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Davidson’s Robinson diagnosed with leukemia, out rest of season

Tough news for Davidson as its sophomore forward, Andrea Robinson will miss the season after being diagnosed with cancer.

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Per a release by the university, Davidson has announced its sophomore Andrea Robinson will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with leukemia. This season Robinson started six games out of the nine she has appeared in, however, she has stopped playing since mid-December to do treatment.

“While this was unexpected and incredibly difficult news for Andrea, her family, and our program, I have been so impressed and inspired by Andrea’s courage and positive attitude as she has faced this challenge head on,” said Head coach Coats Fulks in a press release. “I’m grateful for the excellent medical care she has received starting here at Davidson and now at Johns Hopkins, and our team will be fighting with her and supporting her and her family every step of the way.”

Robinson has returned home in Baltimore, Maryland, to continue her treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

To help the family cover medical bills, more information can be found here to help donate.

For the rest of the season, the team will honor Robinson by wearing orange warm-up shirts (the color that represents leukemia) while the coaches will wear orange ribbons while on the sidelines.