Tiesha Flagler, Yagoh Kubagawa Named Florida Tech’s Student-Athletes Of The Week

By  //  January 26, 2016

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Following outstanding performances over the past week, women’s basketball guard Tiesha Flagler and men’s swimmer Yagoh Kubagawa have been named Florida Tech’s Panther Student-Athletes of the Week. (Florida Tech Image)

Following outstanding performances over the past week, women’s basketball guard Tiesha Flagler and men’s swimmer Yagoh Kubagawa have been named Florida Tech’s Panther Student-Athletes of the Week. (Florida Tech Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Following outstanding performances over the past week, women’s basketball guard Tiesha Flagler and men’s swimmer Yagoh Kubagawa have been named Florida Tech’s Panther Student-Athletes of the Week.

Flagler’s performance during the previous week helped guide FIT to two major victories over Sunshine State Conference foe Barry and provisional member Embry-Riddle.

The senior guard notched 12 points and eight boards in the Panthers’ 52-48 home win over the Bucs Wednesday. She filled up the stat sheet the following game, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, a season-high five steals and two assists in the 59-35 rout of the Eagles on the road.

With the week’s results, the Panthers improved to 12-5 overall and 7-1 on the road this season.

Through 17 games, the Hastings, Florida native has produced 6.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists a night, ranking sixth and eighth in the SSC, respectively.

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Kubagawa was key in FIT knocking off SSC opponent Tampa for the first time ever on Saturday, picking up a pair of event wins to help lead the No. 24 Panthers over the No. 11 Spartans.

The native Brazilian tallied the Panthers’ lone NCAA B-Cut time of the day, finishing first in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:35.72.

He also grabbed the win in the 500-yard freestyle, touching in 4:47.26. For his efforts, Kubagawa was named the SSC Swimmer of the Week on Monday.

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Women’s basketball is back in action on Wednesday, welcoming Tampa to the Clemente Center for a 5:30 p.m. ET tip.

Florida Tech jumps right back into the pool on Tuesday, hosting Lynn and Saint Leo at the Panther Aquatic Center for a 3 p.m. meet.


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