Former York star Nardia Robbins and the undefeated Lander women's basketball team earned 27 first-place votes and remained the No. 1 team in the country this week in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll released Monday.
The Bearcats, 19-0, have been No. 1 the last two weeks. The team hosts Columbus State at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and entertains Georgia Southwestern at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Robbins, a 5-foot-5 junior guard, is scoring 6.1 points and leads the team with 83 assists. She played for Cougars' coach Paula Blackwell.
FILLING IT UP(STATE) -- Freshman Torrey Craig, out of Great Falls, is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds for the USC Upstate Spartans. He leads the team in both categories.
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Craig, a 6-6 forward, has scored in double figures in 10 straight games and 12 of his last 13 outings. He recorded his fourth 20-point game of the season with 23 points on Friday night in a 67-62 loss to Belmont. He notched his third career double-double in that game with 10 rebounds. He hit five of Upstate's nine 3-pointers.
The Spartans are at home on Saturday for Mercer and Monday against Kennesaw State.
VIDEO BLOG -- Former Northwestern high jumper Emily Smith, now a junior at the College of Charleston, has completed the first installment of Straight Off the Track. The video blog, with sophomore pole vaulter Chelsea Taylor, takes you inside the life of a student-athlete, complete with video highlights, interviews, campus events and more.
Smith is a three-time Southern Conference champion and school record holder in the high jump. Follow along at
BACK IN ACTION -- Senior Jean Marie Harris hit a leaning jumper with two seconds remaining to lift Erskine to an 81-79 victory over Converse College on Jan. 15. The former Indian Land standout finished the game with 23 points. Harris missed the first seven games of the season with an ankle injury. She has helped the Flying Fleet win three of its last four games.
BIG SOUTH SNUB -- Campbell University is set to rejoin the Big South Conference for the 2011-12 athletic season. However the Camels will not play Big South football. The school is choosing to remain in the Pioneer Football League where they won't have to commit to as many scholarships.