WASHINGTON - After two successful seasons at the helm of the College of Charleston's women's basketball program, Natasha Adair officially accepted the head coaching position at Georgetown University on Monday.
Highlighting her two years in the Lowcountry, Adair led the Cougars to back-to-back postseason bids for the first time in the program's Division I history and now heads to Washington, D.C., with a 35-31 career head coaching record.
"I want to personally thank our players, their families, director of athletics Joe Hull, president Benson, the College, our supporters and our Charleston community," said Adair. "This has been an exciting two years that has left me full of memories I will cherish for the rest of my life.
"As I embark on a new journey, I encourage everyone to continue to support our young ladies as they continue their journey to greatness. This is a program with a bright future."
Adair, who was previously an assistant at Georgetown from 1998-2004, will replace Jim Lewis, who served as interim coach this season after Keith Brown resigned following allegations of unprofessional conduct toward players.
The Hoyas were 11-21 under Lewis this season.
The No. 6-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team defeated No. 4 Georgetown by a 14-point margin to take home the Truxtun Umstead Trophy.
The Cougars improved on their third-place finish a year ago in the four-division event hosted annually by the U.S. Naval Academy. The 14-team field included eight nationally-ranked schools in Sailing World's latest college rankings. C of C previously won the regatta in 2011.
Sophomores Enrique Arathoon and Reed Baldridge led the way for the Cougars, winning the laser C-and D-Divisions respectively.
College of Charleston junior infielder Gunnar Heidt and freshman pitcher Bailey Ober won CAA weekly awards.
Heidt was selected as the CAA player of the week and Ober won CAA co-pitcher of the week.
Heidt batted .611 (11-18) with three doubles, five runs scored and five RBIs in CofC's 3-1 week, which included a three-game sweep Delaware.
Ober went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances last week, giving up only four hits and an unearned run over 10 innings.
Charleston Southern's Bobby Ison was named the Big South baseball player of the week.
Ison, a junior from Goose Creek, batted .636 with seven hits and six RBIs to lead Charleston Southern to a 2-1 series win over Gardner-Webb last week.
Charleston Southern's Marketa Placha was voted the Big South women's tennis player of the year, while Buccaneers head coach Mike Baker was tabbed the league's coach of the year by the conference's head coaches.
Placha, playing primarily at No. 1 singles, finished the season with a 13-4 overall singles record and a Big South mark of 8-1. She led the Buccaneers to an undefeated conference season and a 14-match winning streak to end the season.
Baker led his squad to a 15-3 overall record and a perfect 9-0 mark in league play.
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