25 January 2006

ZIMBABWE: Nyikavaranda earns PBC Player of the Week honor

Lander University's Tara Nyikavaranda, a 6-2 junior post player from Lusaka, Zambia, has been named the Peach Belt Conference women's basketball Player of the Week it was announced today.

Nyikavaranda averaged 19 points per game last week while shooting 78.9 percent from the floor and 100 percent at the free throw line. She scored a career-high 21 points against USC Aiken and had a 17-point, 11-rebound performance against GC&SU. She has recorded six double-doubles in the past eight games. She also averaged 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game last week.

Tara Nyikavaranda is the best female basketball player in the Southern part of Africa... she needs to be called on for the next African Olympic Team. Proud of you Tee. Keep on representing Africa in the US!
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