Tahnee Robinson named semi finalist for Sullivan Award

February 2011

Senior Captain of the University of Nevada women's basketball team Tahnee Robinson has been named a semi-finalist for the Sullivan Award, a national award to honor the country's best amateur athlete.

Robinson grew up on the Wind River Reservation in Fort Washakie, Wyoming where she was a McDonald's and Gatorade All-American.

Robinson finished 2010 as the eighth-best scoreer in the country with 22.7 points per game and 15th in the nation with 3.1 three-pointers per game. She was twice named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week and named MVP of the Caribbean Classic.

Tahnee's head coach Jane Albright said "Robinson has spent so much of her personal time to serve as a role model for the Native American Community in Northern Nevada and that she is truly one of the most impressive people she'd ever coached in her 26 eyars of coaching."

The committee has selected the semi-finalists, but a public vote through USA Today will select the winner of the award. You can cast your vote at: AauSullivan.org.