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Leavitt named College Sports Madness Mid-Major Player of the Week
After beginning Sun Belt play with 56 points in two road victories, College Sports Madness honored Texas State senior guard Toshua Leavitt with its Mid-Major Player of the Week award.
The Nixa, Mo. native began the week pouring in a team-high 21 points in a 64-52 victory over Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Georgia last Thursday. The conference’s all-time career 3-pointers leader followed it up with a career-high 35-point performance Saturday in which she shot 9-14 behind the arc and led the Bobcats to a 69-60 win over Georgia State in Atlanta.
Leavitt’s 35 points were the most by any Sun Belt player in a single game this season. She leads the league with 18.8 points per game and 57 made 3s. Texas State’s 2-0 record against Sun Belt competition is the best start for the team since the 2014-15 season.
“Awarding Toshua with the Mid-Major Player of the Week honor is a testament to her hard work in her senior season,” head coach Zenarae Antoine said. “Toshua would be the first to say that her award is a shared award with her teammates. It is a great day to be a Bobcat!”
The Bobcats (7-7, 2-0 Sun Belt) will return home to host Coastal Carolina (8-5, 0-2) this Thursday at 7 p.m. and Appalachian State (7-6, 1-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m. inside Strahan Arena.