Sanni Gets WVU Award

West Virginia University has named junior center Yinka Sanni its athlete of the week for her performances last week at the LMU Ayers Hotel Thanksgiving Classic in Los Angeles.

Sanni was impressive as she posted back-to-back double-doubles to help WVU to a 1-1 record on the west coast trip. The Chicago Heights, Ill., native scored a team-high 21 points to go with 10 rebounds and two blocks as WVU almost pulled the upset of No. 13 Texas A&M, 55-52, on Nov. 24.

Against American just 24 hours later, the 6-foot-2 junior center owned the paint again with 14 points, a game high 11 rebounds and two blocks in 39 minutes of action.

Sanni leads the team in points (12.7 per game), rebounds (8.5) and field goal pct. (49.2%) this season. Her work on the boards helped WVU to a +15 rebounding advantage in each game of the tournament. For her efforts Sanni was named to the all-tournament team.

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