Guilford’s Tyler Sanborn on track with ODAC honors again: TS is becoming the “difference-maker”

Posted by Andy Durham on February 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm under College | Comments are off for this article


Greensboro, N.C. –* Guilford College’s *Tyler Sanborn (Mount Airy,
N.C./Elkin) *won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s (ODAC) Men’s
Basketball Player of the Week Award Monday. The senior captured the honor
for the second time this season and is the second straight Quaker to win the
award. Teammate *Clay Henson (Glen Alpine, N.C./Freedom) *earned last week’s
prize. Also Monday, *Sanborn *received Guilford’s Student-Athlete of the
Week Award for the fourth time this year. The weekly honor is bestowed by
the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

A 6-9, 260-pound center, *Sanborn *averaged 27.5 points, 15.5 rebounds and
2.0 blocks per game in Guilford’s 2-0 week. He shot 75.9 percent from the
floor in the two games, connecting on 22-of-29 field goals. *Sanborn *hit
for a career-high 29 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks, all game highs, in
Guilford’s Jan. 27 win at Roanoke College. He made 11-of-15 shots from the
floor and had 20 points and 14 boards by halftime. *Sanborn *had 26 points
and 13 rebounds, both game highs, in the Quakers’ road victory over
ninth-ranked Randolph-Macon College Jan. 30. The outing marked his
league-leading 16th double-double of the season.

A two-time member of the Team of the Week, *Sanborn *leads the
Quakers in scoring (19.9 ppg.), rebounding (13.7 rpg.), field-goal
percentage (.664), blocks (1.79 bpg.) and double-doubles (16). He tops the
ODAC in rebounds and field-goal percentage and stands fourth in the loop in
scoring. Through games of Jan. 24, he placed third among NCAA Division III
rebounds per game leaders and 10th in field-goal percentage. *Sanborn *(928)
needs two rebounds to pass former teammate *Ben Strong ’07 *for seventh
place on Guilford’s career rebounding list. *Sanborn *ranks 24th among the
Quakers’ all-time scoring leaders with 1,121 points.

Coach *Tom Palombo’s* club (18-1, 9-1 ODAC) opens the week ranked second in
the Top 25 Poll. Guilford has won 14 straight games, the
third-longest winning streak in school history. The Quakers host
Hampden-Sydney College Wednesday (2/3) at 7:00 p.m. in their annual V
Foundation Game. Guilford visits league-rival Washington and Lee University
Saturday (2/6) at 3:00 p.m.

The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford’s SAAC, which
is comprised of representatives from each of the school’s 20 varsity teams.
The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and
seeks to build community among the school’s student-athletes and
non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a canned-food
drive and the promotion of Champs Life Skills, which promotes
intercollegiate athletics as a key part of the campus educational program
and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. Its aim is
to increase student-athletes’ community involvement and to engage the
greater Guilford community with the athletic department.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

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