Asinde, Colbert receive All-Conference honors


Trinity Ramm

Senior forwards Trajata Colbert and Jane Asinde fight for position in the post. Wichita State lost to East Carolina on Jan. 21 in Charles Koch Arena 66-57.

Senior forwards Jane Asinde and Trajata Colbert were named Third Team All-Conference by the American Athletic Conference this afternoon. 

Colbert and Asinde are the first Shocker teammates to earn All-Conference honors by the American in the same season. The Shockers received multiple team honors during seasons in the Missouri Valley Conference as well.

Asinde has 11 double-doubles this season. The Kampala, Uganda, native also has seven 20-point games this season. She also ranks eighteenth nationally in rebounds with 10.4 per game. 

Colbert has eight double-doubles this season. She is averaging a career high in points (12.5) and rebounds (7.9). 

Asinde and Colbert will join their teammates tomorrow in the opening game of the American Athletic Conference Championship in Dallas-Fort Worth against Temple. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. on ESPN+. 

The women went 1-1 with Temple during the regular season. The Owls beat Wichita State 79-52 on Feb. 1. The Shockers beat Temple at home 79-97 on Feb. 25.