KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fort Hays State women's basketball senior Tatyana Legette standout performance in her final two regular season home games has earned Legette her third MIAA Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week honor of the season, announced Tuesday (March 5) by the league office. It is the fifth time the forward has earned the honor in her illustrious career.
Legette did all she could to ensure the Tigers would complete the regular season undefeated at home, posting 14 points, eight rebounds four assists and two blocks in a 20-point win over Missouri Southern before recording a Senior Day performance for the ages.
Donning fellow senior Carly Heim's No. 13, the Topeka native matched her career high with 25 points in her final regular season home contest. Legette added 10 rebounds, recording her 20th career double-double, while dishing out six assists and swiping two steals to help the Tigers pull out a win over Pittsburg State.
For the week, Legette averaged 19.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 rebounds.
This is the second year in a row that Legette has earned athlete of the week honors following the final week of the regular season.
Legette is one of three players in the league to earn the honor three times this season (Tyra Jones, ESU and Kallie Bildner, LWU). Along with Belle Barbieri's weekly honor in February, Fort Hays State was one of two MIAA schools to earn four weekly accolades alongside Emporia State.
Legette and the third-ranked Tigers will now set their sights on Kansas City and the MIAA Championship tournament. Top-seeded Fort Hays State will open postseason play on Thursday (March 7) at 6 p.m. inside historic Municipal Auditorium. The Tigers will take on the winner of No. 8 Nebraska-Kearney and No. 9 Missouri Western.