Citadel basketball coach Chuck Driesell announced Monday that Tom Koopman and Warren Sledge signed their National Letter of Intent to join the Bulldogs.
They join previous signees Nate Bowser and Brian White for the fall of 2013-14.
Koopman, from Weert, Germany, averaged 16 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per contest for his Basketball Academy of Limburg program. Over the course of his career the 6-8, 210-pound Koopman played in the Premier League Basketball’s U16, U18 and U20 squads where he faced off against competition from Austria, China, England, Germany and Israel.
“I was very impressed with his overall skill at this stage of his game,” said Driesell. “He has outstanding fundamentals, and it appears that he has been given some good instruction while growing up in the Netherlands. What impressed me most about him was his post presence, and with the loss of Mike Groselle, we will need some more support in that area. He enjoys playing defense, something we look for him to be able to do right away.”
Sledge gives The Citadel added depth in the backcourt with his 6-3, 180-pound frame. A three-year starter at Keller Central (Texas) High School, Sledge averaged 12 points, 5.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game as a senior.
The College of Charleston is gearing up for the College Sailing Spring National Championships, which begin this week with the ICSA/Sperry Women’s National Championships on May 21-24, the ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship on May 25-27 and culminating with the ICSA/Gill Coed National Championship on May 28-30 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hosted by the University of South Florida and Eckerd College, all three championships will be held within the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, the same venue the Cougars navigated through at the SAISA conference championship regattas in April.
“We are looking forward to heading down to St. Petersburg again,” Cougars coach Ward Cromwell said. “The last four days of practice have been very productive and the team is excited about the challenge which lies ahead.”
Charleston Southern senior golfer Amanda D’Ostroph earned a spot on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District IV Women’s At-Large Team.
D’Ostroph, an Academic All-American in 2012, will advance to the national ballot to try and earn the honor for a second straight year. D’Ostroph graduated earlier this month from CSU with a 3.98 GPA in Biology.