Robinson shines in three sports


Zion Brown, sports editor

Kansas Robinson has been a star for the Ben Davis softball team all season long. The junior has been phenomenal for the Giants this year, as she finished the season with a .586 batting average, 12 home runs, 42 RBIs, and 8 stolen bases. The Northwestern commit has been instrumental for the Giants this season.

But softball is one of just three sports that shortstop plays. Volleyball and basketball are also in her arsenal. Robinson is a varsity player in all three sports as well.

“I’m doing one of them every day,” she says. “It takes up most of my time but I love it.”

As if Robinson wasn’t busy enough, she became a member of BDTV this year, where she has been the videographer for a multitude of sporting events. “I love BDTV!” said Robinson with a grin. “I’ve learned so much about the camera and I get to be up close in the sports.” Kansas loves to be a part of the action in any way that she can.

This season for Robinson has been much better than her first year in 2019. “I think my freshman year, I got out those jitters,” said Robinson. But she was fully ready to take over this year and she realizes that she’s had plenty of help along the way. “I have good teammates around me too, so that’s been really helpful,” said Robinson, adding that the new coaching staff has been “super cool.”

Head coach Danny Kollada was hired and ready to coach the 2020 team until the entire spring sports season was wiped away. So this is his first full season at the helm for the Giants and the team won five more games than they did in 2019. 

Unfortunately ,for Robinson and her teammates, the Giants season came to an end Monday night in a 21-7 loss to Lawrence North in the Pike sectional opener. Robinson homered in her final at-bat of the season.


Heading into the tournament, the Giants were 4-0 against their Sectional 10 counterparts this year with wins over Lawrence North, Pike, North Central, and Lawrence Central. BD did not face Arsenal Tech, the sixth team in the sectional.


 “I’m really excited for our chances,” said Robinson. That excitement will now extend into next season. The Giants have not won a sectional championship since 2002. Robinson is determined to break the mold heading into her senior season next year.