|Women’s basketball adds VCU transfer for 2014-15|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte women’s basketball, coming off its 12th-consecutive postseason appearance in 2014, has announced the addition of Keira Robinson to the roster for the upcoming year. Robinson joins the program as a transfer after completing her freshman campaign at former Atlantic 10 foe VCU and she will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA regulations.
“Keira is a great addition to our Charlotte family,” head coach Cara Consuegra said. “We recruited her out of high school so we already know that she is a high quality person, student and player. She had a tremendous freshman season and she will add more depth as a primary ball handler and playmaker in this program. We are excited to have her.”
Robinson, a 5-8 point guard, put together a solid first collegiate campaign with the Rams, earning All-Atlantic 10 Rookie Team accolades and receiving the league’s Rookie of the Week honor four times (Nov. 25, 2013; Dec. 23, 2013; Jan. 14, 2014; Feb. 24, 2014). She helped guide the Rams to a 22-10 record and berth in the WNIT First Round.
She finished with 200 assists, a school freshman record and the third most in a single season in program history. Her 6.3 assists per game ranked 17th nationally, the best by any Division I freshman in 2013-14.
She averaged 11.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, placing third on the squad in scoring, while starting 31 of the 32 games. Robinson was one of two VCU players to average at least 30 minutes per game and topped the squad with 71 steals.
Robinson tallied double-figure points 19 times, including 11 against Atlantic 10 foes. She netted a career-high 25, featuring a 5-of-5 performance from behind the 3-point arc, at UNC Greensboro Nov. 27, 2013. It marked one of two career games in which she reached at least 20 points, adding 21 against Saint Joseph’s Jan. 12, 2014.
Robinson finished with two double-doubles of points and assists, dishing out 10 helpers against the Hawks for the first of her career. She then contributed 18 points and a career-best 13 assists against George Mason Jan. 25, 2014. Overall, she had four double-digit assists contests.
She originally hails from Columbia, South Carolina, where she graduated from Keenan HS in 2013 after leading the squad to the state title. As a senior, she averaged 20.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 6.0 steals per game and connected on 45 percent of her shots from behind the 3-point line.
Robinson was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game and was tabbed to the 2012 and 2013 South Carolina 2A all-state squads. She also received all-region honors each of her four years. She also saw time on the AAU circuit with the South Carolina 76ers organization.
In addition to her athletic feats, she was also named to the National Honor Society, selected as the school’s Student-Athlete Scholar Award and graduated 12th in her class with a 3.86 cumulative GPA.
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