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Gilbert Earns Fifth Conseutive SIAC Newcomer of the Week Honors

ATLANTA, Georgia – For the fifth consecutive week, Central State guard Takyra Gilbert has been named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) Newcomer of the Week.

Gilbert, a transfer from Cincinnati State Community College, solidified her spot as the conference’s Newcomer of the Week as she led CSU to two lopsided victories over Bluefield State and Salem over the weekend. The 5’6 guard from Hamilton, Ohio averaged 21.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and 3.0 spg. She scored 17 of her game-high 23 points in the first half of Saturday’s 80-49 victory over Salem. On Sunday, Gilbert finished with 19 points as CSU claimed its eighth straight victory with a 94-52 win over Salem.

“I am honored and humbled to continue to be recognized by the conference for my achievements up to this point, “Gilbert says. “I am excited to move forward with my teammates. We have to continue to get better and prepare for our game against Clark Atlanta this Saturday.”

Gilbert is the only CSU player to earn five straight SIAC Newcomer of the Week honors. Gilbert leads the team with 18.5 ppg and 4.3 apg.

CSU (9-2; 4-0) travels to play Clark Atlanta on Saturday at 2 pm.