II Elite Eight team.
 
Robinson was also named a First Team Academic All-District selection earlier this month. She is a Marketing major with a 3.52 grade point average. 
 
The Lady Panthers finished the year as the NCAA-II Runner-up, won the Midwest Regional Tournament for the second straight tournament, won their fifth straight GLVC championship, and finished the year 24-2.
 
Paige Robinson’s 2020-21 Awards
Second Team Academic All-American (CoSIDA)
First Team Academic All-District (CoSIDA)
Ron Lenz Award, NCAA-II Player of the Year (D2CCA)
First Team All-American (D2CCA)
NCAA-II Player of the Year (WBCA)
First Team All-American (WBCA)
All-Elite Eight Tournament Team Selection, NCAA-II Women’s Basketball Championship
Most Valuable Player, NCAA-II Midwest Regional Tournament
Most Valuable Player, GLVC Tournament
GLVC Player of the Year
First Team All-GLVC (unanimous selection)
GLVC Player of the Week (Feb. 22-28)
GLVC Player of the Week (Dec. 21-27)
GLVC Player of the Week (Nov. 39- Dec. 4)
 
Paige Robinson Career Awards
First Team All-GLVC (2020)
GLVC All-Tournament Team (2020)
GLVC All-Academic Team (2020)
GLVC Freshman of the Year (2019)
First Team All-GLVC (2019)
GLVC All-Freshman Team (2019)
Second Team All-Midwest Region, D2CCA (2019)
GLVC All-Tournament Team (2019)
GLVC Player of the Week, Nov. 27-Dec. 2 (2018-19)
 
 
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