University of Akron junior forward Sina King was named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week.
King scored a career-high 25 points and led all players with 11 rebounds in Akron’s 67-54 win over Cincinnati. It was her sixth double-double of the season and the Zips’ second victory over a Big East opponent this year.
King has now scored in double figures in nine out of Akron’s first 10 games and is the MAC’s leading rebounder, averaging 9.9 to go along with her 14.3 points per game.
King and the Zips return to the court tonight when they finish their homestand against Dayton.
University of Akron senior midfielder Scott Caldwell was named the 2012 All-America Scholar Athlete of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Caldwell, an accounting major with a 3.94 cumulative GPA, is the second student-athlete in Zips history to receive such honors, following fellow men’s soccer player Kofi Sarkodie, who won a similar award presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America in 2010.
The senior from Braintree, Mass., finished with a team-leading 10 assists and a career-high nine goals while leading the Zips to MAC regular-season and tournament titles.
Caldwell earned first-team All-American honors as well as the MAC Player of the Year.
The two-year team captain was also a semifinalist for the prestigious Hermann Trophy.
In conjunction with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) and Coca-Cola, the University of Akron men’s basketball program will give away a limited-edition bobblehead set featuring Zips’ coach Keith Dambrot and LeBron James himself.
The collection will be given away at two separate games, with the James bobblehead available at the Jan. 26 contest against Buffalo and Dambrot’s on Feb. 16 against Bowling Green. A total of 1,500 sets will be handed out.
“We are extremely thankful for everything that LeBron has done and continues to do for our program,” Dambrot said.
The James bobblehead will feature him sporting Zips gear along with his 2012 Olympic gold medal.
In addition to the giveaway, students from the Foundation’s Wheels for Education Program will be in attendance for the Buffalo game and will participate during in-game activities as a part of LJFF’s efforts to raise awareness about the foundation and its programs.