Edgemon, Hill-Johnson named WBU Student-Athletes of the Week

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Edgemon, Hill-Johnson named WBU Student-Athletes of the Week

Flying Queen Kaylee Edgemon and trackster Cheyenne Hill-Johnson have been named Wayland Baptist University Student-Athletes of the Week.

Edgemon, a 5-foot-11 senior forward from Littlefield, led the No. 3 Flying Queens in both scoring and rebounding in a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference wins. In an 89-70 road win over Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Edgemon scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Then in a 66-52 home victory over Southwestern Christian, she scored 17 points and grabbed 15 more rebounds as she became the 51st player in Flying Queens’ history to reach the 1,000-point milestone, doing it in 73 games.

Edgemon, who has four double-doubles in five games this season, finished the week shooting 51 percent from the field (19-of-37) and 75 percent (3-of-4) from the free-throw line. She ranks seventh in the NAIA in rebounds per game (13.8) and 15th in scoring (22.0).

The unbeaten Flying Queens (5-0) next play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Oklahoma-Panhandle State.

Hill-Johnson, a senior from Houston, ran a time of 7.59 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the season-opening Corky Classic hosted by Texas Tech. It is the fastest time in the NAIA so far this season and the fastest time at a season-opening meet of her career. Hill-Johnson finished fourth in the meet behind runners from the University of Texas and Baylor.
 
“I was real pleased with her. She’s getting back in there after a foot injury. She trained over the Christmas break and it showed,” WBU track & field coach Brian Whitlock said.

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