RENO, Nev.  - Senior captain of the University of Nevada women's basketball team Tahnee Robinson has been named a semi-finalist for the Sullivan Award, a national award to honor the country's best amateur athlete.  The former Wyoprep was a three time 3A All Stater for Lander Valley High School.    She also played for Sheridan College.

Robinson is one of 12 semi-finalists which include such well-known amateur athletes as Cameron Newton, Maya Moore, Evan Lysacek and Jimmer Fredette.  The 2010 Sullivan Award applies to accomplishments from the 2010 season.

In a statement released by the award committee:
"These twelve outstanding athletes give it their all on and off the field or court. They have talent, leadership, character and sportsmanship; they have what it takes to be America's top Amateur Athlete."

The committee has selected the semi-finalists, but a public vote through USA Today will select the winner of the award.  Anyone wishing to vote for the award can do so online at:  http://bit.ly/9b0yYr

Robinson finished 2010 as the eighth-best scorer in the country with 22.7 points per game and 15th in the nation with 3.1 three-pointers per game. She was twice named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week and named MVP of the Caribbean Classic after averaging 24.5 points in two games, shooting 47.2 percent, 17-36 from the field and a total of seven three-pointers.

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