Cougar Spotlight
Brittany Collins
Brittany Collins
Women's Basketball
February 1, 2017

Congrats to our January winner of the Saint Xavier University Athlete of the Month award from the No. 4 ranked SXU women's basketball team, junior center Brittany Collins!  Below is a listing of Collin's accomplishments from last month as well as the other Cougar athletes who were up for consideration for January. Go Cougars!


 

 

 

  • Was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Jan. 24 for the third time this season
  • Averaged 14.8 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.3 blocks a game over nine games in the month of January in helping No. 4 SXU improve to 21-2 overall (7-2 for the month)
  • Recorded five double-doubles over the nine games in January, including back-to-back games with 18 points and 17 rebounds
  • Shot an impressive .659 from the field over the month (60-for-91)
  • Had 24 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks in a huge 115-91 win over No. 23 Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) on Jan. 21

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Senior Nicole Watkins (Women’s Track & Field)

  • Qualified for the 2017 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in the 800 meter run on Jan. 28 at the Grand Valley State University Mike Lints Alumni Open
  • Turned in a school record time of 2:18.78 to earn her national qualifying mark and currently ranks No. 7 nationally in the 800 meter run based on her time
  • Also turned in a third place finish in the 800 meter run at the Lewis University Illiana Invitational on Jan. 13 with a time of 2:22.66

 

Senior guard Mikayla Leyden (Women's Basketball)

  • Averaged 17.3 points, 6.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 steals a game over nine games in the month of January in helping No. 4 Saint Xavier improve to 21-2 overall (7-2 for the month)
  • Shot a stellar .650 from the field for the month (62-for-96), including a blistering 55 percent (16-for-29) from three-point range alone
  • Had 20 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals in a huge 115-91 win over No. 23 Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) on Jan. 21

 

Freshman guard/forward Jack Brody (Men’s Basketball)

  • Averaged 13.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.3 blocks a game over nine games in the month of January in helping Saint Xavier to a 4-5 record in the month of January
  • Shot a solid .523 from the field for the month (46-for-88)
  • Recorded four double-doubles over nine games in the month of January