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FIU’s Kiandre’a Pound wins C-USA freshman honor

FIU redshirt freshman Kiandre’a Pound was named the Conference USA Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season, the league announced on Monday.

Pound is the only player in FIU history to garner a conference weekly award more than three times in one season.

Pound posted two double-digit scoring efforts on the week to average 20.0 points per game on 41.9 percent shooting from the field (13 of 31), 60.0 percent (3 of 5) from three-point range and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Her 21 points at Rice (Feb. 19) and 19 points at North Texas (Feb. 21) were the 18th and 19th time in 25 games she has reached double figures this season. For the week, Pound averaged 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.5 blocks.

The Vero Beach native continues to lead the Panthers offense with an average of 15.0 points per game.


After winning its first season opener in program history on Saturday night, Lynn University’s lacrosse team earned double the recognition for this week’s Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week.

Junior Anthony Rainone earned Offensive Player of the Week accolades, and sophomore Shaun McDonald was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week after the Fighting Knights’ 17-5 rout of Palm Beach Atlantic.

This marks the first time in history that the Fighting Knights have earned weekly honors from the conference office.


Tennis player Petra Jurova was named Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week, and Jasmine Wilkins received the honor in women’s basketball.