Toby Akinsola becomes the “Ayatolah(leader) of basketball Rock and Rolla”, as Quaker is named Student-Athlete of the Week….
GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ Guilford Collegeâ€™s Tobi Akinsola (Cary, N.C./Word of
God Christian Academy) earned Guilfordâ€™s Student-Athlete of the Week Award
Monday, presented by the schoolâ€™s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Akinsola averaged 17.0 points on 66.7 percent field-goal shooting in
Guilfordâ€™s 2-0 week. The 6-2, 190-pound senior center scored a game- and
career-high 26 points in Guilfordâ€™s 64-61 victory over previously unbeaten
Virginia Wesleyan College on Saturday. Akinsola made eight-of-11 shots and
10-of-12 free throws and had five rebounds against the second-ranked
Marlins. He scored 18 points in the second half alone, including a free
throw with 26 seconds left to put the Quakers up, 62-61. He scored eight
points and had two rebounds in 20 minutes of the Quakersâ€™ 81-41 victory at
Emory and Henry College Jan. 19.
Akinsola is second on the team in scoring (12.2 ppg.), and leads the Quakers
in rebounding (7.3 rpg.) and field-goal percentage (52.6%). He is 13th in
the ODAC in scoring, fifth in rebounding, and 11th in field-goal percentage.
Akinsola has two 20-point games this season and two double-doubles,
including a 24-point, 14-rebound effort against Greensboro in Guilfordâ€™s
Coach Tom Palomboâ€™s Quakers (12-6, 6-3 ODAC) travel to Randolph College on
Wednesday to take on the Wildcats (12-4, 6-2 ODAC). Guilford returns home
Saturday (1/29) for a 3:00 p.m. ODAC matchup with 10th-ranked Randolph-Macon
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilfordâ€™s SAAC, which
is comprised of representatives from each of the schoolâ€™s 20 varsity teams.
The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and
seeks to build community among Guilford’s student-athletes and
non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a cancer
awareness promotions, canned-food drives, volunteer assistance with the
North Carolina Special Olympics and tutoring at New Garden Friends School.
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