KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fort Hays State’s Tatyana Legette has been named MIAA Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week, announced Monday by the league office. It is the first weekly honor for the Tigers since current graduate assistant coach Paige Lunsford picked up the honor in January 2016.
Legette posted a pair of strong performances during the weekend, helping the Tigers move to 4-0. The junior averaged a double-double against a pair of Division II opponents, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds for the week while adding nine assists, four blocks and four steals.
The Topeka native knocked down 7-of-9 shots against UC-Colorado Springs, leading the Tigers with 19 points and seven rebounds in the 81-51 victory. The forward also contributed two assists, two blocks and one steal against UCCS.
Legette followed that up with her seventh career double-double, picking up 17 points and 15 rebounds in a win against Newman. It was the first 15-15 performance for a Tiger since 2015 (Kate Lehman). While her scoring and rebounding were impressive on their own, Legette added a career-high seven assists, two blocks and three steals.
Legette and the Tigers will return to action this weekend when they face off with Sterling Saturday (Nov. 25) at 5:30 p.m. inside Gross Memorial Coliseum.