Fort Hays State women's basketball junior Tatyana Legette has been named MIAA women's basketball athlete of the week for the second time this season, announced Monday by the league office.
The forward averaged 23.5 points per game in two wins for the Tigers last week, dropping in 22 points against Nebraska-Kearney before posting a career-high 25 points against Southwest Baptist. Legette added 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in the OT win against the Bearcats, picking up her sixth double-double of the season. The Topeka native hit 65.5 percent of her shots for the week (19-for-29), raising her field goal rate this season to 60.0 percent, tops in the league and tenth nationally.
Legette previously earned the award after the second week of the season, making her one of three individuals to pick up the honor multiple times this season. Fort Hays State has now earned three player of the week accolades (Kacey Kennett), tied for the most for any team in the MIAA this season (Lindenwood).
The Tigers will open postseason play on Thursday, when they take on the winner of Emporia State and Northeastern State in the quarterfinals of the MIAA Tournament. Opening tip is set for noon from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.