LaChina Robinson
LaChina  Robinson


Alexandria, VA

High School:
T.C. Williams






LaChina Robinson: Living to Inspire

She found her voice through basketball; now the Wake Forest graduate inspires others as a broadcaster and role model.


LaChina Robinson Inducted in to ACPS Hall of Fame

Former Wake Forest women's basketball standout LaChina Robinson was inducted in to the Alexandria City Public Schools Inaugural Hall of Fame over the weekend.

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Owns the most experience on the team at the center position ... brings height and strength to the frontcourt lineup ... will be expected to provide a stronger inside presence and increase her rebounding numbers this season ... a scoring threat who can find the net from 15 feet and in ... is capable of being an imposing defensive presence in the paint ... also a skilled rebounder ... despite not picking up basketball until her first year in high school, she quickly blossomed into a solid defensive post player and shot-blocker as a college freshman ... has played in every game of her collegiate career, a total of 84 contests so far ... has also started 67 of those games ... ranks seventh on Wake?s all-time blocked shots list with 52 career rejections.

Saw action in every game, starting at center for the first 14 games of the year ... relinquished her starting role midway through the season, as Olivia Dardy and Tiffani Listenbee also got the starting nod in the middle ... tied for fourth on the squad with 11 blocks on the season ... had four points and four rebounds in season opener at Appalachian State ... posted double-figures with 10 points against Western Michigan ... followed that up with a 12-point effort and five rebounds at High Point ... had team-high six rebounds at Richmond ... swatted away a game-high three shots versus Liberty ... hit two free throws and grabbed four rebounds at Quinnipiac while playing some of her best defensive ball of the year ... was 3-of-7 from the floor, scoring eight points and dishing two assists at UConn ... contributed eight points, four rebounds and a steal at Duke ... pulled down a team-high three rebounds at NC State, her final start of the season ... played nine minutes at Clemson and pulled down one rebound ... had a rebound, a steal and a field goal in five minutes of action versus Florida State ... went 2-of-2 from the line and pulled down two rebounds against Coastal Carolina ... led the Deacon scoring against NC State, tallying seven points and a season-high seven rebounds ... shot 2-of-7 from the field in that game ... scored 3-of-4 from the charity stripe at Florida State, her only points of the game ... grabbed three rebounds and blocked a shot in 14 minutes of action at home versus Maryland ... tallied one bucket, rebound, block and steal in 11 minutes at Georgia Tech ... pulled down three rebounds in seven minutes of action versus Duke in the ACC Tournament.

Started 25 of 28 games at center ... compiled a streak of 50 consecutive starts dating back to the first game of her freshman campaign ... was replaced by freshman Johanna Bj?rklund in the starting lineup for three games late in the year after being plagued by early foul trouble ... finished the season as the team?s third-leading scorer, averaging 7.7 points an outing ... was second on the squad in rebounding (4.5 rpg) ... owned the Deacs?best field goal percentage, hitting 51.9 percent (83-of-160) ... also posted a team-high 19 blocks on the season ... ranked seventh in the ACC in blocks per game (0.7) and ninth in blocks per conference game (0.5) ... set a new career high with 10 rebounds at Clemson on Jan. 24 ... posted 11 double-figure scoring games, which ranked third on the squad ... scored at least four points in all but four games during the season ... her highest offensive output of the year came at home against Florida State, where she had a team-high 17 points in the 64-59 victory ... led the Deacs in scoring on one other occasion, posting 12 against California ... nearly notched a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds versus Maryland on Jan. 19 ... led the team in rebounding in six outings and recorded at least seven boards on seven different occasions.

Started all 28 games at center as a rookie ... developed into a valuable frontcourt player for the Deacs ... named to the ACC All-Freshman team ... averaged 18.3 minutes of court time, contributing 5.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks per game ... shot 46.5 percent from the floor (60-of-129) ... the team?s third-leading scorer and rebounder in ACC games (6.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg) ... led the team and ranked eighth in the ACC in blocks (0.8 bpg) ... posted four double-figure scoring outings on the year ... tallied a career-high 22 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks in the Deacs?77-72 win over Georgia Tech ... went 10-of-15 from the floor in that game and was named ACC Rookie of the Week, Wake Forest?s first such honor in two seasons ... scored 17 points versus Providence in just her third collegiate game ... added 15 points versus NC State and 10 in WFU?s second meeting with Georgia Tech ... grabbed at least six rebounds in 11 games, including a career-high nine boards versus Florida State.

High School
Averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 4.7 blocks as a senior ... team captain as a junior and senior ... team MVP in 1997-98, leading her squad in rebounding and scoring ... as a senior, earned first-team all-region, first-team all-district and honorable mention all-metro honors ... a Northern Virginia Area All-Star in 1998 ... named junior varsity MVP in 1995-96, only her second year of organized basketball ... named Most Athletic Girl in 1997-98 ... an Academic Athlete honoree from 1994-98 ... a member of the honor roll and merit roll all four years ... named the 1997-98 Speaker of the Year ... earned a 3.0 Athlete Award ... senior class vice president ... served in the class senate from 1994-98 ... only started playing basketball her freshman year in high school.

Full name is LaChina Rose Robinson ... celebrated her 21st birthday during preseason practice as she was born October 25, 1980 ... majoring in Sociology ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 1999 and 2001 ... has served as a student advising assistant in the Department of Religion, aiding incoming freshman with registration and course selections ... the daughter of Lynette Hart Robinson of Alexandria, Va., and Hillary Powell of Florida.

LaChina ... Up Close
Nickname... Chi, Rama, Gott, Robbs

Favorite song... ?Imaginary Player?

If I could own just one CD, it would be... ?Reasonable Doubt?by Jay-Z.

My favorite class at Wake Forest is... Social Inequality with Dr. Hattery.

If I were President of the U.S. for one day, I would... Make voting a law, and if you didn?t vote you would lose your citizenship.

For one day, I would like to trade places with... Ron Wellman.

A piece of advice I would have passed along to myself 10 years ago is... People who matter don?t care and people who care don?t matter.

The most famous person I?ve ever met is... Tom Selleck.

The biggest influence on my athletic career is... My dad.

My most memorable moment in athletics is... Being named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.

The best player I?ve ever faced is... Summer Erb.

My first thought when meeting Coach Curtis was... ?She is small.?

Most people don?t know... I have 16 brothers and sisters.

The teammate who makes me laugh the hardest is... Adell, because we understand each other?s jokes.

Before every game I have to... Dance.

The team I would like to see added to our schedule is... James Madison.

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be... Dunking.

I wish I were better at... Using my right hand.

My craziest ambition is to... Be on ?The Real World?

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