Bostad selected Athlete of the Month at TSU

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By TSU Sport Information??
The student-athlete of the month is selected based on the all-around student-athlete for one male and one female. {{more: continue … }}
The student-athlete will show effort and excellence in academics, leadership, civility, dedication to the team, campus involvement, community service, and the ability to serve as role models for current and future Tarleton State University students and student-athletes.
To be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be nominated by their head coach or athletic administrator and maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or better. Only in-season athletes are eligible for the award each month.
McKinley Bostad, a junior guard from Kennedale for the TexAnn Basketball team, led the TexAnns to seven victories in eight games over the month of January. Bostad averaged 15.8 points per game and scored in double figures in every game of the month, highlighted by a 24-point performance to lift Tarleton to its first road win over Texas Woman?s since 2012.
She was named the LSC Offensive Player of the Week on January 8 for her efforts against Angelo State and Texas A&M-Kingsville. For the month, Bostad scored 126 points and averaged 3.8 rebounds to go along with 27 assists, 15 steals, and three blocks.?

The following is

reprinted in part from an article reprinted in part from The Flash Today Texanns,

Bostad soar as chemistry improves?

The past Kennedale

superstar tabbed in 2014 as Texas Girls Coaches Association 1A-3A Athlete of

the Year signed with Arkansas out of high school and was playing as a true


Having fallen out

of love with her original school of choice, Bostad transferred to Texas State

but played just one season in two years due to injury.

With one year left

in Division I or two in Divsion II, Bostad called up an old teammate and asked

about her career at Tarleton.

The rest isn?t so

much history as it is history in the making. The TexAnns have recovered from

dropping five of their first nine contests including dropping three of four to

begin play in the Lone Star Conference, winning 12 of their last 14 games. [The

Texanns are currently 16-7 overall and 10-5 in conference play]

It?s also Bostad

who hit the game-winning free throws at West Texas A&M, Bostad who once

dropped 11 in a fourth quarter and, who else, Bostad who scored 13 in the final

three minutes and in overtime against Eastern New Mexico.

?I love it,? Bostad

told Brad Keith of TheFlash ?We have an awesome campus with great

traditions. I almost stepped on the grass once and somebody yelled at me, so I

know not to walk on the grass. (laugh) I love my coaches and my teammates, I?m

just very happy to be here.?



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