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    Akanksha Singh

    Akanksha Singh (born 7 September 1989) in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh) is an Indian basketball player and captain of India Women's National Basketball Team.

    She has played for the national team since 2004. She and her sisters, Divya Singh, Prashanti Singh, and Pratima Singh, are known as "fantastic four" of Delhi women's basketballers and also known as the Singh Sisters

    Playing career
    In 2003, Akanksha Singh made her debut in the Senior Nationals and played for the Uttar Pradesh team when she was just an 11th Grader. In 2004, Akanksha followed her sister’s footsteps into the Delhi team.[4] In 2010, Akanksha was awarded the Most Valuable Player in India's first Professional Basketball league, MBPL 2010. Her name then, went on to be forever cemented in the Indian Basketball history books as one of the first ever Top Four Players to achieve the "A Grade" from the Basketball Federation of India sponsored by IMG Reliance. She is often called by the name of "small wonder" in basketball.[5]

    She has been awarded Best Player in many national and state championships. In her captaincy at University of Delhi she won a gold medal in All India University basketball championship at Nallor, where she was given joint best player award along with her sister Pratima Singh.

    Singh comes from a family of basketball players. Her sisters Divya, Prashanti, and Pratima, have represented Indian National Women's Basketball Team. Another sister Priyanka Singh is a National Institute of Sports basketball coach. Together they are also known as Singh sisters.[6] Priyanka is a (NIS basketball coach and Priyanka's husband is NIS basketball coach.[citation needed] Sister Divya Singh worked with the University of Delaware basketball team.[7] Her brother Vikrant Solanki is a Football player In the I-league and Santosh trophy.

    Awards and achievement
    Awarded as one of the best four ‘A grade players’ across the country in the women section in Basketball in India
    May 2010 - Most Valuable player in first All India Mastan Basketball Professional League held at Mumbai, Maharashtra
    May 2010 - Best Player Award in the league match in MBPL, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    2008 - Most Valuable player in All India Inter University Basketball Tournament held at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
    2008 - Best Player Award in Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
    September 2006 - Best Player Award in XXXII St. Stephens College invitational Basketball tournament held at St. Stephen's College, Delhi
    September 2005 - Best Player Award in XXXI St. Stephens College invitational Basketball tournament held at St. Stephens College, Delhi

    International sporting achievement
    Asian Games 2014 Incheon, KOREA, 19 September to 4 October 2014
    34th Williams Jones Cup invitational tournament 2012, Miaoli county, Taiwan
    25th FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for senior women, 2011, Nagasaki, Japan
    33rd William Jones Cup 2011, Hsinchuang Gymnasium, Chinese Taipei
    Asian Games 2010 Guangzhou, China, 12 November to 27 November 2010
    24th FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Senior Women, 2009, Chennai, India
    23rd FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Senior Women, 2007, Korea
    18th FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Junior Women 2007, Bangkok, Thailand
    2nd FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Young Women, 2006, Singapore
    17th FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Junior Women, 2004, Shenzhen, China
    Indian Camp for 21st FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Senior Women, 2005, Qinhuangdao City, China