College of Charleston associate head basketball coach Amir Abdur-Rahim accepted an assistant coaching position with Texas A&M, Cougars head coach Doug Wojcik confirmed Wednesday night.
Abdur-Rahim, 32, will be reunited with his former college head coach - Billy Kennedy - at Texas A&M. Abdur-Rahim played for Kennedy at Southeastern Louisiana from 2001-04 and was an assistant coach for three seasons under Kennedy at Murray State.
Abdur-Rahim spent two seasons as the Cougars top assistant coach.
"Amir is a terrific assistant who deserves this chance to be reunited with his college head coach," Wojcik said. "Amir is an extremely well-rounded coach, teacher and recruiter. This is a wonderful opportunity for Amir to build on his career and reach his goal of becoming a Division I head coach."
No. 1 seed Charleston Southern defeated No. 8 seed Gardner-Webb, 4-0, in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference Women's Tennis Championship on Wednesday at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.
The Buccaneers advance to the semifinals for the second consecutive year and 12th time in school history.
Charleston Southern earned the doubles point at No. 3 and No. 1. On court three, Nicolin Luecke and Marketa Placha defeated Mary Walker Mixon and Teodora Stanciu, 8-1, and on court one, Yvonne Hubler and Alexandra Walters downed Yasmin Doost and Ronia Hutterli, 8-6.
CSU clinched the match on court No. 2 when Hubler knocked off Jenny Lunde, 6-2, 6-2. The Bucs added wins at No. 1, Marketa Placha over Yasmin Doost, 6-1, 6-1 and at No. 4, Nicolin Luecke defeating Valeriia Popko, 6-1, 6-2.
The Buccaneers (16-3) move on to Thursday's semifinals where they will face the winner between No. 4 Campbell and No. 5 Coastal Carolina at 2:30 p.m.
The Citadel tennis team wrapped up its 2014 season Wednesday, falling to No. 7-seed Wofford 4-0 in the first round of the Southern Conference Championships at the Champions Club Tennis Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Terriers improved to 9-12 on the season, and they are scheduled to play No. 2-seed Furman in Thursday's quarterfinals. The Citadel concludes the year at 2-29.
Charleston Southern dropped a 7-2 decision on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale against Coastal Carolina in Conway.
The Buccaneers fell to the host Chanticleers despite Stephanie Bergmann's second home run of the season.
Bergmann connected on her second round-tripper of the season to lead off the top of third inning for Charleston Southern and tie the game up at 2-2, but Coastal Carolina rallied in pushing five runs across over their final two at-bats in completing the regular-season series sweep over the Bucs with the victory.
Jennifer Giles (10-12) suffered the loss for the Buccaneers (20-29-1, 6-11). Ashley Bagwell (12-7) picked up the victory for the Chants (30-13, 12-3).
Charleston Southern volleyball and head coach Christy Mooberry announced the addition of Elizabeth Walker to the CSU volleyball recruiting class for the 2014-15 season.
The 6-1 Walker joins fellow 2014-15 signees Amanda Metz, Chrysta Zehr, Kylie Klein, Brooke Green and Taylor Marin in Mooberry's first signing class at Charleston Southern, providing much needed height to the Charleston Southern front line in the upcoming season.
Walker, a native of Fort Mill, lined up at both front-row positions at Fort Mill High School. She also lined up at both the outside and middle hitter positions for the Carolina Juniors Volleyball club team.