Albion College had a pair of scholar-athletes picked for Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Athlete of the Week awards in their respective sports Monday.
Rayshawn Robinson, a sophomore cornerback from Jackson, Mich., was named the Defensive Player of the Week in football after returning an interception 42 yards for his first touchdown at the collegiate level during Albion’s 63-20 victory over Rockford (Ill.) University last Saturday. Robinson was also credited with wrapping up five tackles in the game.
Albion will play its final home football game of the season at 1 o’clock Saturday against Hope College.
Sebastian Tostado, a senior from Mexico, gained the Athlete of the Week award in football after winning four events – the 200-yard medley relay and the 100 backstroke (53.64), 200 backstroke (1:57.75) and 200 individual medley (2:00.12) – in a meet against Ball State University and the Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology last Friday.
Tostado was not initially entered to swim the 200 backstroke, but added the event to help the Britons secure a 150-131 victory over Rose-Hulman.
“Sebastian was excited for the opportunity to swim against a higher level of competition,” Head Coach Jake Taber said of swimming against Ball State from the Mid-American Conference. “He executed his strategy and won every time he dove in.”
Albion will return to competition against Division III rivals this weekend when it swims in a quadrangular meet at Calvin College Friday and Saturday.