WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Gallaudet University Athletics Department announced the two recipients of the Bison of the Month recently for the month of January. The honorees are from men's basketball, senior guard Johnny Jackson (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), and from women's swimming, junior Carlisle Robinson (Carmel, Ind.).
Jackson averaged 11.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals in eight games in January for the Bison. The senior guard started all eight games as Gallaudet began a long stretch of Capital Athletic Conference games. The month started off with a 72-50 win over Polytechnic (N.Y.) on January 3 where Jackson scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first double-double on the season. The next game the Bison hosted Salisbury University and Jackson drained 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds and five assists in the loss. The four-year letterwinner was held in check over the next two games before he ended the month on a nice run as he scored 13 points against Wesley College and Marymount (Va.) University and 12 points on the road against Stevenson.
Robinson helped the women's swimming team win four of six meets in the month of January as she won nine individual events. She won two individual events and was on one first-place relay in a double dual meet sweep of Hollins University and Salem College on January 16 to begin the New Year. Robinson won the 1,000-yard freestyle in a double dual meet with Marymount (Va.) University and Frostburg State University as she crushed the field with a time of 12:35.97, the next closes swimmers was over a half minute behind her. She also had a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle and was part of the second-place 200-yard medley relay team. Two days later she stole the show with three first-place finishes as she accounted for 30 percent of the Bison team point total against Hood College. Robinson started her day with the 200-yard IM where she touched the wall first with a time of 2:26.75. Two events later, she was first in the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.60), three seconds ahead of Hood's swimmer Aleece Groom. Robinson's final event was the 500-yard freestyle where she crushed the field with a time of 6:07.18. GU dropped the final regular-season meet of the year on the road against College of Notre Dame. Robinson finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:08.91), 200-yard butterfly (2:35.50) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:47.00), which she won by over 14 seconds.
The February Bison of the Month will be announced early during the month of March.
2009-10 Bison of the Month
- Faafiti, McMillan earn
December Bison of the Month honors
- Pangia, Ritz earn November Bison of the Month honors
- Lehmann, Qobose earn
October Bison of the Month honors
- Doudt, Gulvas earn September Bison of the Month honors